- 1 hr 35 min
The movie Brooklyn Rules takes place in 1985 Brooklyn, New York. The movie plot moves along the early time line of the rise of John Gotti in the mob world. The story follows Michael, played by Freddie Prinze Jr, Carmine, played by Scott Caan, and Bobby, played by Jerry Ferrara are 3 young Italian-American men from Brooklyn. With Michael as the narrator the movie follows the decisions of these three and how those choices influence the directions of each of their lives. A constant shadow throughout is the threat, or option, of a life of crime in the form of Caesar, played by Alec Baldwin. The boys reactions to this man and what he represents will shape their futures. Michael seems to work quite hard to get into the law school at Columbia, staying away from the influences of Caesar and getting involved with with the beautiful, blond, blue eyed Ellen, played by Mena Suvari. Though it is revealed that he was less than honest in his methods to get into the prestigious school. Carmine chooses a different path that involves a near worship of Caesar. In the process losing his integrity and causing ripples that spread and threaten to shake Michael's world. As Michael and Carmine each work on seemingly opposing futures, Bobby is determined to take a different path. He finds a job with the postal service in the local post office. All that he really wants is to settle down and get married to his girlfriend. The friendship of the trio is put to the test as diversity their separate paths seems destined to drag them further away from each other. The movie, Brooklyn Rules, was directed by Michael Corrente, written by Terence Winter and is a coming-of-age movie in the comedy/drama genres. The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr, Alec Baldwin, Scott Caan, Jerry Ferrara and Mena Suvari. Brooklyn Rules is rated R and runs an hour and 39 minutes.