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The Right Connections (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Music  -  15 August 1997 (USA)
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The Tompkins's kids have a good life despite being raised by a single mum. However when Gail loses her job they look like they will have to make sacrifices to allow her to finish college so... See full synopsis »

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Stanley work at the local recreational center in the city of Oaktown. Whenever trouble threatens his homeboys, Stanley puts on his magical dancing shoes and is transformed into his ... See full summary »

Stars: M.C. Hammer, Clark Johnson, Jeff Jones
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Melanie Cambridge (as Melissa Hart)
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Lionel Clark
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Peter Lake
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Blake Ingram
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The Tompkins's kids have a good life despite being raised by a single mum. However when Gail loses her job they look like they will have to make sacrifices to allow her to finish college so that she can get a better job to support the family properly... See full synopsis »

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Connecting your kids to this movie should keep them entertained for a couple of hours
23 April 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

A single mother with four children is fired from her job. As she was struggling to make ends meet, she decides that the best thing to do would be to return to school and finish her degree. Financially, she thinks they can swing it. However, the kids get the mail one day and realize they have a $5,000 bill from the IRS, a gift from their runaway father. Keeping this news quiet from their mother, the foursome try to raise money for the payment. They babysit, walk dogs, mow lawns, and run a lemonade stand but only gain about $100. Then, on the radio, they hear that a hip-hop contest will be held soon and the winner will net, you guessed it, $5,000. Can these kids, with the help of a faded star (MC Hammer), win the darn thing? This is a sweet family movie. The kids are very cute, especially the littlest one, and their aspirations to help their mother are very commendable. That said, it really is a stretch to believe these children could actually win a hip-hop musical event against a bevy of skilled and practiced musicians. But, hey, its only a movie. Hammer is quite nice as the faded star who opens his heart to the kids and Melissa Joan Hart stops by now and then to lend her support as a caring cabbie. No, this is not Oscar-caliber cinema. However, if your kids love music, this film will entertain them for a couple of hours. Connecting kids to a movie with good messages about trying hard and caring for others will never grow old.


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