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Scratch (2001)

R  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  7 November 2001 (France)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Marc 7 ...
Himself - Jurassic 5
Afra ...
Himself
Carlos Aguilar ...
Himself (as DJ Quest)
Akil ...
Himself - Jurassic 5
The Allies ...
Themselves
Almighty K.G. ...
Himself
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Herself (as DJ Shortee)
Dread Archie Jr. ...
Himself (as D.O.A.)
Babu ...
Himself - Dilated Peoples / Beat Junkies (as DJ Babu)
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Himself
The Beat Junkies ...
Themselves (as Beat Junkies)
Jon Bernson ...
Himself
John Carluccio ...
Himself - Director
DJ Craze ...
Himself
Frank Cuevas ...
Himself (as DJ Cue)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. Written by Doug Pray

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hip hop | turntable | rap | d.j. | See All (4) »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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In the DVD commentary, director Doug Pray says that he was having a lot of difficult arranging interviews with many DJs, until DJ Qbert signed on. After Qbert's interview, DJs started calling Pray volunteering themselves. See more »

Crazy Credits

Apologies and respect to the many great DJ's and others who we were unable to be included in this film. See more »

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Features The 26th Annual Grammy Awards (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Top Billin'
Performed by Audio Two
Written by Milk Dee (as Kirk Robinson) / DJ Gizmo (as Nathaniel Robinson, Jr.)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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You don't have to like the music to dig the film.
17 February 2002 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

I'm not a fan of scratching, but I really dug this movie. It gave me a real insight into a world I never had a clue existed; and what else is a documentary for? Funny, clever, hip - just like Pray's previous film, Hype! about the grunge music scene.


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