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Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (1984)

| Family, Music | Video
This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other ... See full summary »

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Jeff Margolis
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Gabriel Gonzalez Gabriel Gonzalez
Martha Gonzalez Martha Gonzalez ... (as The Dimples)
Martika ... Marta (as The Dimples)
Jerry Sharell Jerry Sharell
Tammy Townsend ... (as The Dimples)
Shanice ... Herself (as The Dimples)
Athena Athena
Mark Everett Mark Everett
Fergie ... Herself (as The Dimples)
Clarence Floyd III Clarence Floyd III
Che Garcia Che Garcia
Damon Hines
Zero Hubbard Zero Hubbard
Janice Kawaye
Scott Nemes Scott Nemes
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This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other things. Written by Tod Gemeuse <veggie@L0pht.com>

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USA

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English

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Big T Productions See more »
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Color
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Mr. T: Friendship is like a clear day; you look forward to it.
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Featured in Bring Back... The A-Team (2006) See more »

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Be Somebody
Written by Maxi Anderson, Greg Poree, Bob Mack
Sung by Mr. T and The Dimples
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Worthy of an Oscar!
6 May 2003 | by mr_skandlSee all my reviews

Next to Caddyshack, the Blues Brothers, Animal House, and most of the early stuff from John Hughes, this might be the most comedically entertaining films to date. Not only does it feature one of the greatest human beings ever to live, but, unlike most films released in modern Hollywood... this piece has a fairly legitimate moral(actually, several of them). The one thing that sets this cinematic masterpiece apart from the group mentioned above, is, that for the most part, "Be Somebody, Or Be Somebody's Fool" wasn't created to be intentionally funny... it just kind of turned out to be what it is through clever evolution... which gives the consumer a reaction that is violently side-slitting (that's a good thing). The scenes are perfect, the quotes are memorable, and the acting isn't that great, but that didn't really bother me, since I was laughing to hard to notice. As I close, I'm going stray from the normal tendency of others reviewers on this page, by not attempting to describe any of the scenes in this delightful little PSA from the early eighties. Instead, with genuine sincerity, I'm going to urge anyone who hasn't seen this gem to do so immediately.... Otherwise, you are never going to experience the supreme sensation of pure un-adult


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