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Style Wars (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  1983 (USA)
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and and breakdancing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demon ...
Himself
Kase 2 ...
Himself (as Kase)
Eric Haze ...
Himself (as SE 3)
Spank ...
Himself
Trap ...
Himself
Kay Slay ...
Himself (as Dez)
Butch
Skeme ...
Himself
Zone ...
Himself
Min One ...
Himself (as Min)
Cap ...
Himself
Michael Martin ...
Himself (as Iz the Wiz)
Quik ...
Himself
Mare ...
Himself
Li'l Seen ...
Himself
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and and breakdancing.

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Trivia

Cap originally wanted to hide his face by wearing a ski mask. The producers reluctantly agreed. But Cap showed up to filming without the mask and decided to let his face be seen. See more »

Quotes

Min One: That's never forgive action.
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Connections

Edited into And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
Courtesy of Laurie Records
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Amazing Documentary
31 January 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This documentary on subway grafitti in New York City in the early 1980s had it all: it was beautifully shot, had a great soundtrack, and captured the essence of what was going on in the city after the 70s and under the regime of Mayor Kotch. The best thing about this documentary is how it can be studied on so many levels- it makes you realize why "bombing" is done and what it accomplishes. It helps you understand the psychological reasoning behind it, and how it plays on human character traits such as territorial rights, pursuit and the need for recognition. It shows how graffitti had a strong impact on society, and how it tore some homes apart. A must see- plus a great representation of early hip hop music and style. Love those TWAs! (Teeny Weeny Afros!) 9 out of 10.


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