Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical film co-written and directed by Spike Lee. The film takes place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1973. Its primary focus is a young girl, Troy (played by Zelda Harris), and her family. Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, her loving but strict mother (Alfre Woodard), and her naive, struggling father (Delroy Lindo). A distinctive characteristic of Crooklyn is its soundtrack, composed completely of music from the 1970s, except the hit single "Crooklyn" by the Crooklyn Dodgers, a rap crew composed of Buckshot, Masta Ace, and Special Ed. A two-volume release of the soundtrack became available on CD along with the release of the film. Similarly to School Daze, Do the Right Thing, and She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee appears in Crooklyn. He plays a young glue huffer named Snuffy, who likes to bully the local children. Crooklyn is the second of only two films directed by Spike Lee to earn a PG-13 rating in the USA, a distinction it shares with Malcolm X. New Yorkers selected the film for simultaneous screenings across New York City as part of the 2017 One Film, One New York contest.
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
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|5||Thin Line Between Love And Hate||3:24|
|9||Mr. Big Stuff||2:46|
|11||Pass The Peas||3:11|
|12||Time Has Come Today||4:54|
|13||People Make The World Go Round||5:05|
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