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A Brother's Kiss (1996)




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Raised by an alcoholic mother in the seedy East Bronx, brothers Lex and Mick learned to watch out for each other at a young age and even though both are in their thirties when their tragic tale begins, they still do so. Lex, the troubled older brother is first seen making an urgent phone call to the more stable Mick. The nature of Lex's problem is not revealed right away, and as they converse, the story jumps backwards to their childhood to a traumatic night in Central Park that led to Lex being sent to reform school. Time jumps back to the near-present. Mick has become a police officer while Lex, who failed in his aspirations to become a basketball star, drifts about struggling unsuccessfully to find a job to support his wife and child. Tragedy can't help but follow when Lex begins running drugs for quick bucks and the brothers' pasts collide with their present. The emotion-charged script is based on a one-act play by director Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, which in turn is based on the life of actor Nick Chinlund, who grew up in the same neighborhood.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
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On DVD: Jan 9, 2001


Justin Pierce
as Young Lex
Joshua Danowsky
as Young Mick
Adrian Pasdar
as Dopefiend
Scott Cohen
as Man No. 1
Jason Andrews
as Cop (1979)
Frank Minucci
as Uncle Mac
Maurice Ballard
as Ball Player
Aesha Waks
as Kissing Girl
Kevin Thigpen
as Cop No. 2
Ulysses Torrero
as Variety Boy No. 1
Ian Kelly
as Variety Boy No. 2
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Critic Reviews for A Brother's Kiss

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1996
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | October 16, 2008
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Full Review… | April 3, 2002
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for A Brother's Kiss

Too much sadness...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Two brother's Lex and Mick have spent there lives lookin out for one another even though they have both taken very different paths Lex who spent the years of his youth locked up cause he tryed to stop a cop from hurting his brother Mick and Mick who went on to become a cop himself as they deal with personal problems between each other and Lex's new drug habit and a life that didnt turn out like he wanted untill it all comes to a head when Lex needs his brothers help and a ending for one that sees no other way out. Really good indy film great cast and good story of these two brothers really worth a watch for anyone into films like this

ken j

Super Reviewer

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