The Show (1995 film)

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The Show
The Show (1995 film) poster.jpg
Home video poster
Directed byBrian Robbins
Produced byBrian Robbins
Michael Tollin
StarringRussell Simmons
CinematographyDasal Banks
Larry Banks
Stephen Consentino
Ericson Core
John L. Demps Jr.
Michael Negrin
John Simmons
Edited byMichael Schultz
Music byStanley Clarke
Distributed bySavoy Pictures
Release date
  • August 25, 1995 (1995-08-25)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,702,578[1]

The Show is a 1995 American documentary film about hip hop music. It was directed by Brian Robbins and featured interviews with some of hip hop's biggest names. Def Jam founder Russell Simmons stars in and narrates the film. The film grossed $1,482,892 in its opening weekend and $2,702,578 during its theatrical run.



A soundtrack consisting entirely of hip hop was released on August 15, 1995 by Def Jam Recordings. The soundtrack was very successful, peaking at 4 on the Billboard 200 and 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and was certified platinum on October 16, 1995.


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