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Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 May 1994 (USA)
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

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Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crooklyn - Uma Família de Pernas Pro Ar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,640,000
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on lives of Spike Lee and his siblings (who co-wrote the script). See more »

Goofs

In the store, Troy buys a bag of chips, lemon heads, bazooka gum, licorice, fireballs and Boston baked beans. When she gets home all of the boys pull out all of the candy from the bag and Troy is seen eating a candy necklace, obviously something she did not buy. See more »

Quotes

Carolyn Carmichael: Damn it, Woody, you bounced another check.
Woody Carmichael: I thought we had it covered. I'll get some money.
Carolyn Carmichael: When?
Woody Carmichael: When? What do you think I'm doing right here? Gem, Let me just finish this music.
Carolyn Carmichael: That's what I've always done. The problem is your music's not bringing anything into the house but music.
Woody Carmichael: Gem, the money will come.
Carolyn Carmichael: I'm waiting. I'm back teaching school again, and I am waiting, Woody.
Woody Carmichael: Just keep doing what you're doing, Gem. Now you know it wasn't always like this. I made money before. I'll make ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits play over old footage of several episodes of "Soul Train". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Don't Make Me Over (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia)
Written by Jimmy Sabater (as Jami Sabater) & Joe Cuba
Performed by Joe Cuba
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SO sad and funny
15 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I always had a thing for this movie; it's just all-around

entertaining and fun and hilarious, then heartrendingly sad...

all of that in this cooler-than-cool atmosphere of '75 Brooklyn.

Any movie that will make you laugh and cry as hard this one is a perfect film experience to me.

It is at times uneven and glaringly annoying, but that's easily overrided by so many great qualities like those kids and the acting by everyone.

I'm seventeen but I wish I lived in 1975 Brooklyn 'cuz it looked like the richness of life!


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