MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,665 this week

Big Fun in the Big Town (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  1986 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Jun 2012
 
a list of 11 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 76 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 66 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Big Fun in the Big Town (TV Movie 1986)

Big Fun in the Big Town (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Big Fun in the Big Town.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport
Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

Director: Byron Hurt
Stars: Carmen Ashurst-Watson, Yasiin Bey, William Jelani Cobb
Beef (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: Ving Rhames, 50 Cent, Kevin Anderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Style Wars (TV Movie 1983)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver
Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze
Notorious (2009)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke
Beat Street (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

Director: Peter Spirer
Stars: Too $hort, B-Real, Kurtis Blow
Wild Style (1983)
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Legendary New York graffiti artist Lee Quinones plays the part of Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Ahearn
Stars: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Adler ...
Himself
Dennis Bell ...
Himself
Vito Bruno ...
Himself
Suliamen El Hadi ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
DJ Hurricane ...
Himself (as Papa Run)
...
Himself
Mr. Magic ...
Himself
...
Himself
Marley Marl ...
Himself
...
Himself (as DMC)
Jason Mizell ...
Himself (as Jay)
Schooly-D ...
Himself
M.C. Shan ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Beastie Boys were pursued to appear in this documentary but they were unavailable. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sincerely yours, 1986
25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interview format documentary about the Bronx's rap culture with a Dutchman asking locals light to frank questions. Some of the local celebs included:

Grandmaster Flash, Doug E Fresh (best beatbox i've seen him do), Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie (live), Russell Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels (rapping to a tape in his car), Run & Jam Master Jay (in the studio), LL Cool J & E Love (straight outta Grandma Todd's house), Suliaman El Hadi of the Last Poets, Schooly D & DJ Code Money

Nowhere near as gritty as "80 Blocks from Tiffany's", but edgier than an afternoon special.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Big Fun in the Big Town (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page