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Paula Abdul: Rush Rush (1991)

This music video is clearly a take on Rebel without a Cause. Keanu plays James Dean's role and Paula plays Natalie Woods. It starts out with Paula flirting with Keanu and then she goes with... See full summary »

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Paula Abdul ... Julie (uncredited)
Keanu Reeves ... Jeff (uncredited)
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This music video is clearly a take on Rebel without a Cause. Keanu plays James Dean's role and Paula plays Natalie Woods. It starts out with Paula flirting with Keanu and then she goes with the other guy and his gang of misfits. They then go to the observatory where one of the thugs threatens Keanu so he leaves. They go looking for him and find him on the second floor and call out to him. When he won't come down they slash his tire with a switchable. Next they are driving and Keanu catches up to them and they agree to go play chicken. They go to a crowd of people who are waiting to watch them chicken race. Paula drops the flag to start the race. They are head to head but when it is time to jump out the gang bangers door will not open so while Keanu jumps out just in time the other guy falls to his death leaving Keanu and Paula on the edge of the cliff in a lover's embrace. Written by crowkillingpoe

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1991 (USA) See more »

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Classic love video parody a throwback to old Hollywood.
25 April 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

1991's "Rush, Rush" was such a classic hit from Paula one of my favorites, and the video received huge airplay on both "MTV" and "VH1" in the summer it was the hot viewing treat more popular than ice creme! The video is well shot and done telling a story it's like a throwback and parody to old classic Hollywood, it's feel and view is like that of the 1950's. It features Abdul and actor Keanu Reeves who are dealing with love and life as it proves it's a daily struggle yet in the end passion and romance will prevail as love and a rush rush destiny was meant for both! Overall great video a highly memorable early 90's classic.


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