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Rappin' (1985)

PG | | Drama, Music, Musical | 10 May 1985 (USA)
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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10 May 1985 (USA)  »

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House rap  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,802,204 (USA) (12 May 1985)

Gross:

$2,864,844 (USA)
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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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Performed by Mario Van Peebles (uncredited)
Written by Larry K. Smith (as Larry Smith), Robert Jay Litz (as Robert Litz), Adam Friedman, Mario Van Peebles, Leo O'Brien
Produced by Larry K. Smith (as Larry Smith)
Co-Produced by Steve Loeb
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The Star Wars of Cheesy Mid 80s Rap Movies
30 March 2004 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is such a monumental collection of cheese and brilliance that I got to give it my highest level of fervent recommendation. It took a little while to grow on me, but once I saw it from beginning to end, I was sold for life. Everytime I watch this film, it gets funnier. There are so many funny scenes, it is endless amusement. This movie is epic. It ain't for everyone, but if you find the 1980s to be inherently funny, you will crack up at this monument of cheese. Mario Van Peebles is incredible, delivering his lines with bravado and soul ("Bathroom, Fool!"). Eriq LaSalle is great as the rightous tough guy Ice. Charles Flohe has a career making role as the villian. Tasia Valenza is enchanting as the love interest, Dixie. Melvin Plowden provides portly comic relief as Fats. Ice T wrote the rhymes that Mario spits. Simply incredible. 10/10


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