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Tougher Than Leather (1988)

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Legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who ... See full summary »

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Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels
Daniel Simmons ...
Prison Warden
Jason Mizell ...
Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell
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Joseph 'Run' Simmons
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Bernie Carteez
George Godfrey ...
Nathan Burdette
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Vic Ferrante
Ric Menello ...
Arthur Ratnor
Steven N. Williams ...
Vic's Bodyguard No. 2
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Himself
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Himself
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Pam
Raymond White ...
Raymond 'Runny Ray' Walker
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Legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. stars in this cross between a blaxploitation film and a spaghetti western. They must find and punish the evil drug lord-record company executive who murdered their friend. Along the way, they encounter racist bikers, blonde bimbos, and the Beastie Boys! Written by Brad Carty

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Crime | Drama | Music

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16 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Dogs - Im Schatten der Gewalt  »

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$3,582,760 (USA)
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Spike Lee was the first person offered to direct the film after Russell Simmons saw School Daze. Lee politely turned it down and wrote and directed Do the Right Thing instead. See more »

Quotes

Vic Ferrante: Don't worry about Russel. We'll be nice to him now because it pays to be. But pretty soon I'll show him who carries the biggest dildo.
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Not an oscar nominee, but for its time...
17 February 2002 | by (FLORIDA, USA) – See all my reviews

I was a rap fan back from the beginnings with kurtis blow, this was all part of the phenomenom that russell simmons, and rick rubin started with their def jam recordings studio...i remember being like 14 yrs old going to see this movie with my dad, and even at that easily entertained age, i was let down...but...looking back now..they did the best with what they had, the budget had to be a spaghetti string..im sure...so with what they were given....it was the first RAP movie...and ushered us in to the age of tupacs,biggie smalls,redmans,wutangs...opened doors for the movies like friday,house party...they were the FRONT RUNNERS!!! and deserve better ratings then the people rating the show here.... AMEN thank god for run dmc

mackdaddyspliffs AKA a white boy who fell in love with those FUNKY BEATZ


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