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Rappin' (1985)

PG | | Drama, Music, Musical | 10 May 1985 (USA)
An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest.

Director:

Joel Silberg

Writers:

Adam Friedman, Robert Jay Litz (as Robert Litz)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... John Hood
Eriq La Salle ... Ice
Melvin Plowden Melvin Plowden ... Fats
Richie Abanes Richie Abanes ... Richie
Kadeem Hardison ... Moon
Leo O'Brien Leo O'Brien ... Allan
Charles Grant Charles Grant ... Duane (as Charles Flohe)
Rony Clanton Rony Clanton ... Cedric
Ruth Jaroslow Ruth Jaroslow ... Mrs. Goldberg
Michael Esihos Michael Esihos ... Stavros
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Mr. Fiorello
Fredric Mao Fredric Mao ... Mr. Chan
Rutanya Alda ... Cecilia
Brandi Freund Brandi Freund ... Rosalita
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Grandma (as Edye Byrde)
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Storyline

An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest.

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Taglines:

Catch the rhythm... Feel the heat... It's the hottest film comin' to the street. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House rap See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,802,204, 12 May 1985

Gross USA:

$2,864,844

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,864,844
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Leo O'Brien (who plays Mario van Peebles younger brother, in the movie), was actually the real life, younger brother of Guy O'Brien, better known as "Master Gee", from the pioneering rap group, The Sugarhill Gang. See more »

Quotes

Ice: You're playing in the wrong playground, sweetheart.
Duane: Don't make me thaw you out, Ice!
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Connections

Featured in VH1 Presents the 80's: Hip Hop/R&B (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

First Love Never Dies
Performed by Eugene Wilde, Joanna Gardner
Written by Bonnie Sanders, Ellen Schwartz, Sue Maskelaris
Produced by Donald Robinson
Courtesy of Philly World Records
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It's like Breakin' but WAY worse
8 June 2019 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

Trying to cash in on a trend here, Cannon films makes a terrible knock off of their own Breakin' using rap instead of break dancing. The raps are slow, plodding, and terrible and the plot is a by the numbers evil land developer story. It's shot in a perfunctory way and is just so embarrassing on every level. I'd rather watch Breakin' and Breakin' 2 back to back ten times then watch this again.


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