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Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001)

This film is an unbiased look into the rise and fall of late 80's and early 90's rap superstar MC Hammer. It begins showing Hammer as a ball boy for his hometown Oakland Athletics, and ends... See full summary »

Director:

Artie Mandelberg

Writers:

Eugene Corr (story), Eugene Corr (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marche Meeks Marche Meeks ... 2pac's Killer
Marche Cartier Meeks Marche Cartier Meeks ... 2pac's Killer
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Young MC Hammer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Adams Jesse Adams ... Chris
Brent Anderson ... Michael Fiebish
Sam Austin ... Pete
Angela Bennett Angela Bennett ... Lavelle
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Tupac '2Pac' Shakur
Rosalind Branch-Muhammad Rosalind Branch-Muhammad ... Dancer
Waltriessa De Leon Waltriessa De Leon ... Dancer
Niambi Dennis Niambi Dennis ... Francine Williams
Ken Farmer ... Dick Williams
Kareem J. Grimes ... Freddie
Joe Grisaffi ... Music Video Director
Chris Hatridge Chris Hatridge ... Stage Hand
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This film is an unbiased look into the rise and fall of late 80's and early 90's rap superstar MC Hammer. It begins showing Hammer as a ball boy for his hometown Oakland Athletics, and ends with his departure from Death Row Records. It delves deep into the ruthless dirty business of record companies and dirty sanchez's. The most moving scene in the film is when Hammer drops a deuce in the pool at a Death Row event.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de MC Hammer See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Terrible movie..Limp dancing...horrible acting
20 December 2001 | by mkh357See all my reviews

I first want to point out that I am a huge MC Hammer fan..I was fan of his when he used to do low budget videos in nightclubs..and was selling his music out of the back of his car. This movie was so glossed over I felt I was watching an afternoon special. The actor playing Hammer didn't look anything like him..the hairpieces that were used to "go back in time" were awful...and look just like toupees'...the dancing was marginal..MC Hammer moved ten times faster and was a lot more electrifying than what was portrayed onscreen..

Where was 2 Big MC?? Oaktown 357...Ace Juice, Special Generation etc....too many fragments missing from this story..Interesting how the song "Pray" was missing from the movie..yet they show Hammer in church twice...all in all this movie sucked..they would have been better off getting the real deal.


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