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Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 April 2007 (USA)
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A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

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Harvey Glazer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Kennedy ... Justin Schumacher
Maria Menounos ... Jennifer
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Darnell
Michael Rosenbaum ... Kip
Christopher McDonald ... Marty Schumacher
Debra Jo Rupp ... Sylvia Schumacher
Bobby Lee ... Aki
Aris Alvarado ... Hector
Alan Ruck ... Dr. Fry
Jesse 'Casper' Brown Jesse 'Casper' Brown ... Cole
Stuart Stone ... DJ Tanner
Vivica A. Fox ... Roxanne
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Emmanuel Lewis ... Emmanuel Lewis
Alexander Calvert ... Young Justin
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Storyline

A young breakdancer hits his head during a talent show and slips into a coma for twenty years. Waking up in 2006, he looks to revive his and his team's career with the help of his girlfriend and his parents.

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Breakdancing isn't dead. It's been in a coma.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kicking It Old School See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,541,419, 29 April 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,500,147, 8 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Justin's hospital room you can see a flux capacitor, which in Back to the Future (1985) is what makes time travel possible. See more »

Goofs

The contest bracket is set up for 8 teams, but there are 9 teams show: 1) Funky Fresh Boys, 2) Iced Cole Crew, 3) Krump Kings, 4) Pink Sushi, 5) Wack Attack, 6) Mizfits, 7) unnamed team in blue/yellow with 'luchadore' style masks, 8) unnamed team in red/grey jogging suits and hats (Run DMC style), 9) unnamed team seen dancing solo in the middle of the stage (no real conformity to their clothing style). See more »

Quotes

Aki: FUCK YOU MR. FERGUSON! I'm kidding, I still need this job.
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Connections

Features Dance Dance Revolution (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Rush the Club
Written by Kardinal Offishall and Stuart Stone (as Stu Stone)
Performed by Kardinal Offishall, Jamie Kennedy and Stuart Stone (as Stu Stone)
from the album Blowin Up
Courtesy of JKas Records and Warner Brothers Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It official, Jaimie Kennedy is the worst actor...
26 April 2007 | by phillythekid15See all my reviews

Just when you thought the nail couldn't be pushed any deeper into his coffin, Kennedy is back, and this time in a movie like Malibu's Most Wanted, or rather a movie where he is acting like a stupid white guy: Kickin It Old Skool! Right now I'm telling you just to rent Malibu's Most Wanted to get a clear picture of how this movie is: humorless with a stupid white protagonist. You don't even have to go out and spend a few bucks on a rental, just turn on your TV at this moment, and you will find a movie with the same formula.

The only handful of at least entertaining films Kennedy have been in is "Dead Poets Society", for which he was uncredited, "Boogie Nights" which wasn't in the original film but deleted scenes, and Scream where his character was well balanced among the other high school kids in the film. His track record of Son of the Mask and Max Keeble's big movie, considered his biggest roles along with MMW weren't too great.

The best part of the film was the secondary characters, who dished out some occasional amusing humor from time to time. But the humor didn't last long when it cut right back to a joke about stupid white Jaimie Kennedy, just to ruin the good mood!

The story is oh-so familiar, with a rival young hip group of kids just waiting to duke it out with Kennedy and his band of misfits, except duke it with fists they shall not, but rather their old skool moves. (Notice how the title of the film is spelled adequately for our youth of today, missing all sorts of hard consonants that we shouldn't bother with putting in proper linguistics).

Alas, there could have been hope. But don't waste your money on yet another film attempting to exploit the goofy white people, which has been done for years on end.

Kennedy needs to stay in his coma, for the better.

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