Serving a life sentence in one of Israel's toughest prisons, Mikki Levy never thought he'd ever see the light of day. But when's he's released early on a technicality, Mikki moves to New York hoping for a fresh start. Living with his uncle in Brooklyn, the harsh reality of life as an ex-con sets in and he gets dragged into a brutal turf war with the Russian mob, forcing him to revisit his dark ... See full summary »

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Danny A. Abeckaser
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Mikki
AnnaLynne McCord ... Esther
Sasha Feldman ... Arik
Guri Weinberg ... Avi
Eli Danker ... Dudu
Edoardo Ballerini ... Dimitri
Ido Mosseri ... Chaim
Kathrine Narducci ... Gale
Stevie Guttman ... Mendel
Harvey Keitel ... Anatoly
Kyle Stefanski ... Ahmed
Jon Carlo ... Vlad
Kadia Saraf ... Sarit
David Shabtai David Shabtai ... Drug Buyer
Jonathan Yunger ... Guard
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Serving a life sentence in one of Israel's toughest prisons, Mikki Levy never thought he'd ever see the light of day. But when's he's released early on a technicality, Mikki moves to New York hoping for a fresh start. Living with his uncle in Brooklyn, the harsh reality of life as an ex-con sets in and he gets dragged into a brutal turf war with the Russian mob, forcing him to revisit his dark past, and the survival skills he learned in prison. Mikki aggressively ascends the ranks of the underworld, but his tenacious drive may be the cause of his demise.

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When you're in this deep, you can never walk away.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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My Once in a Lifetime
Vocals by Rudiger
Music by Rudiger and Lionel Cohen
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Actually quite an impressive and entertaining B-grade Indie crime/drama film
20 February 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I'm shocked at the low score for this film. I had low expectations going into this, but I was pleasantly impressed by this indie low budget B-grade film.

This film stars and was also produced by Danny A. Abeckaser, who made his directorial debut, and his second writing credit, shared with co-star Jon Carlo. Harvey Keitel played the perfect Russian mobster, and it was nice to see some eye candy that can act, Charlotte McKinney and primarily co-star beauty AnnaLynne McCord.

If anyone is expecting to see a huge big budget Hollywood produced gangster film, this is not it. But it achieves its goal in keeping the viewer submersed and entertained. The pace was perfect, the directing and screenplay on point, and the actors, although not all seasoned A-listers (except for Harvey Keitel of course), performed quite well and convincing in their roles.

It's a shame reviewers will slam this film by comparing it to Hollywood gangster films and expecting so much more from such a small indie production. I for one am impressed and give this a well deserved 7.5/10 rounded up to a 8.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First We Take Brooklyn See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,845, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$42,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,812
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1.85 : 1
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