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A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.

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They were victims of the street, until they caught... The Beat.

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Hard Times
Written by Harley Flanagan & Kevin Mayhew
Performed by Cro-Mags (as The Cro-Mags)
Courtesy of Rock Hotel/Profile Records
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Bring on the pain!
2 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Several fraternities at my college used this film as a hazing tool. At the time, it was in the HBO rotation.

Insufficiently invested pledges were forced to watch this film repeatedly.

I was once forced to watch this movie three times consecutively.

The beat, the beat...dah dah! The beat, the beat...dah dah! Those who endured the movie five times enjoyed special privileges in the 'TUBE Room.'We became varsity tube watchers will all the privileges and responsibilities attached thereto.

Eventually, several of us wore this feat of endurance as a badge of honor.

To those who could actually enjoy this pretentious, disjointed film - I pity you.

For those of who that sat through this garbage to test your ability to watch ANYTHING - I salute you sir/madam! For me, alcohol helped at the time.

A support crew may also be necessary - to steal the remote, block exits, provide booze, etc.

In short, watch this film...if you dare to be great!


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