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Beat Street (1984)

PG
105 min | Drama, Music

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Director
Stan Lathan (directed by)
Writers
Steven Hager (story by) (as Steve Hager) | Andrew Davis (screenplay by) (as Andy Davis) | David Gilbert (screenplay by) | Paul Golding (screenplay by)
Producers
Harry Belafonte (produced by) | David V. Picker (produced by)
Composers
Harry Belafonte | Webster Lewis (original dramatic score)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Mary Colquhoun (casting by) | Pat Golden (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Jun 8, 1984 (United States)

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6.5 / 10 | 3,454 votes