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Author: Harry BelafonteDavid V PickerLester WilsonPatrizia Von BrandensteinKristi ZeaAll authors
Publisher: Stamford, CT : Vestron Video, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drama depicting the lives and aspirations of three youths in the Bronx.
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Genre/Form: Black films and programs
Features
Motion pictures
Dance
Music
Named Person: Rae Dawn Chong; Guy Davis; Jon Chardiet; Leon W Grant; Saundra Santiago; Hope Clarke; Sarita Allen; Afrika Bambaataa; Bernard Fowler; Richard Sisco; Wanda Dee
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Belafonte; David V Picker; Lester Wilson; Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Kristi Zea; Steven Hager; Stan Lathan; Orion Pictures.
OCLC Number: 83155629
Notes: Motion picture originally released by Orion Pictures ; re-issued as a videotape by Vestron Video.
Credits: Director of photography, Tom Priestly, jr. ; choreography, Lester Wilson ; music produced by Belafonte and Arthur Baker ; story, Steven Hager ; production design, Patrizia von Brandenstein ; costumes, Kristi Zea.
Cast: Rae Dawn Chong (Tracy), Guy Davis (Kenny), Jon Chardiet (Ramon), Leon W. Grant (Chollie), Saundra Santiago (Carmen), Robert Taylor (Lee), and others. Performers appearing as themselves are: Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force + Shango, Tina B., Andy B. Bad, Fantastic Duo, Bernard Fowler, Grand Master Melle Mel and the Furious Five, Jazzy Jay, Magnificent Force, New York City Breakers, Rock Steady Crew, Richard Sisco and Wanda Dee, Brenda Starr, The System, The Treacherous Three, and Us Girls. Sarita Allen appears among the dancers in the CCNY sequences, with Hope Clarke in the acting role of the dancing instructor.
Description: 1 videocassette (106 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Dance contents: Numerous scenes of social dancing, set at parties, on the street, in the subway, and at the Roxy, a New York club. The Roxy is also the site of an extended break dancing competition; a shorter competitive dance, with acrobatics and fighting movements, takes place in a subway station. Students at CCNY are shown in rehearsals and a performance of theatrical dancing. Performances of dance and music also take place at a Christmas party and a memorial.
Responsibility: Orion Pictures ; director, Stan Lathan ; producers, Harry Belafonte and David V. Picker ; screenplay, Andy Davis, David Gilbert, and Paul Golding.

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Drama depicting the lives and aspirations of three youths in the Bronx.

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