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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Rap Attack  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$11,052,713
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The soundtrack of the movie, released on Warner Bros. Records, was released on CD once--in Japan--and only 1,000 copies were made, until 2014, when it was licensed to Perseverance Records, a label that specializes in rare movie soundtrack albums. The reissue includes the two bonus tracks that were on the Japanese CD. 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 »

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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Krush Groovin'
Performed by The Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C. (as Run-DMC), Sheila E. and Kurtis Blow
Written by Russell Simmons (as R. Simmons), Kurtis Blow (as K. Blow), Rick Rubin (as R. Rubin),
Joseph Simmons (as J. Simmons), Darryl McDaniels (as D. McDaniels), Mark Morales (as M. Morales),
, Darren Robinson (as D. Robinson) and Damon Wimbley (as D. Wimbley)
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If you like old school rap this movie is for you
12 September 1999 | by 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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