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Brooklyn Rules Details


Director Michael Corrente's coming-of-age comedy drama Brooklyn Rules unfurls in 1985, coincident with the early rise of John Gotti. Three young Brooklyn men of Italian-American heritage -- Michael Turner (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Carmine Mancuso (Scott Caan), and Bobby Canzoneri (Jerry Ferrara) -- make the pivotal, potentially irreversible choices that will determine their directions in life. The boys' periodic run-ins with a sadistic mobster type who rules the neighborhood, Caesar Manganaro (Alec Baldwin), suggest the ever-present option of drifting into a career of crime. On the surface, Michael courageously and doggedly bucks this choice, opting instead for the pre-law program at Columbia and a straight-laced romance with blonde-haired, blue-eyed coed Ellen (Mena Suvari), yet this path is not as antiseptic as it may seem, for he actually scammed his way into the law program. Meanwhile, Carmine idolizes Caesar, and his desire to emulate this thug not only compromises his own moral integrity, but threatens to jeopardize the stability of Michael's life as well by drawing him into a sticky web of criminal activity. While the first two men navigate these treacherous paths, the third friend, Bobby, stakes out safer ground with a low-key job at the post office and married life with his intended. Over the course of it all, the boys' bonds of friendship become stressed and strained given the divergence of their paths. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 2007


Alec Baldwin
as Caesar Manganaro
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
as Michael Turner
Mena Suvari
as Ellen
Jerry Ferrara
as Bobby Canzoneri
Scott Caan
as Carmine Mancuso
Monica Keena
as Amy
Robert Turano
as Mr. Canzoneri
Phyllis Kay
as Mrs. Canzoneri


Michael Corrente
Michael Corrente
Richard Barton Lewis
Marisa Polvino
Terence Winter
Richard Crudo
Margaret Yen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Benny Rietveld
Composer (Music Score)
Kate Sanford
Bob Shaw
Production Designer
Richard Perello
Darren Manleski
Executive Producer
Terence Winter
Executive Producer
Bonnie Comley
Executive Producer
Rachel Rothman
Executive Producer
Akiva Goldsman
Executive Producer
Steven Bowman
Executive Producer
Billy Heinzerling
Executive Producer
Stewart F. Lane
Executive Producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Amanda Mackey
Caroline Jaczko
Line Producer