Director: Michael Schultz

Writer(s): Ralph Farquhar

Starring: Sheila E., Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Mark Morales, Damon Wimbley, Darren Robinson, Kurtis Blow, Blair Underwood, Ricky Bell, Michael Lamont Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph E. Tresvant, LisaGay Hamilton, Daniel Simmons, Russell Simmons, Charles Stettler, Rick Rubin, Sal Abbatiello, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mike D, Donnie Simpson, Karen Moss, Andre Harrell, Mr. Hyde, Galaxy, Chad Elliot, Michael Lewis, B-Fine, Paul Anthony, Sweet G., Mr. Magic, LL Cool J, Nayobe, Michael Kaufman, Elaine Shapiro, John MacKay, Karl Schröder, Heidi Smith, Leon Stephenson, Benny Rietveld, Haoui Montaug, Julian Jackson, Sunshine Wright, Sandra J. Wright, Jeffrey Fludd, Douglas Hayes, Danny Hayton, Ernest Mobily, Raymond White, Terry Williams, Richard Gant, Sharon Porter-Phillips, Fast Break, Stef Burns, Susie Davis, Juan Escovedo, Ken Grey, Branden Marlowe, Eddie Minnifield, Coati Mundi, Karl Perazzo, Chris Pringle, Chris Rock, Vicky Ruane, Ronda Swindell, Kara Vallow

Synopsis: In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records, which include Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces the label’s records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn’t have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run both compete for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E.

Release Date: October 25, 1985 (USA) | Length: 97 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music | Certificate: R

 

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