Crooklyn [DVD] [1994]

Spike Lee's tender and nostalgic tale of one family's memorable summer in Brooklyn arrives on DVD courtesy of MCA Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 theatrical widescreen version and featuring a closed captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this release also offers an additional French Dolby Digital 5.1 track in addition to optional Spanish subtitles. Extra features include production notes, web links, talent bios, and film highlights.
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Spike Lee and his siblings Cinque Lee and Joie Lee co-wrote this nostalgic but unglamorized look at a family growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, inspired by their own childhood. Woody Carmichael (Delroy Lindo) is a jazz musician whose career is in a slump; he once made a good living as a session musician, but he has moved away from it to devote himself to more serious music, a choice that has not worked out well from a financial standpoint. His wife Carolyn (Alfre Woodard) works as a school teacher to keep food on the table. The Carmichaels have five children, a bright and introspective daughter named Troy (Zelda Harris) and four sons with a habit of causing trouble, and they all share an apartment in a brownstone in Brooklyn. Crooklyn follows the Carmichaels as the kids learn the funny and painful lessons of growing up, Mom and Dad balance their love for each other against the financial and personal difficulties of the creative life, and they all try to get along with the often eccentric neighbors on their block. Crooklyn's soundtrack is enlivened by classic 70s R&B hits, including selections by Sly and the Family Stone, The Jackson Five, Curtis Mayfield, The Staple Singers, and The Chambers Brothers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Alfre Woodard
    Alfre Woodard - Carolyn Carmichael
  • Delroy Lindo
    Delroy Lindo - Woody Carmichael
  • David Patrick Kelly
    David Patrick Kelly - Jim
  • Zelda Harris
    Zelda Harris - Troy
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    Carlton Williams - Clinton

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