Last Exit to Brooklyn

Synopsis: Taken from Hubert Selby, Jr.'s controversial novel. A gallery of characters in Brooklyn in the 1950s are crushed by their surroundings and selves: a union strike leader discovers he is gay; a prostitute falls in love with one of her clients; a family cannot cope with the fact that their daughter is illegitimately pregnant.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Uli Edel
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  6 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min


Don't bullshit me, you bastard.

I know you scored,

now give me half a buck.

You know something.

You're worse than a leech.

A leech you can get rid of.

You don't go for nothing.

I don't even got

a pack of cigarettes.

Don't tell me, I ain't your

father. Hey, we're home...

- You cheap motherf***er. - Look,

go tell your troubles to Jesus

- and stop breaking my balls.

- I'll break your balls.

Go get her, little boy.

Hey. Don't y'all know you're

not to f*** girls on the street.

Hey! Go f*** your mother.

I hear she's a good hump.

Cotton picking doggies.

We'll cut your n*gger

loving heart out.

Hey, why don't we just get

ourselves back to the base?

Let's get the bastards.

Go! Go!

Run motherfuckers!

Yeah, let's kick their asses.

No! No!


Please, please,

I don't wanna fight!

Hey, Al, hold him.


Get up!

What are you looking at?


Yeah, hold it right there.

Come on, up against the car.

Oh, my God!

- Don't look too good.

Everybody shut up!

Now, what's going on?

I asked you what's going on here.

Those goddamn yankees like

to kill our buddy here.

There's nothing wrong with him.

He's only fooling.

If he's fooling, he's

one hell of an actor.

Shut up! Now what the

hell is this all about?

They insulted my wife.

What wife?

Right over there.

Tralala, come here.

See, we were standing

on the corner talking,

when these three army creeps started

making obscene remarks to my wife.

I told them to shut up,

to defend her honor.

Then they attacked me.

Ain't that right?

Yeah, they insulted me.

God damn drunks.

You dirty whore! How

could you be insulted?


Take it easy. And you better

watch your mouth, soldier.

All you goddamn yankees

are the same.

Bunch a no-good n*gger-loving

bastards. That's all you are.

If you don't shut up right now, I'll lock

you up and your friends along with you.

Anyone here see anything?

Yeah, yeah, I did.

I'm in charge of the strike

office right up the street.

- Yeah.

- Oh yeah, it's what he said.

They started it.

They insulted his wife.

- They came over started up the

fight. - Okay, okay. Shut up!

Get back to the base and have

someone look after your friend.

And you beat it!

If I see any of you punks in a fight

again, I'll personally split your skulls!

- Get outta here.

- You're ugly, Tony.

Harry, why have you got

all this beer here?

'Cause I ordered it, that's why.

Big shot, huh?

Hey! Whatever I want, I order it

and the union pays for it.

We're a big union,

you know what I mean.

Look at this, we're

in the paper every day.

Hey, Harry, is the union planning

on playing a little baseball here, eh?

Hey, show Harry your clipping.

Oh, Christ, again?

I run the whole

show around here.

I'm on the payroll and I got

an expense sheet, too...

Harry, take a look at this.

You know I'm making more now,

than when we was working.

And it's tax free and the wife

don't know nothing about it, eh?

Eh, the three guys that got shot

sticking up that store?

Vin did time with

them up at the EI.

This guy right here,

the one the cops killed.

He was my boy.

We just got out together last week

and he already made the front page.

Hey, what about that half buck?

Hey, go f*** yourself.

I defended your honor, didn't I?

- I'll have one.

- Yeah, me too.

Hey, hey, don't f*** around here.

That's union property.

Think fast!

Come on, drink up, eh!

The brewery needs the barrels.

I'll have one.

Yeah, me too.

So, bring your glasses over here.

Excuse me.

Do you know where Vincent is?


You were saying?

Vinnie and the other guys,

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Desmond Nakano

Desmond Nakano (born 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, film score composer, and actor. He is Sansei, or third-generation Japanese American. He directed the feature films, White Man's Burden (1995) and American Pastime (2007). His writing credits include the screenplays for the dramatic feature films Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), American Me (1992), White Man's Burden, and American Pastime. more…

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