Just watched it last night. Grim character study of some residents of a depressed Brooklyn nieghborhood circa 1952. Big local factory in month six of a strike, local hoodlums, crooked union steward discovering his gayness, union bosses, gal from the hood being drawn into alchoholism and prostitution. Good movie but depressing.
Spotted Frank Vincent (Phil Leotardo) from **The Sopranos ** and also Goodfellas as the priest baptizing Rickie Lakes baby and Mark Boone Junior from **Sons Of Anarchy **as the bartender in the dive where Jennifer Jason Lee goes to pick up sailors.
I thought the filmmakers would be born and bred Brooklynites but watching the extra features on the DVD, they’re Germans that don’t speak English.
Anyone else seen it and have opinions?