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The Beat (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  16 August 2005 (USA)
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In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper



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Credited cast:
Rahman Jamaal ...
Kazz Wingate IV ...
Cassius 'Cash' Bernard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
4-Zone ...
Takbir Bashir ...
Young Businessman
Michael Colyar ...
Steve Connell ...
Bumma (as John Cothran Jr.)
Toby Howard ...
Quentin Bernard
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In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper

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Two Roads, One Path.


Action | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »




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$700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Terrific + Creative + Intelligent + Entertaining
17 August 2005 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie is well worth watching. In fact, it is worth watching more than once. It is layered and thought provoking, on top of being downright entertaining. It makes you think about the choices you make in life.

Even though I am not in any way a hip-hop fan, I found the music to be great! What a talent. I especially liked the dance sequence at the bus stop.

The movie reminded me, in some ways, of Dancer in the Dark. The way that a musical is combined with a more serious theme and that it all works is amazing to me. I used to think of musicals as fluff like Mary Poppins or Cats, but no more.

I will definitely watch this movie more than once. I would love to have the printed lyrics to the songs, but since I don't, I guess I will just watch and listen again and enjoy it every time!

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