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Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 20 September 2013 (USA)
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Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.

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Benson Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Holloway ... Jason Blake
Laz Alonso ... Dante Graham
Josh Peck ... Franklyn
Caity Lotz ... Stacy
Chris Brown ... Rooster
Ivan 'Flipz' Velez Ivan 'Flipz' Velez ... Flipz (as Flipz)
Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz ... Do Knock (as Jon Do Knock Cruz)
Anis Cheurfa Anis Cheurfa ... Anis
Jesse 'Casper' Brown Jesse 'Casper' Brown ... Rebel (as Jesse Casper Brown)
David Shreibman ... Kid (as Kid David)
Sawandi Wilson ... Sniper
Richard Maguire Richard Maguire ... Lil Adonis
Steve Terada ... Sight
Luis Rosado ... Bambino
Joshua Lee Ayers ... Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)
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Storyline

The producer Dante Graham promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball coach Jason Blake that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

3 dimensional | dancing | See All (2) »

Taglines:

You can't believe in the dream, until you believe in each other. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet B-Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,177, 22 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,888,355, 18 October 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,549,477, 23 January 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Contrafilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

R&B singer Chris Brown, who plays "Rooster", also played in the opening of the movie "Stomp The Yard" where he played a dancer in a "battle" scene similar to the plot of this movie. See more »

Quotes

Jason Blake: You a B-Boy?
Franklyn: No, I wish. My people were not exactly, um, chosen when it comes to breaking.
Jason Blake: What do you mean, your people?
Franklyn: Jews. We're rhythmically challenged. We're stripped of our swag at the circumcision.
Jason Blake: Ahh...
Franklyn: I've made my peace with it.
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Soundtracks

ZG Freestyle Throwback #2
Written by Steven Roybal
Performed by Zulu Gremlin
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Don't waste your time on this one!
22 November 2013 | by piyush_technoSee all my reviews

Well, what can I say, you reading this review will be a better usage of time than watching this disaster. A film which adds no value to your motivation factor, it didn't even motivated me to pump a muscle. The choreography was good but the cinematography took the fun away from it. The dialogs were unsynchronized and looked forceful as if the actors lost interest in the middle. Abrupt ending with stupid scenes which have no connection with the movie, throwing love and family angles just to touch every heart(FAIL!), quickly ending the BATTLE which was deemed to be the most important and much awaited part of the movie and below par acting of almost all the actors, makes BATTLE OF THE YEAR *THE WORST MOVIE OF 2013* I watched so far. A complete PONZI scheme. Save your time, money and effort. Stay away from this one. (Yes, Its nothing like STEP UP)


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