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Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (1984)

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This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Gonzalez
Martha Gonzalez ...
(as The Dimples)
Martika ...
Marta (as The Dimples)
Jerry Sharell
(as The Dimples)
Herself (as The Dimples)
Mark Everett
Herself (as The Dimples)
Clarence Floyd III
Che Garcia
Zero Hubbard
Janice Kawaye
Scott Nemes


This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other things. Written by Tod Gemeuse <>

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Be Somebody
Written by Maxi Anderson, Greg Poree, Bob Mack
Sung by Mr. T and The Dimples
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Worthy of an Oscar!
6 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Next to Caddyshack, the Blues Brothers, Animal House, and most of the early stuff from John Hughes, this might be the most comedically entertaining films to date. Not only does it feature one of the greatest human beings ever to live, but, unlike most films released in modern Hollywood... this piece has a fairly legitimate moral(actually, several of them). The one thing that sets this cinematic masterpiece apart from the group mentioned above, is, that for the most part, "Be Somebody, Or Be Somebody's Fool" wasn't created to be intentionally funny... it just kind of turned out to be what it is through clever evolution... which gives the consumer a reaction that is violently side-slitting (that's a good thing). The scenes are perfect, the quotes are memorable, and the acting isn't that great, but that didn't really bother me, since I was laughing to hard to notice. As I close, I'm going stray from the normal tendency of others reviewers on this page, by not attempting to describe any of the scenes in this delightful little PSA from the early eighties. Instead, with genuine sincerity, I'm going to urge anyone who hasn't seen this gem to do so immediately.... Otherwise, you are never going to experience the supreme sensation of pure un-adult

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