Rappin (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rappin (1985)






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In Rappin', Mario Van Peebles is John Hood, a con who when released from jail goes back to his neighborhood to find his girl shacked up with a nasty gang-leader named Duane (Charles Flohe). Duane is on the take with a corrupt contractor who plans to tear down Hood's neighborhood and he and his gang serve as ruffian rowdies who help evict the tenants. John Hood will not put up with this nonsense; he throws a community rap session and gets everybody aligned against the bad guys. His rappin' is so ratin' that he impresses a record company and wins his gal back.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Friedman, Robert Jay Litz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2003
Cannon Group


Harry Goz
as Thorndike
Edye Byrde
as Grandma
Claudja Barry
as Performer
Ruth Jaroslow
as Mrs. Goldberg
Anthony Bishop
as Mr. Fiorello
Fredric Mao
as Mr. Chan
Rutanya Alda
as Cecilia
Brandi Freund
as Rosalita
Willie Cross
as Tuff, Inc.
Ernest Cunningham
as Ice-T Group
Jessie Daniels
as Force M.D.
Scott Peck
as Oil Truck Driver
Joe Schad
as Burton
Joe Marmo
as Shortie Johnson
Eric Garcia
as Ice-T Group
Tommy Ross
as Duane's Gang Member
Joanna Gardner
as Performer
Harry Goaz
as Thorndike
Anthony Bradberry
as Man in Bathroom
Don Brockett
as Store Manager
Dan Caliguire
as Cecilia's Son
Warren Mills
as Performer
Antoine M. Lundy
as Force M.D.
Eugene Wilde
as Performer
as Himself
David Marshall
as Tuff, Inc.
Trisco Pearson
as Force M.D.
Jack Reese
as T-Force
Rosie Steave
as T-Force
David Whitaker
as Tuff, Inc.
David Butler
as Bravman
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Critic Reviews for Rappin

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

August 28, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

August 8, 2005

Audience Reviews for Rappin


This movie made my week!
I will fall in love with any man who makes up a rap of all the colors leading the children like the pied piper through the neighborhood letting me know that I am loved.

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