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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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The sexy singer. The sharp manager. The street-smart guys.They're rockin' it the hard way.... And in the streets, on the subways, and in the clubs, they're creating the sound no one's ever heard before. 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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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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Trivia

One of two theatrical feature films, first released in 1985, which were directed by Michael Schultz. Both were music related. The movies are Krush Groove (1985) and The Last Dragon (1985). See more »

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When the fat boys are singing all you can eat in the when they go to the cashier with the food if you look in front of the restaurant you will see a crew member standing at the door making sure nobody goes inside. You can also see people looking inside while the scene is being filmed. See more »

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LL Cool J: Box!
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Crazy Credits

The charcter of Russel Walker was based on the life of Russel Simmons. See more »


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Love Triangle
Performed by The Gap Band
Written by Lonnie Simmons
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Krush Groovin
19 April 2009 | by See 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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