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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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Kicking It Old School  »

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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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In Justin's hospital room you can see a flux capacitor, which in Back to the Future (1985) is what makes time travel possible. See more »

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During the opening credits, which take place on April 20 1986, there is a shot of the legs of a Transformer toy named B'boom; however, B'boom was a part of the Beast Wars toy line and was not released until 1997. See more »

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Darnell Jackson: I can't dance like that no more. I'm a grown-ass man!
Darnell Jackson: For a hundred grand? You better bust a move, drop it like its hot. Now, I don't want to see your black ass again until you got a whole lot of money or a whole lot of diapers.
[slams door]
Darnell Jackson: Oh, hell no. You don't close my door like that!
Roxanne Jackson: [opens door] What you say, nigga?
Darnell Jackson: Uh, nothin'. I'm your nigga.
Roxanne Jackson: Now get to steppin'.
[slaps him hard across the face]
Roxanne Jackson: Bitch-slapped.
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Spoofs Knight Rider (1982) See more »

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Samba Y Sol
Written by Grant Geissman
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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For those, who grow up in the 1980's will have some fun with this silly movie.
19 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a young boy, Justin (Alexander Calvert) felt down hard on the floor trying to do some fancy break dancing for a talent show at school. Twenty years has passed, Justin (Jamie Kennedy) woke up from his coma. Although he still has the mind of a twelve year old trapped in a 32 year old body. He finds out that his parents (Christopher McDonald and Debra Jo Rapp) might lose their home, after trying to pay off Justin's medical bills. He decides to get back his old dance crew (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., Bobby Lee and Avis Alvarado) to help him win back his parents house. Justin discovers that his long time crush (Maria Menounos) is marring the bully (Michael Rosenbaum), he truly hated. But Justn hasn't realized yet that music has changed and a whole new generation of fancy foot-steppers are far superior. Since he missed two decades, it is time to grow up... a little.

Directed by Harv Glazer (Bitten) made an silly comedy that has some goofy laughs. Kennedy offers more charm that he did in "Malibu's Most Wanted". But the differences between the two, his early starring role had a much slicker look. It will certainly remind you of the film "Big" and other break dancing movies of the 1980's. The movie has a cool retro 80's soundtrack and some of the dance moves are good. "Kickin It Old Skool" is not a great comedy but it's not boring either and acting or the quality of the feature looks truly average. But it does offers some laughs and probably fans of Kennedy will enjoy this one best. Some amusing cameos as well. Super 35. (*** 1/2 out of *****).


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