Knights of the City (1985)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime  |   Release Date - Feb 14, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In a weak mix of too many ingredients -- a dash of West Side Story, a pinch of Breakin', and sprinkles of references to other teen gang films -- this saga of one gang at odds with another is more like warmed-up leftovers than an original creation. Troy, Mookie, and Joey (Leon Isaac Kennedy, John Mengati, and Nicholas Campbell) belong to a gang at war with the nasty punks of the Mechanix. Troy and Mookie are into rapping and rock music and after some failed attempts to break into recording, they take dance lessons and win a coveted talent contest that puts them ahead for a change. Meanwhile, the Mechanix are not interested in what these guys won and are preparing for their long-awaited showdown with the would-be entertainers.

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corruption, gangster, music, one-against-odds, police, POW/MIA, rampage, record-producer, rival, romance, street-gang