Beat Street

Starring: Rae Dawn Chong & Guy Davis Director: Stan Lathan  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Beat Street
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono - Spanish
    • Stereo Surround - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 06/08/1984
"...Nearly nonstop music and dancing....Intensity and wit [in] the film's big finale..."
Variety - 05/23/1984
"...An impressively produced, music-loaded panorama....BEAT STREET is socially conscious in the admirable sense that it conveys a real feeling of solidarity and purpose within its diverse community..."

Product Description:

The troubles of ghetto life are accurately captured in this cinematic time capsule, one of the first films to contain rap music. At the time, the rapping took a back seat to the break dancing and one of the many attributes of BEAT STREET is the authentic street moves on display. The locations also retain their street cred, with graffiti covering subway cars and abandoned buildings populating the mean streets. The story concerns a group of Bronx teens using their dancing, rapping, and artistic skills to lift themselves out of the ghetto. Musician Harry Belafonte teamed with David Picker to produce.

Plot Synopsis:

Rapper Kenny and his break dancing brother Lee are up and coming soul artists. They only need a few good connections and one big break to make it. When they meet a beautiful college music professor, who can help them expand their horizons, everything starts to fall into place.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Dance | Music (General) | Music Video | Musicians | Rap / Hip Hop | Rap Music

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Rating 5.0 Where hip hop started.. Movie Lover: from Tuckahoe, NY US -- December, 4, 2009

I remember this movie from 1984...Living in the bronx myself and only being 11 at the time, It shows the way people in the south bronx really lived. Having fun with very little, those were the days I miss so much. I would give anything to go back to those times...

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 102,140
  • UPC: 027616884572
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