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Krush Groove (1985)

A manager borrows money from a shady source in order to further the careers of his musical acts. Music provided by Run-D.M.C., The Fat Boys and more.

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Ralph Farquhar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila E. ... Herself
Joseph Simmons ... Himself (Run-D.M.C)
Darryl McDaniels ... Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)
Jam Master Jay ... Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Jason Mizell)
Mark Morales ... Himself (Fat Boys)
Damon Wimbley ... Himself (Fat Boys)
Darren Robinson ... Himself (Fat Boys) (as Darren 'Buffy' Robinson)
Kurtis Blow ... Himself
Blair Underwood ... Russell Walker
Ricky Bell Ricky Bell ... Himself (New Edition)
Michael Bivins ... Himself (New Edition)
Bobby Brown ... Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Ronnie DeVoe ... Himself (New Edition) (as New Edition)
Ralph E. Tresvant ... Himself (New Edition) (as Ralph Tresvant)
LisaGay Hamilton ... Aisha
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Storyline

In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces the label's records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run both compete for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The sexy singer. The sharp manager. The street-smart guys.They're rockin' it the hard way.... And in the streets, on the subways, and in the clubs, they're creating the sound no one's ever heard before. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rap Attack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,905,293, 27 October 1985

Gross USA:

$11,052,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,052,713
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Several fights broke out between extras. Many Latinos were stating that Hip Hop was collaborated between black/brown while black extras argued that brown "influence" came later. This caused so much tension on set that Russell Simmons grabbed megaphone and shouted "Its Black invented but now everyone is rocking to it. So lets stop fighting and finish this movie".After this, cooler heads prevailed. See more »

Goofs

LL Cool J appears as himself in a scene halfway through the film where he auditions for Rick and the other Krush Groove management team. In that scene, it is presumed that LL Cool J is an unknown. However, near the beginning of the film, when Sheila E. is performing "A Love Bizarre" in a club, the name "LL Kool J" (sic) can be seen written on the chalkboard behind her on stage. The chalkboard is still seen during other performances before LL Cool J makes his appearance. See more »

Quotes

Rick: That guy was a sucker, man. Carmen, file this.
[He hands her the "accounting book" -- a trashed out spiral notebook.]
Carmen: [rolls eyes and files the book by tossing it aside on a nearby table.]
Rick: Damn. Take all my money out of that bank.
Carmen: We don't have an account.
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Crazy Credits

The cast dances over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

She's on It
Performed by The Beastie Boys
Written by Adam Horovitz and Rick Rubin
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Awesome
27 February 2011 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Hip-hop musical about the semi-fictionalized early days of Def Jam Recordings. Blair Underwood stars as Russell Walker (Simmons in real life), but all of the musical acts are portrayed by the actual people. This includes Run DMC, Sheila E., the Fat Boys, and Kurtis Blow, who make up the bulk of the plot (which is actually not too bad for what amounts to a series of musical performances). New Edition, LL Cool J and The Beastie Boys, as well as a few other forgotten artists, also appear briefly. Of course these acts were all on Def Jam, so the movie is little more than a commercial for these musicians, but who cares? The music is freaking awesome, and there's a ton of it. It's corny as Hell, but it left an enormous smile on my face. Just try to watch it without overdosing on giddiness during the Fat Boys' "All You Can Eat" number. You can't! It's impossible!


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