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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
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Prison Warden
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Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell
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Joseph 'Run' Simmons
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Bernie Carteez
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Arthur Ratnor
Steven N. Williams ...
Vic's Bodyguard No. 2
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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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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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Vic Noto(Bartender Steve)who gets his fingers broken in the Alley,improvised most of his Dialogue at the bar With Jam Master Jay who although taken by surprise,played along well with the "Changes". The next day in Times Square after the Nightly Screening,Vic Noto was coincidentally approached By Spike Lee who praised his work in the film. See more »

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Adrock: [to a male waiter] Excuse me, miss... you got crabs?
Mike D: Coffee gives me the runs.
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Stupid!
26 June 2002 | by (Bronx,NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I've seen. First of all Run DMC is very overrated and how you are going to make a movie about avenging a friends murder then turn it into a damn Krush Groove 2. There is corny performances and such and such. The acting is so bad it makes Sheila E. look like a veteran actress.


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