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Last Exit to Brooklyn

The book Last Exit to Brooklyn was made into the movie Last Exit to Brooklyn.

Which one did you like better, the book or the movie?  Right now there are 6 votes for the book, and 4 votes for the movie.

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Book details for Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn was written by Hubert Selby, Jr.. The book was published in 1965 by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Movie details for Last Exit to Brooklyn

The movie was released in 1989 and directed by Uli Edel, who also directed The Little Vampire (2000). Last Exit to Brooklyn was produced by Dawoori. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

 

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SUMMARY: Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual. [IMDB - Mark Logan] REVIEW: In 1952, a panoramic... Read More
SUMMARY: Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is homosexual. [IMDB - Mark Logan] REVIEW: In 1952, a panoramic view of the other side of North America is presented through the life of different characters and their dramatic stories, having Brooklyn in common. Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a prostitute, connected with a violent street gang composed of small time crooks. They swindle most of Tralala clients, stealing their money. She meets a young lieutenant from Idaho, who falls in love with her. The labor union is on strike against the employers, placing picket against the trucks and protesting in front of the factory. American soldiers are again fighting in another war, this time against Korea. Maybe the only missing point in this film is the declared racism of those times. This sad, depressive and violent movie is another great work of Uli Edel, mainly known by 'Christiane F'. The cast has amazingly performances, and the scene when Tralala is raped by dozens of men in an abandoned car is one of the most strong I have ever seen in a movie. I agree with the words of IMDB User Comments: 'Great film, but not a piece of entertainment'. My vote is eight. [IMDB Claudio Carvalho]