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Krush Groove (1985)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Ralph Farquhar

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Cast

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

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,052,713
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

At least one scene was shot at the Marble Hill Projects in the south Bronx - viewed in the hip-hop community as the birthplace of hip-hop music and culture. See more »

Goofs

LL Cool J appears as himself in a scene halfway through the film where he auditions for Rick and the other Krush Groove management team. In that scene, it is presumed that LL Cool J is an unknown. However, near the beginning of the film, when Sheila E. is performing "A Love Bizarre" in a club, the name "LL Kool J" (sic) can be seen written on the chalkboard behind her on stage. The chalkboard is still seen during other performances before LL Cool J makes his appearance. See more »

Quotes

Rick: Forget it, man. C'mon ... I think this guy's gay.
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The cast dances over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Stop the Street
Performed by Chaka Khan
Written by Dan Hartman and Charlie Midnight
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Krush Groovin
19 April 2009 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

I watched the 1985 film Krush Groove yesterday, I must say I really enjoyed it.Now here's the thing about this movie.If you do not like rap, you will probably not enjoy this movie.If you hate very old-school rap(any rap song that came out before 1988), you probably will not like this movie.However, if you like the genre of music, you will probably enjoy this film.I really like this kind of rap.I also like old gangsta rap from the late 80's to late 90's.I also like other types of music such as rock, metal etc.Therefore, I liked Krush Groove.The plot of the film involves a man who is trying to start his own record label, his brother's a member of rap group Run DMC.He starts it after a loan, and it does work, however there is another big record producer who is stealing his artists.He also owes money to the man who originally gave it to him.Meanwhile, a rap group called "The Disco Three"(The Fat Boys), are trying to make it big in the rap game.The movie features music from artists such as Shiela E, Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Fat Boys, LL Cool J etc.If you like old-school hip hop/rap, then Krush Groove is the movie you should see.


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