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Let It Shine (2012)

TV-G | | Drama, Family, Music | TV Movie June 2012
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A teenage rapper must use his musical talent to battle his nemesis and win the girl of his dreams.

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Paul Hoen

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Eric Daniel (teleplay), Don D. Scott (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler James Williams ... Cyrus
Coco Jones ... Roxie
Trevor Jackson ... Kris
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Lord of Da Bling
Dawnn Lewis ... Gail
Alex Désert ... Levi
Nicole Sullivan ... Lyla
Courtney B. Vance ... Jacob
Jasmine Burke ... Eb
Tamara Arias Tamara Arias ... Flo
Algee Smith ... Da Boss
Diva Tyler ... Elderly Church Mama
Halle Bailey ... Choir Girl #1
Chloe Bailey ... Choir Girl #2
Brandin Jenkins ... Choir Boy #3
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Storyline

Based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward man speaks through another to the girl he loves. She falls for the words i.e. the lyrics. Written by Johnathan Flowers

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Until We Meet Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Production Co:

GWave Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Courtney B. Vance starred in Joyful Noise (2012), a movie about a choir who wear purple robes. Let It Shine (2012)'s opening number is called "Joyful Noise" which also features Courtney B. Vance. See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Shine
Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, Thomas Sturges (as Thomas Armato Sturges), Jon Vella and In-q
Produced by Antonina Armato (as Antonia Armato) and Tim JamesPerformed by Coco Jones (uncredited) & Tyler James Williams (uncredited)
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The High School Musical of hip hop
12 October 2018 | by vsd324See all my reviews

This movie is everything you would expect out of a made for TV Disney movie. Its hokey plot is nothing that hasn't been done before in many episodes of various sitcoms. It is the classic case of two friends where one friend helps another friend out by letting the other take credit of their work or talent. In "Let it Shine" Cyrus has all the talent of a would-be rap artist, whereas his best friend Kris doesn't have the talent, but has the perfect look. When Cyrus includes a photo of the both of them together with his submission to a songwriting competition under the pseudonym Truth, when he wins it's assumed Kris is Truth. Kris is so excited about the opportunity to work with Roxie, the promoter of the competition, Cyrus goes along with the mistake. The two concoct outlandish plans to keep up the charade. They tell Roxie Cyrus is his DJ so that Cyrus can be part of the journey and so that he is near Kris at all times. The plot is a little thicker with the fact the Roxy grew up with the two boys as part of Cyrus' father's church congregation, a man who opposes rap as a sinful form of music. More than anything this movie is about the soundtrack. This who enjoy hip-hop-that is teen hip-hop-will enjoy this movie more as large segments are devoted to the numbers. The soundtrack boasts it's own success peaking at #1 on Billboard's top rap albums and top kids albums. Other than that it's pretty formulaic of a "be yourself" and "don't be afraid to go for your dream" movie. It's like the "High School Musical" (2006) for hip-hop.


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