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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

R | | Crime, Drama | June 1991 (USA)
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A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

Director:

Matty Rich

Writer:

Matty Rich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George T. Odom ... Ray Brown
Ann D. Sanders Ann D. Sanders ... Frankie Brown
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Dennis Brown (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Barbara Sanon Barbara Sanon ... Carolyn Brown
Reana E. Drummond Reana E. Drummond ... Shirley
Matty Rich Matty Rich ... Larry
Mark Malone Mark Malone ... Kevin
Ali A. Wahhab ... Luther (as Ali Shahid Abdul Wahhab)
Joseph A. Thomas Joseph A. Thomas ... Saledene
James McFadden James McFadden ... James
Dorise Black Dorise Black ... Ms. Walker
Robert N. Nash Robert N. Nash ... Skeet
Fran Sperling Fran Sperling ... Sarah
Billy R. Billy R. ... Gas Station Customer
Joseph Pampillonia Joseph Pampillonia ... Gas Station Manager (as Joseph Pillonia)
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Storyline

A young man living in poverty makes a plan to rob a drug dealer and change the life of his family.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egyenesen Brooklynból See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,918, 27 May 1991

Gross USA:

$2,712,293

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,712,293
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in the winter of 1990. See more »

Goofs

Principal character's parents' argument clearly indicates that the film was "flipped" to achieve proper eye-line match. Unfortunately, a large wound on the mother's face (from earlier abuse) changes from one side of her face to the other. See more »

Quotes

Ray Brown: What you been doing? Fucking Shirley?
Dennis: Yes.
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Published by T-Boy Music/Natural Born Thing Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
Written by Trisco Pearson / Travis Milner / Harold Lee
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A decent urban tale of desperation and sorrow.
24 April 2008 | by johnnymacbestSee all my reviews

When I was little I remember seeing this movie on tape that my older brother once had and I enjoyed for what it was entirely but having just saw it I felt it that Matty Rich's first movie was a fairly decent movie, not as good as "BoyZ In The Hood" or "Menace To Society" directed by more talented people who know their material inside and out. The acting is decent but to me it got really emotional near the end of the movie. Overall, this film is not hard-hitting per Se, but it shows that desperation can sometimes lead to "success" however a dark cloud hangs over the victims that comes along with it. Not Matty Rich's best work, but it's a solid film for what it is so there's no crime in not seeing it at least once.


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