Paramount at the Movies Presents: Krush Groove [R]
Movies | 08/11/2023 | 4:00PM & 7:30PM
1985 | | Runtime: 97 minutes
In this movie based on the life of Russell Simmons, hot young record producer/manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records. The acts include Run-DMC, Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow.
When Run-DMC has a hit record and Russell doesn’t have the money to press records, he borrows money from a drug dealer/loan shark. At the same time, Russell and Run are both competing for the heart of Sheila E.
Image credits: Warner Bros. Classics
Did you know?
- This movie marked LL Cool J’s big screen debut.
- Rick Rubin (co-founder of Def Jam) and almost all of the musical acts played themselves in the movie. Russell Walker, the character played by Blair Underwood, was based on Russell Simmons, who appeared in the film as the club owner who said, “Let’s get these kids on stage,” just before the infamous Run’s House scene.
- Chris Rock’s big screen debut in an uncredited role.
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