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Brooklyn Gangster (2012)

117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

This film, The Jose Lucas Story, is said to be based on a fictionalized account of a particular string of criminal exploits, leading to the arrest, conviction, incarceration, and too sudden death of one, Jose Lucas, a local Brooklyn kid ...See moreThis film, The Jose Lucas Story, is said to be based on a fictionalized account of a particular string of criminal exploits, leading to the arrest, conviction, incarceration, and too sudden death of one, Jose Lucas, a local Brooklyn kid whose early life reads like a Dicken's novel, and ends like a classic Shakespearean tragedy. He's convicted and given a 23-year prison sentence for having been a perpetrator in a notorious day-time jewelry heist in toney, downtown Georgetown, Washington, DC.(2005) Lucas had managed to be caught on a security camera with his homeboy Lex (the one who actually used the gun, shot the shop's jeweler, and managed also, to be un-masked on camera) by design of the other two culprits, Robert and 'E," who when arrested later, in another robbery, make a deal with the DA to escape the heavy sentences given Jose and Lex (who got 24 years as the shooter) by giving them up. The film attempts to get at the story behind that conviction, which many believed resulted in a grossly unfair sentence. After having accepted that Jose has lost in court, they had hoped to fight the verdict; Jose's defense did file and lose several appeals. They had settled into the reality that most residents-of- color in Brooklyn find themselves: that of having a loved one incarcerated. Written by Rosa Ann Bryant See less
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May 19, 2012 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Jason Rivera
Jose Lucas Jose Lucas   See fewer
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Nixon Cesar
Robert Robert   See fewer
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Steven Komito
Edward Edward   See fewer
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Christian Adams
Store employee Store employee   See fewer
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Wilola Ashley
Ms. Edie Ms. Edie   See fewer
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Monet Cherise
Jackie Jackie   See fewer
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Luana Claxton
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Adam Cobb
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Samuel Difiore
Main Bodyguard Main Bodyguard   See fewer
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Mia Donowa
Okeitha Okeitha   See fewer
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Alfreda Farr Dunham
Ms. Lucas Ms. Lucas   See fewer
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Monet Dunham
Jackie Jackie   See fewer
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Matthew L. Imparato
Officer Walker (as Matthew Imparato) Officer Walker (as Matthew Imparato)   See fewer
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Stacey Lewis
Janelle Janelle   See fewer
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Maurice Linton
10 year old Jose 10 year old Jose   See fewer
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Nia Linton
Tiffiny Tiffiny   See fewer
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Billie Mastrangelo
Store Owner Store Owner   See fewer
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Robert Nesi
Officer Farley (as Robert J. Nesi) Officer Farley (as Robert J. Nesi)   See fewer
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Jamila Nyamekye
Young girl Young girl   See fewer
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Nastassja Ocasio
Phyllis Phyllis   See fewer
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Precious Parham
Tenisha Tenisha   See fewer
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Kim Park
Ms. Brooks Ms. Brooks   See fewer
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Gleenda Phillipe
Buttercup Buttercup   See fewer
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Vanessa Rodrigo
Cleo Girl Cleo Girl   See fewer
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Angel Christian Roman
Angel (as Angel Roman) Angel (as Angel Roman)   See fewer
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Joshua St. Bernard
Li'l Jose Li'l Jose   See fewer
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Sanaz St. Bernard
Li'l Malik Li'l Malik   See fewer
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Loria Viles
Frieda Frieda   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 92 votes