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Jon Chardiet plays a Puerto Rican youth who targets subway walls for his graffiti renderings. For a while, it looks as though Chardiet's problems will carry the plotline, but before long the film's true raison d'etre comes to the surface. Rap-music deejay Guy Davis, in tandem with such like-minded individuals as music student Rae Dawn Chong, endeavor to stage a huge breakdancing presentation, featuring several musical artistes of the period. Harry Belafonte served as coproducer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 6, 1984

Cast

Rae Dawn Chong
as Tracy
Guy Davis
as Kenny
Jon Chardiet
as Ramon
Leon Grant
as Chollie
Robert Taylor
as Lee
Franc. Reyes
as Luis
Afrika Bambaataa
as Soul Sonic Force/Shango
Gina Belafonte
as Elizabeth
Richard Thomsen
as Paul
Billy Anagnos
as Stunts
Wayne Frost
Mary Alice
as Cora
Shawn Elliott
as Domingo
Leon Stephenson
as Monte's Bouncer
Duane Jones
as Robert
Dadi Pinero
as Young Writer
Paul Pesco
as The System
Kool Herc
as Himself
Vic Magnotta
as Stunts
Kimry Smith
as Erika
Jim Borrelli
as Monte
Lee Chamberlin
as Alicia
Hope Clarke
as Dancing Instructor
Bernard Fowler
Tommy Gunn
Kadeem Hardison
Kool Moe Dee
as The Treacherous Trio
Antonia Rey
as Flora
Tonya Pinkins
as Angela
Saundra Santiago
as Carmen
Tom Wright
as Stunts

Crew

Stan Lathan
Director
Wynn P. Thomas
Director
David V. Picker
Producer
Harry Belafonte
Producer
Steven Hager
Screen Story
Andrew Davis
Screenwriter
Andy David
Screenwriter
Tom Priestley Jr.
Cinematographer
Arthur Baker
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Belafonte
Composer (Music Score)
Dov Hoenig
Editor
Wynn P. Thomas
Production Designer
Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Production Designer
Mel Howard
Associate Producer
Kristi Zea
Costume Designer
Albert Griswold
Special Effects
Lester Wilson
Choreography
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