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Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, 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 overview, first billed only:
Flipz (as Flipz)
Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz ...
Do Knock (as Jon Do Knock Cruz)
Anis Cheurfa ...
Jesse 'Casper' Brown ...
Rebel (as Jesse Casper Brown)
Kid (as Kid David)
Richard Maguire ...
Lil Adonis
Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battle of the Year: The Dream Team  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,177, 22 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,888,355, 18 October 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,549,477, 23 January 2014
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1.85 : 1
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Jason Blake: You a B-Boy?
Franklyn: No, I wish. My people were not exactly, um, chosen when it comes to breaking.
Jason Blake: What do you mean, your people?
Franklyn: Jews. We're rhythmically challenged. We're stripped of our swag at the circumcision.
Jason Blake: Ahh...
Franklyn: I've made my peace with it.
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Free Falling
Written by Ryan Buendia
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Such a Disappointment
9 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is my first review to IMDb, all the time I had thought that my first one would be about whether an amazing movie or the worst. And beyond any doubt, this is one of the worsts I've ever watched. I've been waiting for a long time to watch this movie and still can't believe it was such a terrible movie. I am as sick as a parrot. It was waste of time, literally it was. I wanted to watch this movie especially for Josh Holloway but even he has no special acting. There is nothing special about this movie at all, may be except the results of the competition but it was not enough. Acting was not good, dancing was bad and the music was not good too.

It was completely a disappointment for me. I gave 3 points, just because I thought that at least I watched it from the beginning to the end. I try not to see the glass as half empty.

To sum up, if you really don't want to waste your time, don't watch this movie guys.

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