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Style Wars (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  1983 (USA)
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Demon ...
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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 ...
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Michael Martin ...
Himself (as Iz the Wiz)
Quik ...
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Mare ...
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Li'l Seen ...
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'Lee' George Quinones refused to appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Cap: Dust started pulling some shit with me, and I'm telling you, he's lucky we didn't catch him by that wall, because if he would of been, -even if you were shooting the movie, it would of just been boom boom boom and that's the way it woulda went.
Cap: that was a beautiful wall, I really liked that, people like that, they deserve getting everything they got crossed out, forevea."
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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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