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Brooklyn Sonnet (2000)

R | | Drama, Action
A young man must decide between a life on the streets and a career in the theater.


Elyse Lewin


Patrick Newall
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Stanek Jim Stanek ... Jimmy O'Conner (as James Stanek)
Kerry Butler ... Anna Callahan
Philip Bosco ... Uncle Chicky
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Nunzio
Patrick Newall ... Tommy DeVito
Erik Jensen ... Frankie the Snake
Michael Mastro ... Moosehead
Olympia Dukakis ... Helen Manners
Tim Artz Tim Artz ... Bobby Crypt
Tommy Helbig Tommy Helbig ... Bruno
Steve Scionti Steve Scionti ... Detective Mancuso
Mike Hodge ... Detective McCarthy
Michael Goldfinger Michael Goldfinger ... Rather Vincent
Angelica Page ... Gina (as Angelica Torn)
Robert Hogan ... John O'Hagen


Toil and trouble. Jimmy, an aspiring actor, wants out of South Brooklyn where hoods run the show. Since the death of his firefighter father, Jimmy's family has been the guys at the station house and Tommy, a mobster who owns a gym where Jimmy works. Tommy encourages Jimmy's dreams, and Jimmy gets the part of Banquo in a Joseph Papps production of "Macbeth." He goes to tell Tommy the good news and walks in on a mob hit. Tommy protects him temporarily from Nunzio, a murderous Mamaluc, but soon the cops get word Jimmy knows something. Can Jimmy succeed as an actor, be a stand up guy for Tommy, avoid Nunzio, and get closer to Anna, a woman he falls for at the theater? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Action

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »






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Borough of Kings See more »

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Written by John Newall
Performed by Kris Kelly
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It's no 100 Centre Street but it has its moments
20 December 2001 | by infinite-1See all my reviews

Okay the premise of this movie is a little silly. Our protagonist Jimmy O'Connor (James Stanek) is caught between three conflicting career paths - his family wants him to become a fireman just like them, his best friend has mob ties, and he secretly yearns to be an actor and get out of Brooklyn. Borough Of Kings aka Brooklyn Sonnet has some moments that even a TV movie would be ashamed of plotwise but Philip Bosco and Joseph Lyle Taylor turn in amusing respective performances as a mob don and a street level thug. Watch for Olympia Dukakis in a small but amusing role as a director with a very modern take on Hamlet.

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