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Brooklyn Rules (2007)

R | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 2009 (Israel)
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Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

Director:

Michael Corrente

Writer:

Terence Winter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Araujo ... Young Michael
Daniel Tay ... Young Bobby
Ty Thomas Reed ... Young Carmine (as Ty Reed)
Brian O'Neill ... Priest
Alec Baldwin ... Caesar
Scott Caan ... Carmine Mancuso
Jerry Ferrara ... Bobby Canzoneri
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Michael Turner
Mena Suvari ... Ellen
Alexa Havins ... Blonde
Christian Maelen ... Gino
Chris Caldovino ... Philly Cabrese
John Cenatiempo ... Bouncer #1
Staci Rudnitsky Staci Rudnitsky ... Allison
Annie Golden ... Dottie
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Storyline

Michael 'Mike' Turner is handsome, bright, a resourceful law student and perfect gentleman. Mike were perfect hadn't he been born in late 20th century Brooklyn, a New York borough dominated by the mob, in his case Carmine Mancuso, who luckily chooses to protect bright Mike, even against mob ruffian Gino, and his two inseparable buddies. Cocky Carmine Mancuso actually chooses to join the bloody business, sparing only his youth friends. Third mate Bobby Canzoneri, whose equally dumb parents hosted the gang as kids, naively aims no higher then tenure in the US Post. Yet Bobby ends up dead when a mob war erupts. Written by KGF Vissers

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Not made to be broken

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Nailed Right In See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,811, 11 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$398,420, 8 July 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During production, the working title of the film was "Nailed Right In". See more »

Goofs

After Caesar is killed, he blinks with his eyes closed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Lucky Ones (2008) See more »

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Makani's Operetta
Written by Benny Rietveld
Performed by Desperation Hall Brass Band
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Brooklyn Rules Great film nobody saw-damn shame
6 August 2007 | by MovieGamer69See all my reviews

Coming off of last years nearly perfect The Departed which cast a huge shadow in how good mob movies have to be or how great every actor was compared to this indie flick. I think every actor in this film was very good and engaging, you feel the friendship between the three main characters and Alec Baldwin is always dead on in his rendition of a ruthless mob boss, if you don't like him i would rent The Cooler with William H Macy which he was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor. All in this movie is worth 10 dollars, its got a great cast and story that you may remember from the news of the 1980s Growing up in NY as a kid this movie hits home, hearing about Paul Castellano getting in front of Sparks Steakhouse was one of the most insane things to see on TV. John Gotti was a ruthless killer and he wanted everyone to know, he flaunted it to the point where he killed dozens of people for years. He would walk to the courthouse on charges weekly in his three thousand dollar suit nobody could touch him. This is why this movie is special, it captures that feeling of how it came down to an all out mob war on the streets of NY and how it was growing up in the midst of it-60s and 70s have been done. The 80s is when every move these guys made was front page news. I was lucky enough to catch this in the theater and i must say i was highly entertained. Maybe its from being a big mob movie fan or an entourage fan or just a fan of quality characters and acting, either way its fun to watch three guys from Brooklyn grow up trying to keep their nose clean in those mean Brooklyn streets of the 1980s. I just wish this movie went wide release because it was a film that had a huge cast and setting that it would have scored big with a lot of moviegoers-like the scarface generation who all think they are gangsta!


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