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George T. Odom in Straight Out of Brooklyn

Straight Out of Brooklyn

1991 R

A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out and turns to crime to fund his escape. But his plan involves scamming the neighborhood's biggest drug kingpin, a heist that's dangerous at best. Co-stars Larry Gilliard Jr. and Mark Malone.

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