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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 (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,905,293 (USA) (27 October 1985)

Gross:

$11,052,713 (USA)
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Trivia

Several fights broke out between extras. Many Latinos were stating that Hip Hop was collaborated between black/brown while black extras argued that brown "influence" came later. This caused so much tension on set that Russell Simmons grabbed megaphone and shouted "Its Black invented but now everyone is rocking to it. So lets stop fighting and finish this movie".After this, cooler heads prevailed. 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

LL Cool J: Box!
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Crazy Credits

The charcter of Russel Walker was based on the life of Russel Simmons. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Dog Me
Performed by The Fat Boys
Written 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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If you like old school rap this movie is for you
12 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about the struggles of early rap groups trying to make it big in the 80's when rap was not a popular music genre. This is not the most dramatic of movies by any stretch of the imagination, but if you like old school rap acts like RUN-DMC, The Beastie Boys, The Fat Boys, and LL Cool J you will find this movie entertaining. However if you are not familiar with the 80's rap scene you may not be very impressed with this movie. I though it would be a really stupid movie at first, but once I watched it I was impressed.


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