Beat Street (1984)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Dance Film, Rock Musical, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Jun 8, 1984 (USA)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Jon Chardiet plays a Puerto Rican youth who targets subway walls for his graffiti renderings. For a while, it looks as though Chardiet's problems will carry the plotline, but before long the film's true raison d'etre comes to the surface. Rap-music deejay Guy Davis, in tandem with such like-minded individuals as music student Rae Dawn Chong, endeavor to stage a huge breakdancing presentation, featuring several musical artistes of the period. Harry Belafonte served as coproducer.

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breakdancing, DJ, ghetto, hip-hop-dance, hip-hop-music, graffiti