Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Crime Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - May 22, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Matty Rich's Straight out of Brooklyn is an unflinching portrait of an African-American family struggling to survive in a Brooklyn housing project. The family's oldest son (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) decides that the easiest way to get his family out of the projects is by robbing a local drug dealer, but that plan turns disastrous when the pusher and his gang track the boy and his family down. Rich was only 19 years old at the time he wrote and directed Straight out of Brooklyn (he also appears as Larry in the film).

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teenagers, desperation, family, poverty, housing-project, urban-problems, African-American, drunk, gang-violence, robbery, scheme, drug-dealer, on-the-run, revenge