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Rize -- Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

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5 August 2005 (Canada) See more »
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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Truly a wonder of nature, this urban predator, Tommy the Clown and many a story to tell. But it was a rare occasion, such as this, that he did… See more (45 total) »

Cast

 
Larry Berry ... Himself

Tommy the Clown ... Himself
Dragon ... Himself
La Niña ... Herself
Miss Prissy ... Herself

Kevin Scott Richardson ... Music producer

Christopher Toler ... Lil C
Ceasare Willis ... Tight Eyez
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Directed by
David LaChapelle 
 
Produced by
Drew Carolan .... line producer
Marc Hawker .... producer
Coleen Haynes .... line producer
Ellen Jacobson .... executive producer
Ellen Jacobson .... producer
Scott F. Kaplan .... line producer
David LaChapelle .... producer
Stavros Merjos .... executive producer
Oualid Mouaness .... line producer (as Walid J. Mouaness)
Barry Peele .... executive producer
Rebecca Skinner .... executive producer
Anthony Talauega .... co-producer
Richmond Taleuega .... co-producer
Karim Torki .... associate producer
Ishbel Whitaker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Amy Marie Beauchamp 
Jose Cancela 
 
Cinematography by
Morgan Susser 
 
Film Editing by
Fernando Villena 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Higinbotham 
 
Makeup Department
Gregory Arlt .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Darcy Jennings .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... sound editor
Ryan David .... mix stage recordist
Mat Dennis .... sound recordist
Tyler Duuring .... sound mixer (as Tyler Tosh)
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Hays .... sound mixer
J. Paul Huntsman .... sound supervisor
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor
Mark Patino .... field sound mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Cannon .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Carter .... visual effects artist
Gregory Creaser .... digital intermediate colorist
Stephen Jennings .... digital effects artist
Ruth LeFaive .... visual effects producer
Gerald Ragland .... on-line assistant editor
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donovan Davis .... key grip
Sean Hellfritsch .... camera operator
Leda Maliga .... additional cinematographer
Barry Norwood .... additional photographer
Haydn Pazanti .... film loader
Sasha Rendulic .... camera operator
James Roddy .... camera operator
Joseph M. Setele .... camera operator
Michael Totten .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sharice Babakhani .... assistant editor
Denise Brown .... telecine producer
Bob Fernley .... digital intermediate producer
Kim Graville .... telecine producer
Dave Hussey .... lead colorist
Brian Jones .... assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
P.J. Marsiglia .... colorist
Sin-Halina Sy .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tim Hays .... music playback operator
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Scott Miller .... soundtrack producer
Fredrik Sarhagen .... score mixer
Anthony Talauega .... music producer
Richmond Talauega .... music producer
Suren Wijeyaratne .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Monique Barrett .... production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Natalie Reubens .... production coordinator
Sally Steele .... publicist
Richmond Talauega .... choreographer
Brandon Trones .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Christina Aguilera .... thanks
John Byrne .... special thanks
Eminem .... thanks (as Marshall Mathers)
Lauryn Hill .... thanks
Elton John .... thanks
H. Scott Salinas .... special thanks
Suren Wijeyaratne .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive content, drug references, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
86 min | Argentina:86 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Dedicated to the memory of Quinesha "Lil Dimples" Dunford.See more »
Quotes:
Dragon:We have the belief that we can be somebody... and that we're gonna be somebody.We're gonna... we're gonna rise, no matter what.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Date Movie (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye and ByeSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Truly a wonder of nature, this urban predator, Tommy the Clown and many a story to tell. But it was a rare occasion, such as this, that he did…, 14 January 2006
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

Primus fans, admittedly not exactly the target audience for this film, will immediately recognize the lyrics above and hopefully get a little kick out of it. People who don't know Primus, probably most of the people who would watch this documentary and read about it, will most likely send me angry e-mails.

I am not the biggest fan of hip-hop, rap, r&b, etc., but I decided to check out this documentary because I recently moved to LA and I appreciate seeing people who take difficult life situations and turn them into something positive, and that is exactly what happens in this movie. All of these kids living in the so called dangerous parts of Los Angeles take their frustration and their fear and channel it into a unique style of dancing, which is often quite a spectacle to behold.

It starts with a man who calls himself Tommy the Clown, who entertains at children's parties much like most other types of clowns, except that he specializes in an amazing dance performance rather than magic tricks and balloon animals, and before long other dancing clown groups are popping up all over the place, mostly staffed by kids and teenagers who otherwise would more than likely get involved in a life of crime.

This is an amazing look into the reality of the lives that these people live, right down to individual dance parties, some of the unwritten social rules of the people who dance together (the styles change so quickly that they can tell who has missed even a single day of dancing), and tragic events that take place in their everyday lives. Even if this is not your style of music or dancing, this documentary is definitely worth a look to see how some people take something so difficult and so bad in their lives and turn it into something good. Truly inspiring.

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