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Release Date: June 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
As her teacher mother, Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), and her jazz musician father, Woody (Delroy Lindo), worry over monthly bills, grade-schooler student Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt's southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris, Carlton Williams, Sharif Rashed, Tse-Mach Washington, Christopher Knowings

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Keywords: Love, Transformation, Father, Brother, Mother, Moving, Emotional, Family, 1970s, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's a movie that's so personal, naked and vulnerable that you can understand why some of its humor seems rough, some of its visuals excessive. But Crooklyn has a quality not as obvious in any Lee film since "Do the Right Thing": the sense of a whole world opening, rich and real, before your eyes. [13 May 1994, p.A]

  • Crooklyn is not in any way an angry film. But thinking about the difference between its world and ours can make you angry, and I think that was one of Lee's purposes here. show more

  • This remarkable movie will haunt you for a good long time. show more

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