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Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Music  |  20 September 2013 (USA)
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Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.

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Cast

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Dante Graham
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Stacy
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Rooster
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Flipz (as Flipz)
Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz ...
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Anis
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Rebel
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Kid (as Kid David)
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Sniper
Richard Maguire ...
Lil Adonis
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Bambino
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Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)
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The producer Dante Graham promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball coach Jason Blake that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,603,177 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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$8,888,355 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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R&B singer Chris Brown, who plays "Rooster", also played in the opening of the movie "Stomp The Yard" where he played a dancer in a "battle" scene similar to the plot of this movie. See more »

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Features Planet B-Boy (2007) See more »

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Written by Antonio Hardy, Karl Jenkins, Melvin Lewis, Marlon Williams, Nathaniel Wilson, and Tarik Collins
Performed by The Roots
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Don't waste your time on this one!
22 November 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well, what can I say, you reading this review will be a better usage of time than watching this disaster. A film which adds no value to your motivation factor, it didn't even motivated me to pump a muscle. The choreography was good but the cinematography took the fun away from it. The dialogs were unsynchronized and looked forceful as if the actors lost interest in the middle. Abrupt ending with stupid scenes which have no connection with the movie, throwing love and family angles just to touch every heart(FAIL!), quickly ending the BATTLE which was deemed to be the most important and much awaited part of the movie and below par acting of almost all the actors, makes BATTLE OF THE YEAR *THE WORST MOVIE OF 2013* I watched so far. A complete PONZI scheme. Save your time, money and effort. Stay away from this one. (Yes, Its nothing like STEP UP)


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