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Tougher Than Leather (1988)

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
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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 »

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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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Average Hip Hop Movie But Still Worthy
15 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike Lee turned down this script. That says it all. But I still wish it came out on DVD. I think it's still a Hip Hop classic from that era. Shame it only grossed like 3 million. Problaby cost a million to produce though. They should have promoted this a little bit more. I remember significant delays with this movie being released and problems on the set with Rick Rubin. It should have been a better movie with those caliber of stars. But by 1988 Run-DMC and the Beasties were starting to fade out a little. It was a should have or would have movie. Nowadays, 50 cent gets a 30 million dollar movie budget and top notch promotion.


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