The Beat (2003)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Police Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director and writer Brandon Sonnier's The Beat is an urban drama that uses the same storytelling technique as the Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy Sliding Doors. Flip (Rahman Jamaal) must decide if he will join the police force or if he will attempt to live his dream of becoming a rap star. The film intercuts both of Flip's possible futures. The Beat was screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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aspiration, hip-hop-music, musician, police-officer, rap-music