4.6/10
6,613
40 user 38 critic

Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 April 2007 (USA)
Trailer
2:19 | Trailer
A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

Director:

Harvey Glazer

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Erskin
Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Shannon Elizabeth, Shad Moss
Juwanna Mann (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

Director: Jesse Vaughan
Stars: Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Christopher Simmons, Vivica A. Fox
Roll Bounce (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the summer of 1978, a teenager and his group of friends face new challenges when their neighborhood roller-skating rink closes, forcing them to visit a different rink.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Shad Moss, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good
Sorority Boys (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and dress up in drag to live in the DOG house, where the girls deemed unattractive live.

Director: Wallace Wolodarsky
Stars: Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Michael Rosenbaum
The Comebacks (2007)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A comedy that spoofs inspirational sports movies, this movie tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Brady
Stars: David Koechner, Robert Ri'chard, Carl Weathers
Pimp My Ride (2004–2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.

Stars: Xzibit, Beau Boeckmann, Mad Mike
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Director: Greg Coolidge
Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A crew of people come up with new things to do every week. One day, they may work on a business franchise. Another day, they might go and make someone ride a bull, or shoot burritos at ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Dyrdek, Ralph Saenz, Chris Pfaff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy
The Animal (2001)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley
The Osbournes (2002–2005)
Comedy | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A look at the home and family life of Ozzy Osbourne.

Stars: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Kennedy ... Justin Schumacher
Maria Menounos ... Jennifer
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Darnell
Michael Rosenbaum ... Kip
Christopher McDonald ... Marty Schumacher
Debra Jo Rupp ... Sylvia Schumacher
Bobby Lee ... Aki
Aris Alvarado ... Hector
Alan Ruck ... Dr. Fry
Jesse 'Casper' Brown Jesse 'Casper' Brown ... Cole
Stuart Stone ... DJ Tanner
Vivica A. Fox ... Roxanne
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Emmanuel Lewis ... Emmanuel Lewis
Alexander Calvert ... Young Justin
Edit

Storyline

A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Breakdancing isn't dead. It's been in a coma.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kicking It Old School See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,484,624, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$4,502,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,692,108
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Justin's hospital room you can see a flux capacitor, which in Back to the Future (1985) is what makes time travel possible. See more »

Goofs

During the dance-off, the DJ's Numark mixer (DXM01USB) is not connected to any equipment. The power cable can be clearly seen, but there are not any leads connected to the turntables or PA system. See more »

Quotes

Aki: Booty twaps.
See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Music Play
Written by Chris Barbosa & Edward Chisolm
Performed by Shannon
Courtesy of Mirage Records and Unidisc Music, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
"Revenge of the Nerds" Meets "Big"
5 January 2008 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

The way I figure it, it takes about a good twenty years for a decent nostalgia trend to kick in. That's just about the point at which the youngsters of a particular era will have experienced enough of adult life to start them pining away for the "good old days" of their pleasantly carefree and invariably misspent youth. In the 1970's, audiences escaped back to the more innocent and halcyon days of the 1950's through works such as "American Graffiti" and "Happy Days," while in the '80's, it was the '60's that got replayed, via "The Wonder Years" and "The Right Stuff." In a similar way, "That '70's Show" came to define nostalgia for the young adults of the '90's. Now, apparently, it is the '80's that are making a comeback, as those who were kids in that decade begin to edge their way ever so reluctantly into middle age. That's where the comedy, "Kickin' it Old Skool," comes in.

The premise of the movie is as follows: in 1986, a ten-year-old named Justin Schumacher suffered a concussion at one of his break dance competitions that left him in a coma for twenty years. When he finally returns to consciousness two decades later, he discovers, much to his dismay, that the world has moved on without him, and that everything that was once important and familiar to him - from the fashions to the technology to the music - is now hopelessly "un-cool" and out-of-date. After he learns that his parents will soon be going bankrupt if they can't find a way to pay for all the medical expenses they incurred while caring for their comatose son, Justin convinces his old break dancing buddies to come out of retirement and enter a contest, the winners of which will receive a whopping $100,000 in prize money.

There really is very little point to "Kickin' it Old Skool" beyond providing an opportunity for us to laugh at all those pop culture trends and icons that we thought were so cool at the time but that seem merely quaint and funny to us today. Thus, we get the big hair, the head bands, the glitter, the parachute-pants, the synthesizer-laden music, the boom boxes, the Michael Jackson moves, the "What yu' talking' 'bout, Willis?" quips that, for some at least, have come to define the era. Unfortunately, that is hardly a sufficient foundation upon which to build a quality movie, and "Kickin' it Old Skool" ultimately emerges as a wan, not-very-funny cross between "Footloose" and all those inexplicably popular flicks in which a youngster mysteriously wakes up in an adult person's body. Although it's genial and harmless, "Kickin' it Old Skool" suffers even more in comparison to a movie like "Superbad," which is a truly whip-smart and astutely observant study of what it means to be a dork or a misfit in a society that values appearance and coolness above all else. Moreover, Jamie Kennedy is clearly no Jonah Hill or Michael Cera in the acting department. In fact, with his pratfalls, clowning and mugging, he often seems to be channeling a bad imitation of Jerry Lewis.

Even though David Hasselhoff and Emmanuel Lewis stop by for a couple of good-natured cameos, this is one fish-out-of-water tale that should probably be thrown back in the water.

At best, the movie makes one wonder how audiences twenty years from now will be looking back at the 00's. One shudders at the thought.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 40 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed