When talented rapper/DJ Kenny (Davis) meets cultured jazz artist Tracy (Chong), he is so inspired by her dedication that he vows to use this talents to escape the ghetto. But when his friend, a gifted graffiti artist, is killed in a tragic accident, Kenny comes face-to-face with the high price of artistic passion. Now he has to choose between using his talents as a ladder to fame and forture...or offering them up as a memorial to his friend.

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Beat Street (1984)

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When talented rapper/DJ Kenny (Davis) meets cultured jazz artist Tracy (Chong), he is so inspired by her dedication that he vows to use this talents to escape the ghetto. But when his friend, a gifted graffiti artist, is killed in a tragic accident, Kenny comes face-to-face with the high price of artistic passion. Now he has to choose between using his talents as a ladder to fame and forture...or offering them up as a memorial to his friend.

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Robert Taylor

Lee Kirkland
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Mary Alice

Cora (as Mary Alice Smith)
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Shawn Elliott

Domingo
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Jim Borrelli

Monte
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Dean Elliott

Henri
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Franc Reyes

Luis
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Tonya Pinkins

Angela
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Lee Chamberlin

Alicia
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Antonia Rey

Flora
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Duane Jones

Robert
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Hope Clarke

Dancing Instructor
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Gina Belafonte

Elizabeth
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Kimry Smith

Erika
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DJ Jazzy Jay

Roxy DJ (as Jazzy Jay)
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Doug E. Fresh

Himself (as Dougie Fresh)
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Richard Thomsen

Paul
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Kadeem Hardison

High School Student (scenes deleted)
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Bernard Fowler

Himself
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Melle Mel

Himself (as Grandmaster Melle Mel)
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Dadi Pinero

Young Writer
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Pedro Serrano

Pedro
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Bill Anagnos

Spit
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Mervyn E. Griffith

Student
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Joseph Verhauz

Transit Policeman
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Peach

Dancer at Burning Spear
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Susan Roffer

Monte's Assistant
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Leon Stephenson

Monte's Bouncer
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Afrika Bambaataa

Himself
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Master Globe

Soul Sonic Force & Shango
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Mr. Biggs

Soul Sonic Force & Shango
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Kool Herc

Himself (as Clive Campbell)
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Pow Wow

Soul Sonic Force & Shango
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Amid

Soul Sonic Force & Shango
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Wilfred Fowler

Himself
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Tina B.

Herself
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Rae Dawn Chong

Tracy Carlson
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Guy Davis

Kenny 'Double K' Kirkland
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Jon Chardiet

Ramon
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Leon W. Grant

Chollie
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Saundra Santiago

Carmen Cararro
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Andy B. Bad

Himself
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Fantastic Duo

Themselves
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Lorenzo Soto

Bronx Rocker
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Tony Lopez

Beat Street Breaker - Pex
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Scorpio

Furious Five
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Cowboy

Furious Five
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King Louie

Furious Five
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Kama Kaze Kid

Furious Five
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Icey Ice

The Magnificent Force
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Mr. Wiggles

Himself (as Rock Steady Crew)
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Fable

The Magnificent Force
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Cosmic Pop

The Magnificent Force
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Fast Break

The Magnificent Force
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Kid Nice

New York City Breakers
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Action

New York City Breakers
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Glide Master

New York City Breakers
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Powerful Pexter

New York City Breakers
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Mr. Wave

New York City Breakers
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Little Lep

New York City Breakers
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Flip Rock

New York City Breakers
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Devious Doze

Rock Steady Crew
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Crazy Legs

Himself (as Rock Steady Crew)
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Prince Ken Swift

Himself (as Rock Steady Crew)
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Buck Four

Himself (as Rock Steady Crew)
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Baby Love

Rock Steady Crew
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Richard Sisco

Himself
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Wanda Dee

Herself
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Brenda Starr

Herself (as Brenda K. Starr)
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Michael Murphy

The System
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David M. Frank

The System (as David Frank)
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Paul Pesco

The System
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Khris Kellow

The System
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Kool Moe Dee

The Treacherous Three (as Kool Mo Dee)
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Kevin Keaton

The Treacherous Three (as Special K)
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Lamar Hill

The Treacherous Three (as L.A. Sunshine)
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Sha Rock

Us Girls
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Lisa Lee

Us Girls
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Debbie Dee

Us Girls
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Mailon Rivera

Breakdancer (uncredited)
Crew
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Stan Lathan

Director
Disc Releases
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Beat Street

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

2/17/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

Beat Street

(DVD)

2/16/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

Beat Street

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/15/2003

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