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The Beat (2003)

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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Flip
Kazz Wingate IV ...
Cassius 'Cash' Bernard
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4-Zone ...
Himself
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Crazy 8 (as Chino XL)
Takbir Bashir ...
Tak
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Mugger one
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Young Businessman
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Chi-Barnes
Steve Connell ...
Artis
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Emcee
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Bumma (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Tony
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Greyton
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Jimmy
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.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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16 August 2005 (USA)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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A killer hip hop drama
16 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rahman Jamaal, the lead in this film blows my mind! He spits raps from freestyles to classical music emanating from a bus stop and makes Mr. Marshall Mathers look like a school boy. This is 8-mile with an independent spirit and very entertaining.

This is not your normal bottom barrel indie film - it has high production value and looks and sounds fantastic.

I hope the Director Brandon Sonnier has something else in the works because he certainly has talent. From what I've read he was the youngest director at 19 to ever have a film in the Sundance Film Festival.

Definitely rent or buy this film.


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