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The Beat (1987)

R | | Drama | 3 June 1988 (USA)
A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.

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Paul Mones

Writer:

Paul Mones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jacobson David Jacobson ... Rex Voorhas Ormine
William McNamara ... Billy Kane
Kara Glover Kara Glover ... Kate Kane
Stuart Alexander Stuart Alexander ... Doug
David McCarthy ... Dirt - Larry
Markus Flanagan ... Vis
Paul Dillon Paul Dillon ... Lon Recchia
Reggie Rock Bythewood ... Danny Lambeaux
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Auggie
Lisa Blake Richards ... Amy Kahn (as Lisa Richards)
Richard Eigen Richard Eigen ... Ian Murphy
Angie Zisser Angie Zisser ... Mary
John Savage ... Frank Ellsworth
Jeffrey Horowitz Jeffrey Horowitz ... Bart Waxman
Robert Gerringer ... Dr. Morningstone
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A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.

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They were victims of the street, until they caught... The Beat.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voorhas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Working title for this movie was "Voorhas". See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walkyrie
Excerpt
by Richard Wagner (as Wagner)
Arranged & Performed on Cello by Loren Parkins
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Huh? What? Wait, hold on? What!?!?! But..... Huh?
7 July 2003 | by jesusofchicagoSee all my reviews

Imagine taking a dictionary and switching every definition of every word, and then being forced to try and understand English. That's about as understandable as 'The Beat' was. Here's a quote: "I am the priestess."

Here's another one:

"Man, this sucks."

The second quote was from me, after watching this movie.

It's just about as cheesy as it can get. This is the 100% best contender for the 3AM 'Starlight Movies' showcase on the WB.


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