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Last Exit to Brooklyn (movie)

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Last Exit to Brooklyn
Directed byUli Edel
Written byDesmond Nakano
Hubert Selby Jr. (novel)
Produced byBernd Eichinger
StarringStephen Lang
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Burt Young
Peter Dobson
Jerry Orbach
CinematographyStefan Czapsky
Edited byPeter Przygodda
Music byMark Knopfler
Distributed bySummit Entertainment
Release date
Running time
102 minutes
CountriesWest Germany, UK
Box office$1,730,005 (USA)

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1989 English-language British-German drama movie, directed by Uli Edel, and based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr.[1][2][3]

Plot[change | change source]

In the 1950s in Brooklyn, a group of prostitutes, unionist activists and drag queens lead difficult lives, an existence of drugs, crime and violence in a working class Brooklyn neighborhood.

References[change | change source]

  1. Vincent Canby (May 2, 1990). "A Brutal, Elegiac 'Last Exit,' Unrelieved by Hope". The New York Times.
  2. Shelia Benson (May 4, 1990). "A Brutal, Theatrical Mix Runs Through Edel's 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'". The Los Angeles Times.
  3. Anthony DePalma (April 27, 2004). "Hubert Selby Jr. Dies at 75; Wrote 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'". The New York Times.

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