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Krush Groove (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  25 October 1985 (USA)
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In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include ... See full summary »

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Herself
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Himself (Run-D.M.C)
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Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
Jason Mizell ...
Himself (Run-D.M.C.)
Mark Morales ...
Himself (Fat Boys)
Damon Wimbley ...
Himself (Fat Boys)
Darren Robinson ...
Himself (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
Kurtis Blow ...
Himself
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Ricky Bell ...
Himself (New Edition)
Michael Lamont Bivins ...
Himself (New Edition) (as Michael Bivins)
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Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Ronnie DeVoe ...
Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
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Himself (New Edition) (as Ralph Tresvant)
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In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces the label's records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run both compete for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E. Written by Anonymous

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It's chillin'! See more »

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The original concept of Krush Groove was a concert documentary of the original Fresh Fest, one of the first hip-hop concert-arena tours, but Russell Simmons convinced producers Michael Schultz and Doug McHenry to produce an original feature film instead. See more »

Goofs

LL Cool J appears as himself in a scene halfway through the film where he auditions for Rick and the other Krush Groove management team. In that scene, it is presumed that LL Cool J is an unknown. However, near the beginning of the film, when Sheila E. is performing "A Love Bizarre" in a club, the name "LL Kool J" (sic) can be seen written on the chalkboard behind her on stage. The chalkboard is still seen during other performances before LL Cool J makes his appearance. See more »

Quotes

Rick: Forget it, man. C'mon ... I think this guy's gay.
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Referenced in Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) See more »

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Kold Krush
Performed by Autumn
Written by Geo
Courtesy of Compleat Records
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Good film for old school Hip-Hop heads.
23 February 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film isn't an award winner but it is a must see for all Hip Hop historians. Loosely based on the life of producer Russel Simmons this film takes us back to the early days of Hip-Hop when rap was just starting to break into the mainstream. Blair Underwood plays Russel and everyone else (Run DMC, Fat Boys, Sheila E, New Edition, Beastie Boys, L.L. Cool J, etc..) play themselves. I think, if anything, this film gives fans an idea of what it was like for young rappers, producers and other musicians from NYC in the early eighties. I think the film could have been better if it was a little grittier and honest, but if it was than Rap and Hip-Hop may not have blown up the way it did into mainstream culture.


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