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Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  27 April 2007 (USA)
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A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

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A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

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Breakdancing isn't dead. It's been in a coma.

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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27 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kicking It Old School  »

Box Office

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$2,541,419 (USA) (27 April 2007)

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$4,500,147 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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The film's translation in Russia is "Show me the Old School". See more »

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One of the Transformers (Optimus Prime) in the hospital room is not the American/ Hasbro version. See more »

Quotes

Darnell Jackson: Man, I miss you dog. I miss you. You my nigga.
Justin Schumacher: [Looking horrified] Darnell, that's a bad word.
Darnell Jackson: Bitch, you been sleeping too long. After N.W.A. came out everybody's been saying it.
Justin Schumacher: What was N.W.A.?
Darnell Jackson: Niggaz with Atti...
Justin Schumacher: [Looking more horrified]
Darnell Jackson: Look, don't worry about it. It's my buddy, my friend.
Justin Schumacher: I'm sorry Darnell, I was in a coma.
Darnell Jackson: Yeah, you were.
Justin Schumacher: You're a good nigger. You're the best nigger I ever had.
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Killer Eyes
Written by Christian Burkholder, Nathan Jenkins, Miguel Kadelich and Cliff Jin
Performed by Thieves Like Us
Courtesy of Position Music
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What Should Be a Waste of Time Mysteriously Holds My Attention
9 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Justin was a break-dancing child of the 1980s. At least, until he flipped off the stage and sent himself into a coma. Waking up twenty years later, he's a child trapped in a man's body and still has the urge to break dance. So what does he do? What anyone would do -- form the team together again to win the local break dancing contest and pay his parents back for all his medical bills.

This film comes from first-time director Harvey Glazer. For most people, this gives hi ma clean slate. For me, I look at his past endeavors as a producer and cringe. From 2006 through 2007, he produced a variety of awful straight-to-video horror films, which I've actually seen simply because Anchor Bay sends me copies for free. "The Mad", "Ultimate Killing Machine" and "Bottom Feeder" are not films you should necessarily be proud to have on your resume. This one, however, is an exception.

I was at a party, and a Blockbuster employee named Jared brought it over, more or less as a joke to have something playing in the background. And I was like "Jamie Kennedy? Straight to video? Oh no!" But before long, I found myself distracted from my Pabst Blue Ribbon and game of cards and actively watching this one. The 1980s references were cleverly woven in, and the style of humor was low-brow without being tasteless. It was right up my alley.

I'm not sure who this film is catering to, besides me. I suppose people in their mid-20s to mid-30s. The bulk of the humor relies on understanding a lot of the references and quotations used, which the younger crowd might not get. Some of them are very subtle. The rest of the humor might turn off the older crowd, because it has a youth focus. Urination, juvenile behavior and the like. Hey, I liked it... but would my mom? Probably not.

So if you're in your twenties and want a flashback, this might be something for you. Rubik's cubes, DJ Tanner, He-Man and Rockem Sockem robots are the name of the game here. If this sounds like something you'll appreciate, dig in. And, if that doesn't sell you: there's a special appearance by David Hasselhoff and KITT. What more do you want?


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