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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

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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 ...
Do Knock (as Jon Do Knock Cruz)
Anis Cheurfa ...
Anis
Jesse 'Casper' Brown ...
Rebel (as Jesse Casper Brown)
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Kid (as Kid David)
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Sniper
Richard Maguire ...
Lil Adonis
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Sight
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Bambino
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Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)
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Storyline

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 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Battle of the Year: The Dream Team  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,888,355 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Prisoners/Battle of the Year 3D (2013) See more »

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South Korea (Aegukga) (National Anthem)
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It was aiight, it's watchable
16 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was aiight, wasn't one of the top dance movies I seen, but it was entertaining to a degree. The plot is about a group of B-boy dancers that is striving for the opportunity to leave a mark by entering a world wide B-boy competition. I though it was cool to see a rebellious and dysfunctional group of people become a team. However the development wasn't all that great and the acting just wasn't up there. The most disappointing part of this movie is the final battle dance off, which I thought was lacking. It was more entertaining to watch the team battle among each other than actually become a team and battle their opponents. I personally think this was a missed opportunity that could have been more. Plus everything is just super predictable and nothing really made me go *wow* or anything like that. And it's not because it plays on that bringing up of a dysfunctional team once again, except in B-boy form.

4/10


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