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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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Flipz (as Flipz)
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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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Chris Brown & Laz Alonso both played in the movie "Stomp The Yard" but had no scenes together. See more »

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Lost but found again
2 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you lose your passion for something, you might feel lost. So does our main actor here (you may know him from a TV show called Lost), who has to train a few kids to do something that seems unachievable. Mainly because some of his pupils didn't lose their focus, they didn't have it to begin with.

But the movie does have a story, even though we have a lot of characters that have to fit into the story, you do get a bit of their background and the movie does make sense. The dancing is OK, with some wicked things/stunts being performed. The story is more than decent and is fun to watch. Overall something people who like "battle" movies might very well enjoy


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