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Battle of the Year (2013)

 -  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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,888,355 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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Kick Out the Epic Motherf**ker
Written by Stefan Engblom and Olle Cornéer
Performed by Dada Life
Courtesy of So Much Dada, Universal Music AB & The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Painful
31 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Like a lot of people, I went to see this because of Josh Holloway.

Basically it's about a group of American tough guys all wanting to be the alpha male. There is so much machismo in this. It's so painful to watch. And the ending is so predictable. You guessed it. The American tough guy alpha males who at the beginning were all independent cowboy types all through the guidance of their coach (Holloway) came together as a team and learned to appreciate teamwork and true friendship.

Josh Holloway isn't even very good. He plays a drunk has-been who nobody thinks is any good, but when confronted with the challenge he gives up then he fails then he lifts himself up and makes a gallant effort. There are so many clichés in this movie that a MacBook air doesn't have the computing power to count them all.

Whatever you do, don't waste your time.


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