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Release Date: June 24, 2005Running Time: 85 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $3,278,611.00
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Urban

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Cast:
Tommy the Clown
Lil Tommy
Larry
Jesus Alejandro

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Summary:
A chronicle that reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles; it is a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. The dance, aggressive and visually stunning, modernizes moves indigenous to African tribal rituals and features mind-blowing, athletic movement sped up to impossible speeds. We meet Tommy Johnson (Tommy the Clown), who first created the style as a response to the 1992 Rodney King riots and named it "Clowning", as well as the kids who developed the movement into what they now call Krumping. The kids use dance as an alternative to gangs and hustling: they form their own troupe and paint their faces lik... Full Summary >>

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