Straight out of Brooklyn Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Straight out of Brooklyn the Movie

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A bleak, nearly hopeless look at a struggling black family in a Brooklyn housing project. The son seeks escape through crime, his father in booze. An up-close and raw look at part of society seldom shown in mainstream film, its undeniable power is sapped by ragged production values and a loose narrative prone to melodrama. Rich (seen in a supporting role) was only 19 years old when he completed this, funded partly by PBS-TV's "American Playhouse."


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Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Teen Angst, New York, New York, Urban Drama, New Black Cinema, African America
Matty Rich
George T. Odom, Ann D. Sanders, Larry (Lawrence) Gilliard, Mark Malone, Reana E. Drummond, Barbara Sanon, Matty Rich
John Rosnell
Matty Rich
Harold Wheeler
Samuel Goldwyn Company, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, Blacks N' Progress Films


Ind. Spirit 1992: First Feature; Sundance 1991: Special Jury Prize.

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