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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Gonzalez
Martha Gonzalez ...
(as The Dimples)
Martika ...
Marta (as The Dimples)
Jerry Sharell
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(as The Dimples)
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Herself (as The Dimples)
Athena
Mark Everett
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Herself (as The Dimples)
Clarence Floyd III
Che Garcia
Zero Hubbard
Janice Kawaye
Scott Nemes
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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 things. Written by Tod Gemeuse <veggie@L0pht.com>

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Mr. T: Hold it, wait a minute wait a minute, don't bring anyone's mother into this, she ain't here, and if it wasn't for your mother, you wouldn't be here, so remember when you put down one mother, you' putting down mothers all over the world.
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Peer Pressure
Written by Maxi Anderson and Greg Poree
Performed by 'New Edition'
Produced by 'Vincent Brantley' and 'Rick Timas'
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Best movie of all time?
8 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

I have to say that because I am a real fan of this movie, I read through all the comments on it here, just because I am really curious to see what people think of it. Most of the people I've showed it to (and believe me, this tape saw some heavy action during college years at St. John's in Santa Fe; some of you out there may vaguely remember something like that) have really enjoyed it. A lot of people, like myself, seem to be drawn to it as if by some kind of strange drug, so that when it is showing somewhere we will manage to wander in and see it. After seeing it about 50 times, I have begun to wonder whether it has permanently altered my mind, and if that is for the better or worse.

Well, what can I say about it? It's a truly great cult movie with a very small cult -- mostly because it's very hard to find copies of this film on video at present. Someday there'll come along an 80s retro period strong enough to bring this film back into distribution, and on that day -- may the forces of the disrespecting, momma-hating, punks fear because Mr. T will be back to teach them how to behave.

I won't go through all the advice that Mr. T gives in this film -- suffice it to say that Mr. T shows us how to use our anger and imagination to our own advantage and how to make it look like we mean to do everything we do and are always in control, even when we're confused or making horrible mistakes. Reading his autobiography (which was obviously written by Mr. T himself; if you don't believe me pick it up) which came out about the same time as this film has convinced me that he is sincere. He truly lives his life by the words he says and by what he shows in this movie, and if you and I follow it we will all be powerful, independent, individuals and probably rich ones too. We'll ALL "BE SOMEBODY"

This is not a bad film. This is a film of genius.


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