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Last Exit to Brooklyn In movie theaters, Last Exit to Brooklyn was a jarring novelty — a bloody though beautifully filmed blur. On the video screen,...Last Exit to BrooklynDramaPT102MR In movie theaters, Last Exit to Brooklyn was a jarring novelty — a bloody though beautifully filmed blur. On the video screen,...1990-12-07Jason AndrewsStephen BaldwinJerry OrbachPeter DobsonJason Andrews, Stephen Baldwin, Jerry Orbach, Peter DobsonCinecom International
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Last Exit to Brooklyn

Genre: Drama; Starring: Uli Edel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Jason Andrews, Stephen Baldwin, Jerry Orbach, Peter Dobson; Director: Uli Edel; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Cinecom International

In movie theaters, Last Exit to Brooklyn was a jarring novelty — a bloody though beautifully filmed blur. On the video screen, the movie looks much more conventional — it’s not far removed from the music videos playing on TV all day.

Based on the critically acclaimed 1964 novel by Hubert Selby Jr., the movie wanders around the underbelly of Brooklyn during the post-World War II years, keeping tabs on a scrappy peroxide-blond hooker called Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a factory worker (Stephen Lang) who forsakes his wife for a young male hustler. Aficionados of fine acting will find Last Exit to Brooklyn worth renting for the complex performances of Lang and Leigh. But, with its vague and unresolved story and themes, the movie remains a blur — and on video, a smaller blur, at that. C

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