Takin' the beat to the streets!
|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.|
"...nonstop music and dancing... The New York TImes
"...gritty streetwise musical. Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
Editor's NoteThe troubles of ghetto life are accurately captured in this cinematic time capsule, one of the first films to contain rap music. At the time, the rapping took a back seat to the break dancing and one of the many attributes of BEAT STREET is the authentic street moves on display. The locations also retain their street cred, with graffiti covering subway cars and abandoned buildings populating the mean streets. The story concerns a group of Bronx teens using their dancing, rapping, and artistic skills to lift themselves out of the ghetto. Musician Harry Belafonte teamed with David Picker to produce.
Cast & Crew
|Rae Dawn Chong|
|Stan Lathan - Director|
|Tom Priestly, Jr. - Director of Photography|
|Webster Lewis - Musical Score|
|Harry Belafonte - Producer|
|David V. Picker - Producer|
|Andy Davis, et al. - Screenplay|
|Steven Hager - Story By|
Plot SummaryRapper Kenny and his break dancing brother Lee are up and coming soul artists. They only need a few good connections and one big break to make it. When they meet a beautiful college music professor, who can help them expand their horizons, everything starts to fall into place.