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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a prostitute. A typical day finds Bobby selling $20 bags to neighborhood locals and passing cars. A yuppie kid looking to score a kilo of coke approaches him to broker a deal and Bobby sees the opportunity of a lifetime to make some real money. His rough days may just be over. With the tidy profit he could even leave the business. Playing out of his league, Bobby arranges to get the kilo from Astro, a fearsome, high-level drug dealer. Though Lucy announces that she's decided to go back to Puerto Rico and pleads with him to make a fresh start too, Bobby is sticking to his deal and isn't going anywhere now, convinced he'll be 'livin' large in a matter a' days...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, gangsters, ocean, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, drug dealing, down on your luck, redemption, juvenile delinquency, city life, downfall, going straight, criminal heroes, urban ghetto, poverty, drugs, hitman, cocaine, blind man, drug dealer, poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, california, south central los angeles
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Laws of Gravity (1992)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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