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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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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,640,000 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A scene was filmed in which the family's oven explodes but it was deleted. This was based on a true incident in Spike Lee's life. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Troy is playing stick ball wearing moccasin shoes, in the next scene, she is still wearing the moccasin shoes. See more »

Quotes

ClintonWendell: I ate three peas!
Joseph: Stop teasing me!
Carolyn Carmichael: Shut up.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Soul Train (1971) 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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26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It reminded me of when I was a young girl growing up in the 70's. We should have more movies like this one. Good work Spike. I watch this movie with my two children who was born in the early part of the 80's and they enjoyed it as well, asking me all kinds of questions,Brought a smile to my face as I told them about me and my siblings growing up in the 70's. You can actually see how times has change, making up your own games and finding some positive things to do with your time.Like playing jump rope.what about marbles or Jacks. Do they even make them anymore? Then I really love the part when Mom came home and woke up everyone in the house.Now that was a blast from the past.


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