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Rappin' (1985)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music, Musical  |  11 May 1985 (USA)
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An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest.

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Ice
Melvin Plowden ...
Fats
Richie Abanes ...
Richie
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Moon
Leo O'Brien ...
Allan
Charles Grant ...
Duane (as Charles Flohe)
Rony Clanton ...
Cedric
Ruth Jaroslow ...
Mrs. Goldberg
Michael Esihos ...
Stavros
Anthony Bishop ...
Mr. Fiorello
Fredric Mao ...
Mr. Chan
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Cecilia
Brandi Freund ...
Rosalita
Eyde Byrde ...
Grandma (as Edye Byrde)
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An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest.

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Catch the rhythm... Feel the heat... It's the hottest film comin' to the street.

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Drama | Music | Musical

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House rap  »

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'Mario Van Peeble''s rapping sequences were re-voiced by Ice-T. See more »

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Referenced in Ethnic Notions (1986) See more »

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Itching for a Scratch
Performed by The Force M.D.'s
Written by The Force M.D.'s, Robin Halpin (as R. Halpin), Keith LeBlanc (as K. LeBlanc), Douglas Wimbish (as D. Wimbish), Steinski
Produced by Tom Silverman
Co-Produced by Keith LeBlanc
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Under-rated lost classic
3 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable and a feel good movie, a lot of fun, this should have been the next Saturday night fever or Rocky horror. This film is dull early on but really gets going from the quarter way stage, and it tries to show the underrated Mario Van Peebles as a kind of Robin Hood figure (he is called John "rappin" hood), out of jail and trying to re-discover himself and save his neighbourhood from a greedy property developer and save his brother from a life of crime and jail like his former self. Everyone is infuenced by the power of rap and all become better people for the experience (yes very cheesy) this is for sale on region 1 (where I purchased) but not in the UK where I live, the wonders of internet, credit cards and multi region players, even a happy ending for me :-) get this film, buy it and tell all your friends about it, it deserved to be a cult classic.


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