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Tougher Than Leather (1988)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Music  |  16 September 1988 (USA)
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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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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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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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Adrock: [to a male waiter] Excuse me, miss... you got crabs?
Mike D: Coffee gives me the runs.
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I am deeply saddened
31 October 2002 | by (middlesbrough, england) – See all my reviews

When i heard the news of JAM MASTER JAYS murder today, i almost fainted! RUN DMC were not about gangster this, and bitch that. Why this has happened, no-one (at time of writting) knows? What i do know, is that the music biz has lost a good musician (yes...MUSICIAN) and the fans have lost a hero, and a nice guy.

Well it's heavens turn to have JAY now, and he'll be up there rocking the decks, and making sure that the beat continues.

As for the person that took this young life, you don't want to know what i'm wishing them.

Peace to RUN and D, and to their families, you are all in my prayers.

peace

LEE NICHOLSON


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