Columbia Pictures brings audiences to the international world of B-boying – the urban dance more commonly known as “breakdancing,” in the 3D dance movie “Battle of the Year.” The film stars Josh Holloway (“Lost,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”) and recording artist Chris Brown (“Takers”).
In the film, hip hop mogul Dante Graham (Laz Alonso) has created a billion-dollar business out of his b-boy past. Now he intends to reinvigorate America's reputation as the pre-eminent by creating an all-American dream team that can win the legendary Battle of the Year, hip hop's premier competition, in Montpellier, France.
Graham turns to his old friend and former crew mate Jason Blake (Holloway) to coach the team. With help of his assistant coach Franklyn (Josh Peck) and choreographer Stacy (Caity Lotz), Blake struggles to transform 13 headstrong individualists into a disciplined, cohesive and polished crew to rival all comers.
But with the competition only weeks away, the internal rivalry between dancers Rooster (Brown) and Do Knock (Jon Cruz) divides the group into bitter factions, as Blake struggles to overcome the despair and alcohol abuse that have enveloped him since the death of his wife and child in a tragic accident. If the dream team wants to bring the b-boy world championship back to American soil for the first time in 15 years, they will have to face down ferocious personal demons to succeed.
“Battle of the Year” features electrifying dance performances and astonishing displays of power and grace, showing how a street dance from New York has evolved into an inspiring art form for a new generation around the world.
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