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Rhythm Nation 1814 (1990)

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Short | 30 min | Short, Music

The music video for "Rhythm Nation" was directed by Dominic Sena, serving as the final inclusion in Jackson's long-form Rhythm Nation 1814 film. It portrays rapid choreography within a "post-apocalyptic" warehouse setting, with Jackson and...See moreThe music video for "Rhythm Nation" was directed by Dominic Sena, serving as the final inclusion in Jackson's long-form Rhythm Nation 1814 film. It portrays rapid choreography within a "post-apocalyptic" warehouse setting, with Jackson and her dancers adorned in unisex military attire. It was filmed in black-and-white to portray the song's theme of racial harmony. Jackson's record label attempted to persuade her against filming the video, but upon her insistence it became "the most far-reaching single project the company has ever attempted." Written by Wikipedia See less
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Vance Lorenzini (music video)
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1990 (Finland)
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Janet Jackson
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Joshua John Miller
B. J. - Boy With Harmonica (as Josh Miller) B. J. - Boy With Harmonica (as Josh Miller)   See fewer
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Tyrin Turner
Kickdrum - Boy in Phone Booth Kickdrum - Boy in Phone Booth   See fewer
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Terry Bixler
Rhythm Nation Dancer Rhythm Nation Dancer   See fewer
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Tara Heistand
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T.C. Diamond
Rhythm Nation Dancer Rhythm Nation Dancer   See fewer
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Renee King
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Tina Landon
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Jimmy Locust
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Karen Owens
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Art Palmer
Rhythm Nation Dancer (as Art Andre Palmer) Rhythm Nation Dancer (as Art Andre Palmer)   See fewer
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Jocelyn Peden
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Tiffanie Poston
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Charlie E. Schmidt
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Leavelle Smith
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Anthony Thomas
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Lori Werner
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Terrance Yates
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Michael Meintzelman
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Ezra Gabay
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Salvator Xuereb
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Billy Million
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Leroi Holmes
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Laura Dunlap
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Felix Montano
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Paula Venise
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William Wesley
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Felecia
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Josie
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Lisa
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Nikola
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Sydney Server
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Mailon Rivera
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7.9 / 10 | 298 votes