Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Stephen Lang
Director: Uli Edel Cast: Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
, Burt Young
Burt Young
Uli Edel

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Overview

Hubert Selby's controversial 1964 cult novel Last Exit To Brooklyn is adapted to the big screen by director Ulrich Edel in this drama. The story is set in the early 1950s in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blighted waterfront town of boarded-up storefronts and striking factory workers. Harry Black (Stephen Lang), a machinist put in charge of the local union strike office, suddenly finds himself one of the most important men in town. But for all his sudden power, there's something disturbing Harry. He rejects his wife's caresses and discovers himself infatuated with a frail young man who calls himself Georgette (Alexis Arquette), who has a crush on well-muscled hood Vinnie (Peter Dobson). But Harry doesn't confront his problem head-on until he falls head-over-heels in love with Regina (Zette), a local transvestite. As the strike becomes more intense, Harry sinks deeper into an obsessive affair with Regina, using the strike fund to shower him/her with personal gifts. As Harry sinks into obsession, other characters float through the decaying streets. There's the attractive prostitute Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who falls in love with a sailor about to be shipped overseas. There is also an agreeable young man named Tommy (John Costelloe) who is beaten by his soon-to-be father-in-law Big Joe (Burt Young) for making his daughter Donna (Ricki Lake) pregnant. Everything comes to a tragic conclusion as the workers' strike escalates into a violent confrontation.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2010
UPC: 8809115452467
Original Release: 1990
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 27,484

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Lang Harry Black
Jennifer Jason Leigh Tralala
Burt Young Big Joe
Peter Dobson Vinnie
Jerry Orbach Boyce
Alexis Arquette Georgette
Stephen Baldwin Sal
Cameron Johann Spook
Rick Aiello Actor
Jason Andrews Tony
John Costelloe Tommy
Hubert Rechy Hit-Run Driver
Hubert Selby Hit-Run Driver
Rutanya Alda Georgette's Mother
Daniel Beer Tral's Trick
Joseph Carberry Uptown Bartender
Christopher Curry Riot Police Officer
Maia Danziger Mary Black
Colleen Flynn Ruthie
Ray Gill Dowland
James Harper Cop
Mark Boone Willie
Robert Kramer Fred
Ricki Lake Donna
James Lorinz Freddy
Bob Martana Truck Driver
Frank Military Steve
Christopher Murney Paulie
Michael O'Hare Riot Police Officer
Lisa Passero Teresa
Sam Rockwell Al
Camille Saviola Ella
Al Shannon Actor
Bruce Smolanoff Lost Soldier
Sylvie Spector Submarine Annie
Mike Starr Security Guard
Frank Vincent Priest
David Warshofsky Actor
Robert Weil Alex
Zette Regina

Technical Credits
Uli Edel Director
Kathryn Bihr Makeup
David Chapman Production Designer
Stefan Czapsky Cinematographer
Jake Eberts Associate Producer
Bernd Eichinger Producer
Mark Haack Art Director
Mark Knopfler Score Composer
Desmond Nakano Screenwriter
Carol Oditz Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Herman Weigel Producer

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