Crooklyn (1994)

May 13, 1994 | Biography, Comedy, Drama, General Film

Crooklyn-1994-posterDirector: Spike Lee

Writer(s): Spike Lee, Cinqué Lee, Joie Lee

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris, Carlton Williams, Sharif Rashed, Tse-Mach Washington, Christopher Knowings, José Zúñiga, Isaiah Washington, Ivelka Reyes, Spike Lee, N. Jeremi Duru, Frances Foster, Norman Matlock, Patriece Nelson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tiasha Reyes, Raymond Reliford, Harvey Williams, Peewee Love, Bokeem Woodbine, Mildred Clinton, Emelise Aleandri, Omar Scroggins, Daniel K. Thomas, Asia Gilyard, Carmen Tillery, Taneal Royal, Kendell Freeman, Kewanna Bonaparte, Gary Perez, Arthur French, Manny Perez, RuPaul, Yolande Morris, Dan Grimaldi, Susan J. Jacks, Christopher Wynkoop, Rene Ojeda, Tracy Vilar, Keith Johnson, Michele Shay, Hector M. Ricci, Nadijah Abdul-Khaliq, Bruce Hawkins, Richard Whiten, Michelle Rosario, Maurie A. Chandler, Monet A. Chandler, Zay Smith, Derrick Peart, Ulysses Terrero, Johnette Cook, Desiree Murray, David Cassidy, Damon C. Fields, Shirley Jones, Mizan Kirby, Joie Lee, Richard Pierre-Louis, Bob Wolff

Synopsis: As her teacher mother, Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), and her jazz musician father, Woody (Delroy Lindo), worry over monthly bills, grade-schooler student Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt’s southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.

Release Date: May 13, 1994 (USA) | Length: 115 min | Genre: Semi-Autobiographical, Comedy, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for drug content.

Note: Hard to believe but I found a couple of Zay Smiths. I didn’t find Hector M. Ricci. I did find a comedian named Ricci Hector but I don’t know if they are the same person. I need to watch the film again to better identify people.