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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

Gross USA:

$8,888,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,549,477
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Contrafilm, Screen Gems See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Brown & Laz Alonso both played in the movie "Stomp The Yard" but had no scenes together. 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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Connections

Features Planet B-Boy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Blue Sky
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra (as ELO)
Courtesy of Big Trilby Records
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Stumped
20 February 2014 | by ruby386See all my reviews

Battle of the Year... somehow didn't have the soul of Stomp the Yard... should've killed Breezy off in the very beginning... that would have fixed it... But seriously... so disappointing... I don't know what went wrong... I was watching and hoping something would happen... and "second sucks" ??? Maybe the music is to blame... Maybe the whole concept of America representing all other countries was more of the focus... Maybe having the "Bring it on" star as the on-screen choreographer... Maybe the "You think you can dance" approach for the Dream Team... Is it a movie about team work?? I'm so confused... I think the major setback was in the end we don't know what's the movie about... Josh Holloway saved the movie, without whom the movie would have been unwatchable.


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