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Krush Groove (1985)

 -  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 has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr... 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 Lamone 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 has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their 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 are both competing 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

The film is a fictionalized account of the early days of Def Jam Recordings and Rush Management. Rick Rubin and almost all of the musical acts played themselves in the movie. Russell Walker, the character played by Blair Underwood, was based on Russell Simmons, who appeared in the film as the club owner who said, "Let's get these kids on stage," just before the infamous Run's House scene. 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: That guy was a sucker, man. Carmen, file this.
[He hands her the "accounting book" -- a trashed out spiral notebook.]
Carmen: [rolls eyes and files the book by tossing it aside on a nearby table.]
Rick: Damn. Take all my money out of that bank.
Carmen: We don't have an account.
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Crazy Credits

The name "Adam Yauch" of the Beastie Boys is misspelled as "Adam Youck" in the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Dogma (1999) See more »

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You're Blind
Performed by Run-D.M.C. (as Run-DMC)
Written by Lawrence Smith (as L. Smith), T. Rome, Russell Simmons (as R. Simmons),
Darryl McDaniels (as D. McDaniels)
Available exclusively Profile 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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