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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
Jason Mizell ...
Himself (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
Ricky Bell ...
Himself (New Edition)
Himself (New Edition) (as Michael Bivins)
Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Himself (New Edition) (as Ralph Tresvant)


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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Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rap Attack  »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,905,293, 27 October 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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This movie marked LL Cool J's big screen debut. See more »


When the fat boys are singing all you can eat in the when they go to the cashier with the food if you look in front of the restaurant you will see a crew member standing at the door making sure nobody goes inside. You can also see people looking inside while the scene is being filmed. See more »


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 »


References Beat Street (1984) See more »


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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For fans of '80s rap only
17 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Krush Groove" features some great performances by Run DMC (including their classic "King of Rock"), the Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, the Beastie Boys, New Edition, and a very young LL Cool J. Unfortunately, without any real plot or characterization, that's all the film really has. If you like hip-hop circa 1985, "Krush Groove" is worth watching; it you don't, then skip it.

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