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Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 20 September 2013 (USA)
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Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.

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Benson Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Holloway ... Jason Blake
Laz Alonso ... Dante Graham
Josh Peck ... Franklyn
Caity Lotz ... Stacy
Chris Brown ... Rooster
Ivan 'Flipz' Velez Ivan 'Flipz' Velez ... Flipz (as Flipz)
Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz ... Do Knock (as Jon Do Knock Cruz)
Anis Cheurfa Anis Cheurfa ... Anis
Jesse 'Casper' Brown Jesse 'Casper' Brown ... Rebel (as Jesse Casper Brown)
David Shreibman ... Kid (as Kid David)
Sawandi Wilson ... Sniper
Richard Maguire Richard Maguire ... Lil Adonis
Steve Terada ... Sight
Luis Rosado ... Bambino
Joshua Lee Ayers ... Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)
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Storyline

The producer Dante Graham promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball coach Jason Blake that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

3 dimensional | dancing | See All (2) »

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The World is watching See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planet B-Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,603,177, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$8,888,355

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,549,477
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Contrafilm, Screen Gems See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Brown & Laz Alonso both played in the movie "Stomp The Yard" but had no scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Jason Blake: You a B-Boy?
Franklyn: No, I wish. My people were not exactly, um, chosen when it comes to breaking.
Jason Blake: What do you mean, your people?
Franklyn: Jews. We're rhythmically challenged. We're stripped of our swag at the circumcision.
Jason Blake: Ahh...
Franklyn: I've made my peace with it.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Prisoners/Battle of the Year 3D (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Back N Forth
Written by Eric Goldman and Michael Corcoran
Performed by The LA Outfit
Courtesy of Keep Smiling Music
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10 January 2014 | by mmbrown448See all my reviews

I have a belief that every movie should be watched at least once. After seeing some reviews throughout multiple sites that this movie was not that great, and just gave terrible reviews I went out and rented from Redbox to see. I was at the edge of my seat, waiting to see what happen next. Enjoyed the story, enjoyed the cast. It wasn't your typical dance movie, "You got serve" or "Step up" it took what was there and expanded with an additional idea, let's make a new Dream Crew with the best of the best. This movie deserves to be watched and given the chance.

On a side not, some reviews complained about Chris Brown and his acting in this movie, well he did that in this movie by acting. If his personal character is to be attack, I believe that that is a different review, the overall moral of a lot of people that get TV time should be in check. I don't know Chris Brown personally but he is a persona, a entertainer and everything that he is paid to do is that.

Just give it a chance and make your own opinion

Thanks


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