A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
A rap version of "Saturday Night Fever." B-Rabbit, a wannabe rapper from the wrong side of Detroit's 8 Mile, has problems: he dumps his girlfriend when she tells him she's pregnant; to save money to make a demo tape, he moves into his alcoholic mom's trailer; his job's a dead end, and he's just choked at the local head-to-head rap contest. Things improve when he meets Alex - an aspiring model headed for New York - and a fast-talking pal promises to set up the demo. Then new setbacks: Alex isn't faithful, mom rejects him, rifts surface with his friends, and he's mugged by rivals. Everything hinges on the next rap showdown at the club. Can B-Rabbit pull truth out of his cap? Written by
The film that Rabbit's mother is watching on TV when he comes home from taking Cheddar Bob to the hospital is the 1959 version of Imitation of Life See more »
When Jimmy gets his sweater from behind the bin before the first battle, Cheddar Bob asks "are you going to stay at your Mom's?", then puts his cigar to his mouth. When the angle changes so you can see all of the 313, Bob is clearly holding his cigar down when it should be in his mouth. See more »
Are you asking me out on a date Jimmy Smith Jr?
Yeah, as a matter of fact, I am.
Why don't you take me somewhere now?
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The final credit reads, "Filmed on location in the 313" See more »
Written by Rodolfo Franklin, Lil' Kim (as Kimberly Jones), James Lloyd, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Harvey Fuqua and Lottie Wiggins
Performed by Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Contains samples from "You Are What I'm All About"
Performed by The New Birth
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, A Unit of BMG Music
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I was afraid of this movie. For a long time I feared that one day, Eminem WOULD make a movie - and that movie would suck!!!!
Along it came, and you know what? It didn't suck. Man, was I relieved.
I have never been able to put a finger on Mr. Mathers' rapping skills, I think his technique is amazing. His rhymes are sharp and intelligent and he always performs them with pure justification. But could he take this to the big screen? He succeeded. In his debut movie he managed to play it real and natural. He had good on screen chemistry with pretty much all the characters, but especially with Brittany Murphy (Uh, gotta love that sex scene... That was hot.)
The final battles in the movie, are the absolute climax. If you ever had any doubts about Eminmems talents - one way or the other - you definitely know his worth now!
Some might say that it must be easy to play yourself, and it's not a
secret that this movie is somewhat autobiographic. But it sure takes guts to put yourself out there like that, well done.
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