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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid ... See full summary »

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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school has decided to give him a lesson in behaviour... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If they get caught it's all over. If they don't, it's just the beginning!

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9 March 1990 (USA)  »

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A Festa do Rap  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,386,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This was final film released before the death of Robin Harris, who died nine days after the movie was released. However, it was not his last one as he appeared in Mo' Better Blues (1990), which was released approximately five months after he died. See more »

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when you see the two thieves being chased by the dog after being chased by the cop running towards the bus look to your left, there's a shadow of a man holding a camera following them to the bus through the whole scene. See more »

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George Clinton: [after hitting Stab across the Head] Yeah, I did it, I might cry two tears in a bucket. Fuck it. Let's take it to the stage.
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When the production manager (listed elsewhere under his own name) disappeared during the making of the film, costing the production several thousand dollars, he was credited under the name "Ozus Munny" as retribution for his irresponsibility. See more »

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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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Shake It Up
Performed by Jamaica Boys
Written by Marcus Miller, Lenny White, Bernard Wright
Published by Thriller Miller Music, Adm. by MCA Music, A Division of MCA, Inc. (ASCAP) / Chinese Music (BMI) / Bernard Wright Music Inc. / Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc (BMI)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Robin Harris walks away with the movie
20 November 1999 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I never was a big fan of rap or hip hop music, but nevertheless this is a very funny and fresh film about a high schooler's night at a local house party, despite his father's objections. Robin Harris had died just a few days after I first saw this film, and walks away with every scene he's in. Funniest lines: "Don't ever commit a crime with that jeri curl on your head. They'd just follow the drip!" and "I'm from a small town called Fresh off a Cops Ass, and you're making me homesick!", to a couple of policemen. Stay tuned to the extremely hilarious finale where Harris has it out with his son.


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