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Run time: 1h 45min |  Drama, Music | Released: June 8, 1984 (USA)

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At the forefront of early hip-hop culture, DJ Kenny Kirkland (Guy Davis), his B-boy brother, Lee (Robert Taylor), and graffiti artist Ramon (John Chardiet) all have hopes of showcasing their talents outside the confines of South Bronx, N.Y. When Tracy Carlson (Rae Dawn Chong), a composer and choreographer, runs into Kirkland and Lee at one of Manhattan's hottest nightclubs, she offers Lee an opportunity to perform on TV. However, the crew has a long way to go before achieving their dreams.

Director: Stan Lathan

Writer(s): Steven Hager (story), Andrew Davis, David Gilbert, Paul Golding

Starring: Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet 


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