Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Crooklyn”

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November 12, 2012 ‐ By

In 1994, after the release of the expensive, time consuming and controversial Malcolm X, Spike Lee toned it down a bit for his next film Crooklyn. With a young girl playing the protagonist, Troy, the movie would go on to become one of two Spike Lee joints that received a PG 13 rating. And though it was a bit lighter in subject matter, the movie went on to become number 3 in the box office the week it was released.  You know the lines and the comical, tragic and touching plot but we bet you don’t know about these secrets. Check them out.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516354164 Gabie Aldrich

    Spike Lee is a Knob!!

    • Shalove2

      And what have you accomplished mister knob expert.

      • Gabie Aldrich

        Go Back to your bridge Troll! You are replying to something from 8 months ago to have a row! Ps… I am a Mrs. not a mister :) I have a right to my opinion.. So… Have a coke, a seat and a smile! :)

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  • AP

    YESSS Thanks sooo much! My FAVORITE of ALL time!

  • kALY

    I dont want to know that bad, Thats likethe 2nd or 3rd of your articles I started reading and stopped because I didnt feel like clicking to the next page, page, page, page page, So I thought I’d let U
    know. thanks.I am beautiful woman and I love good man…..inter racial romance is my dream… so I
    joined —blackwhitePlanet.С0M—–it’s where to- connect with beautiful and excellent people! I can litereally watch it, start it over and watch again! Crooklyn will forever be my favorite movie! :) Great post! Didn’t mind these clicks today ! :)

  • SM

    Great movie! The girl who played Troy’s adopted cousin went to school with my sister in D.C. #YouCare

  • NZYBBY

    BEST QUOTE EVER: “I aint no puta! I keeps my panty clean!” lmfaoooo

    • IllyPhilly

      Dead!!!! I use to say that as a kid all the time ’til I discovered what it meant.

  • YesImHere

    Best movie EVER! I can litereally watch it, start it over and watch again! Crooklyn will forever be my favorite movie! :) Great post! Didn’t mind these clicks today ! :)

  • empress123

    I absolutely love this movie! The relationship between Troy and her mother was beautiful….sorry to hear about Spike Lee’s dad and his new skank.

  • CeCe

    I watch this movie EVERY time it comes on. Luv it. Good job Lee family!

  • Katrina

    I named my little terrier Queenie because of this movie…LOL.

  • Suchalady

    I sooooo love this movie!

  • http://twitter.com/buddiejames buddiejames

    I found out 3 things I wanted to find out more, but your stories are always click to the next page click to the next page, click to the next page. I dont want to know that bad, That
    s likethe 2nd or 3rd of your articles I started reading and stopped because I didnt feel like clicking to the next page, page, page, page page, So I thought I’d let U know. thanks

    • 8ESBABY

      #FirstWorldProblems

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.codner Barbara Codner

    Love Crooklyn!!

    • tata111

      Awww, he was a good actor, all of them were/are..I remember going down south when I was young some summers to visit my family, thinking “they are weird” but having fun too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

    QUEENIE!!!

    • psylocke_2001

      Where are ya baby??? Oh where did my baby go???

      • tata111

        What was the song they sang..1, 2 the devil is coming for U? or something like that lol

        • cutiepie777

          1, 2, 3 the devil’s after me; 4, 5, 6 he’s always throwing sticks; 7, 8, 9 he misses every time….Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen

  • Nikki

    I love this movie and I cry every single time to mom dies.

    • Na Na

      Me too! All my fam be dying laughing cause no matter how many times, even when I watch it back to back I still cry like a baby.