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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 204690334
UPC: 024543456681
UPC 14: 00024543456681
Category Keywords: 1980s  Romantic Comedy  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Breakdancing isn't Dead. It's Been in a Coma.
A young break dancer (Jamie Kennedy) hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for 20 years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his break dancing career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents, while dealing with all of the changes the world has gone through over the past 20 years.

"...more inspired laughs than expected and a well-picked cast...  Nick Flanagan, Eye Weekly
"...charmingly stupid characters...  Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine

Editor's Note
In KICKIN' IT OLD SKOOL, a 1980s-pop-culture factoid-infested comedy, Jamie Kennedy (SCREAM, SON OF THE MASK) stars as Justin Schumacher, a former break-dancing child prodigy, who wakes up 20 years after a disastrously daring dance move left him in a coma.  Justin quickly discovers that his hospital bills have put his parents (played by perpetual character actors Debra Jo Rupp and Christopher McDonald) in a financial bind, and he is determined to help them out by getting his old dancing team, the Funky Fresh Boys, together and enter a $100,000 dance contest at the local mall.  In between brushing up on his break-dancing and adapting to the technological advances and evolved fashions that surround him, Justin tries to rekindle what he had with his teenage sweetheart, Jenny (Maria Menounos), but unfortunately she is engaged to his childhood arch-nemesis, Kip (Michael Rosenbaum).  The pressure is on for Justin to either choose to make up for lost time--win Jen's heart and the dance contest--or accept adulthood and move on.

With cult favorites such as the SCREAM trilogy and THE JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT lodged firmly in their memories, fans of Kennedy will surely appreciate this goofy and slapstick-ridden film, which contains some serious undertones.  Unfortunately, the sentiment is often lost in the painfully awkward sequences of the out-of-shape Funky Fresh Boys trying to reignite the agility of their youthful glory days.  When Kennedy tries to convey Justin's bleary-eyed and constant deer-in-headlights dilemma as a recovering coma patient, at times he comes across as dopey and annoying, and undermines any talent that he possesses.  However, the film does offer some great dance performances and of course, a catchy ?80s soundtrack.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/9/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 108 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2245668
Video UPC UPC: 00024543456681
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Kickin' It Old Skool - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/17/2007 6:00 PM
While Malibu's Most Wanted featured a goofy white guy obsessed with rap culture -- to the extreme annoyance of everyone around him -- Kickin' It Old Skool gives us Kennedy as a goofy white guy obsessed with... breakdancing culture. The key difference? In Old Skool Kennedy is a coma victim who awakens 20 years after a junior-high talent show (after breakdancing his way to a concussion, of course), only to find a world that's unlike the '80s....read the full review
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Bobby Lee
Video Cast Info Christopher McDonald
Video Cast Info Debra Jo Rupp
Video Cast Info Jamie Kennedy
Video Cast Info Maria Menounos
Video Cast Info Michael Rosenbaum
Video Cast Info Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.
Video Cast Info Vivica A. Fox
Video Cast Info Chelsea Yusep - Art Director
Video Cast Info Harvey Glazer - Director
Video Cast Info James L. Venable - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jeff Cooper - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Phillip Glasser - Producer
Video Cast Info Robert M. Stevens - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Sandy S. Solowitz - Editor
Video Cast Info Trace Slobotkin, et. al. - Writer

Professional Reviews

The Village Voice 7 of 10
This ostensible comedy may be a new depths-of-hell low in the Emmanuel Lewis filmography, but for star Jamie Kennedy it's par for the coarse. Combining the appalling infantilism of Son of the Mask and the dork entitlement of Malibu's Most Wanted into a perfect storm of celluloid agony, Kennedy plays an '80s breakdance whiz who awakens after a 20-year coma (now that's comedy!) to reunite his old crew. Of course the hottie he loved back then (Maria Menounos) adores his idiot-manchild ways; of course she's still hooked up with his snotty rival (Michael Rosenbaum), who gets knee-slappers such as calling Kennedy's Asian-American and Hispanic crewmates "rice" and "beans." The only tolerable part of director Harvey Glazer's subhuman farce is the climactic dance-crew step-off, choreographed by the one, the only, Adolfo Quinones, a/k/a Shabba-Doo. Word. - Jim Ridley
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Kennedy,Jamie
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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