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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Hard Times
Written by Harley Flanagan & Kevin Mayhew
Performed by Cro-Mags (as The Cro-Mags)
Courtesy of Rock Hotel/Profile Records
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It sticks in my mind as a good art movie
15 June 2005 | by benwyssSee all my reviews

I watched the movie about 13 yrs ago while living in Airlie Beach Qld Australia. I had found it in the shelves of a little shop in the back that most don't bother to browse.

To my pleasure I found it and watched it with the intention of one day owning it and being in my collection. I still do not have it but will one day.

I like the concept with the poetry and the fantasy. The semi deserted street scenes with a busy teaming city in the far background added to the visual effect.

I have numerous times mentioned this movie to people that enjoy this genre, with nothing but praise. It has stuck in my mind and will for a long time to come.

I fully recommend this film, but only to those that are into this type.

This comment and the one from LA,CA can assist you when choosing to watch this film. The comments may be negative but I found them positive if you look past the derogatory connotation.


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