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Krush Groove (1985)

R
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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, ...See moreIn 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. Written by Anonymous See less
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Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)
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$3,000,000
Opening weekend
$2,905,293
Gross (US & Canada)
$11,052,713
Gross (World)
$11,052,713
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Release date
Oct 25, 1985 (United States)

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Sheila E.
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Joseph Simmons
Himself (Run-D.M.C) Himself (Run-D.M.C)   See fewer
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Darryl McDaniels
Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels) Himself (Run-D.M.C.) (as Daryll McDaniels)   See fewer
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Jason Mizell
Himself (Run-D.M.C.) Himself (Run-D.M.C.)   See fewer
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Mark Morales
Himself (Fat Boys) Himself (Fat Boys)   See fewer
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Damon Wimbley
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Darren Robinson
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Kurtis Blow
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Blair Underwood
Russell Walker Russell Walker   See fewer
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Ricky Bell
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Michael Lamont Bivins
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Bobby Brown
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Ronnie DeVoe
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Ralph E. Tresvant
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Daniel Simmons
Reverend Walker Reverend Walker   See fewer
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Russell Simmons
Crocket Crocket   See fewer
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Charles Stettler
Terri Beiker Terri Beiker   See fewer
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Adam Horovitz
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Adam Yauch
Himself (Beastie Boys) (as Adam Youck) Himself (Beastie Boys) (as Adam Youck)   See fewer
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Mike D
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Donnie Simpson
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Karen Moss
Karen Karen   See fewer
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Andre Harrell
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Galaxy
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Michael Lewis
Mandingo Mandingo   See fewer
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Paul Anthony
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Sweet G.
Fever D.J Fever D.J   See fewer
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Mr. Magic
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LL Cool J
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Nayobe
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Michael Kaufman
Loan Officer Loan Officer   See fewer
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Elaine Shapiro
Mrs. Ekhardt Mrs. Ekhardt   See fewer
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Karl Schröder
Car Wash Boss Car Wash Boss   See fewer
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Heidi Smith
Carmen Carmen   See fewer
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Benny Rietveld
Sheila's Friend / Sheila E.'s Band Sheila's Friend / Sheila E.'s Band   See fewer
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Haoui Montaug
Danceteria D.J Danceteria D.J   See fewer
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Julian Jackson
Man in Bar Man in Bar   See fewer
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Sunshine Wright
Kurtis Blow's Girl Kurtis Blow's Girl   See fewer
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Sandra J. Wright
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Jeffrey Fludd
Hollis Crew Hollis Crew   See fewer
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Douglas Hayes
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Danny Hayton
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Ernest Mobily
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Raymond White
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Terry Williams
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Richard Gant
Jay B (as Richard E. Gant) Jay B (as Richard E. Gant)   See fewer
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BBoy (uncredited) BBoy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stef Burns
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Susie Davis
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Juan Escovedo
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Grey
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Club Kid (uncredited) Club Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Minnifield
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Record Shop Owner (uncredited) Record Shop Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Perazzo
Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited) Sheila E.'s Band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Rock
Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited) Person Standing Next to Club Phone During Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Girl Friday (uncredited) Girl Friday (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 2,673 votes