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Krush Groove (1985)

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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Himself (Run-D.M.C)
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Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
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Himself (Fat Boys)
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Himself (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
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Himself (New Edition)
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Himself (New Edition) (as Michael Bivins)
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Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Rap Attack  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At least one scene was shot at the Marble Hill Projects in the south Bronx - viewed in the hip-hop community as the birthplace of hip-hop music and culture. 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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Crazy Credits

The cast dances over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in House Party (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Pump It Up - Let's Get Funky
Performed by The Fat Boys
Music by Kurtis Blow and David Reeves
Lyrics by Mark Morales (as M. Morales), Darren Robinson (as D. Robinson) and Damon Wimbley (as D. Wimbley)
Courtesy of Sutra Records
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Some of Rap's first major players
25 April 2003 | by (Renton, WA USA) – See all my reviews

The storyline is a familiar about trying to make it big and how sometimes that means selling your soul to the devil but find redemption in the end etc. The difference here is many of rap music's early stars take a turn at acting. They do all right. I think that Blair Underwood inspired them to do a decent turn.

The main attraction now is the nostalgia of seeing Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys and New Edition perform. Also there are cameos from the young Beastie Boys and a skinny LL Cool J.


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