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A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)

Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the ... See full summary »

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Frank Rainone

Writers:

Frank Rainone, Frederick Stroppel (as Frederick J. Stroppel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Spano ... Al Stanco
Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Gabriela
Danny Aiello ... Danny Parente
Abe Vigoda ... Uncle Guy
Rick Aiello ... Nicky Vetrino (as Ricky Aiello)
Tony Danza ... Louie Crisci
Jennifer Esposito ... Donna Delgrosso
Morgana King ... Aunt Rose
Janice Steinmetz Janice Steinmetz ... Angie Stanco
Vincent Pastore ... Vinnie "D"
Nelson Vasquez ... Cessie
Frank Aquilino Frank Aquilino ... Little Eddie
John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia ... Richie
Jeanna Garcia Jeanna Garcia ... Miranda
Jon-Albert Rovello Jon-Albert Rovello ... Young Al
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Storyline

Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the relationship is strained when he discovers her true goal is to expose Parente's criminal activities. When Al sees the evidence Gabriela has uncovered, which implicates Parente in the death of many locals (including Al's own father), he seeks revenge in a dangerous confrontation with his boss. Written by splice

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bűnös negyed See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Norstar Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Al Stanco: Gabriela, this is Nicky
Gabriela: One of your racist friends
Nicky Vetrino: I'm not racist... I just don't like n***ers
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Performed by Luciano Pavarotti
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For fans of The Sopranos and other New York Mafia films
21 December 2014 | by JasonT413See all my reviews

I popped this into the VHS player this morning not expecting much, what I got was a solid drama filmed in my hometown of Brooklyn that paid off on a smaller scale. Danny Aiello plays an Italian Mafia man and does a great job turning in a performance as a real son-of-a b-tch that deserves what is coming to him. We also get a nice lead turn by Brooklyn native and handsome actor Vincent Spano not to mention the very easy on the eyes Italian Beauty (from the old country) Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Tony Danza has a good supporting role. Not a great all time classic but the film delivers and is well worth the view. Fans of Scorcese, the Godfather films and the Sopranos would not be disappointed.


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