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Krush Groove (1985)

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The story of a man who has started a new hip-hop/rap label called Krush Groove.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Ralph Farquhar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila E. ... Self
Joseph Simmons ... Self (Run-D.M.C)
Darryl McDaniels ... Self (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
Jam Master Jay ... Self (Run-D.M.C.) (as Jason Mizell)
Mark Morales ... Self (Fat Boys)
Damon Wimbley ... Self (Fat Boys)
Darren Robinson ... Self (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
Kurtis Blow ... Self
Blair Underwood ... Russell Walker
Ricky Bell Ricky Bell ... Self (New Edition)
Michael Bivins ... Self (New Edition)
Bobby Brown ... Self (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Ronnie DeVoe ... Self (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Ralph E. Tresvant ... Self (New Edition) (as Ralph Tresvant)
LisaGay Hamilton ... Aisha
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Storyline

In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces the label's records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run both compete for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E. Written by Anonymous

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It's chillin'! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The Krush Groove soundtrack peaked at #79 on the Pop charts and #14 on the R&B charts in the US. See more »

Goofs

At the preliminary talent show the Fat Boys are introduced as such but at that point they were still performing as The Disco Three. They don't come up with the name Fat Boys until later. See more »

Quotes

Rick: That guy was a sucker, man. Carmen, file this.
[He hands her the "accounting book" -- a trashed out spiral notebook.]
Carmen: [rolls eyes and files the book by tossing it aside on a nearby table.]
Rick: Damn. Take all my money out of that bank.
Carmen: We don't have an account.
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Crazy Credits

The cast dances over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Features Kurtis Blow: If I Ruled the World (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

My Secret
Performed by New Edition
Written by Bobby Hart and Dick Eastman
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Some of Rap's first major players
25 April 2003 | by vvanpoSee all my reviews

The storyline is a familiar about trying to make it big and how sometimes that means selling your soul to the devil but find redemption in the end etc. The difference here is many of rap music's early stars take a turn at acting. They do all right. I think that Blair Underwood inspired them to do a decent turn.

The main attraction now is the nostalgia of seeing Kurtis Blow, Run-DMC, The Fat Boys and New Edition perform. Also there are cameos from the young Beastie Boys and a skinny LL Cool J.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rap Attack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,905,293, 27 October 1985

Gross USA:

$11,052,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,052,713
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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