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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Herself
... Himself (Run-D.M.C)
... Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
Jason Mizell ... Himself (Run-D.M.C.)
... Himself (Fat Boys)
... Himself (Fat Boys)
... Himself (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
... Himself
... Russell Walker
Ricky Bell ... Himself (New Edition)
... Himself (New Edition) (as Michael Bivins)
... Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
... Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
... Himself (New Edition) (as Ralph Tresvant)
... Aisha
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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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25 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Rap Attack  »

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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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Spike Lee inquired about the possibility of working as an assistant director to help fund his film She's Gotta Have It (1986) but didn't get the job. 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 »

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LL Cool J: Box!
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Crazy Credits

The cast dances over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Don't Go
Performed by Nayobe
Written by Andy Panda Tripoli
Courtesy of Sutra Records
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Cheesy, blatant self-promotion
29 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of oldskool hiphop, so while not expecting awesome film making, I figured there might be enough in this flick to still keep my interest. However, even though I really wanted to like it, I just couldn't get past all the cheese, poor acting and script. It is basically one big piece of cheesy, blatant self promotion. I still found the Fat Boys mildly entertaining in some scenes, but couldn't stand most of Run DMC and Sheila E.

I can see this movie working for little kids, as a kind of Disneyfied rap flick, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.


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