may have worn hi-tops and parachute pants instead of a top
hat and tails, but 12-year old Justin “Rocket Shoe”
Schumaker and his killer moves could dance his way into just
about any girl’s heart. That was in 1985, when Justin and
his break dance posse -- the Funky Fresh Boyz -- were
competing in the school talent show. But after doing a super
cool coffee grind, a spectacular head spin and a ferocious
freeze, Justin decides to go for broke and pops into a
bodacious back flip that sends him flying off stage.
Luckily, the Rocket Shoe didn’t break his neck, but he did
break his parents’ bank account when he landed in the
hospital for the next 20 years.
Fast-forward through the ’90s, the new millennium and right
into modern day -- the poor Rocket Shoe is still lying in a
hospital bed one lace short of knowing how to tie his own
shoes. His parents are about to give up and pull the plug,
flushing Justin’s minimal brainwaves down the proverbial
drain forever, when suddenly Mr. and Mrs. Schumaker’s
30-something year old boy actually opens his eyes.
Awakening a grown man with a child’s spirit when he hears
’80s retro music blasting from the hospital janitor’s radio,
Justin (Jamie Kennedy) might have suddenly regained
consciousness, but he’s still way out of it. Lost in a
high-tech time warp where hip hop and Gangsta Rap rule, the
former Rocket Shoe is determined to prove that kickin’ it
old skool can reign again when he finds out that D-Zone
Videos is having a $10,000 dance off.
Rounding up his old crew – Darnell “Prince Def Rock” Jackson
(Miguel A. Núńez Jr.), Aki “Chilly Chill” Terasaki (Bobby
Lee) and Hector “Popcorn” Jimenez (Aris Alvarado) – Justin
quickly finds out that his Funky Fresh Boyz have grown a
little stale. Darnell doesn’t have time to think about
dancing now that he and his wife Roxanne (Vivica A. Fox) are
up to their ears in diapers. Former robot wizard Aki is so
stiff he dances like CP3O with R2D2 up his – uh . . . well,
you get the picture. And Hector has put on so much weight he
looks like some dude who ate Hector.
But Justin, who’s really just learning to put one foot in
front of the other without falling down, is not gonna give
up. Not only does he want to win the prize money for his
parents’ medical bills, but he also wants to win back his
grade school sweetheart Jennifer Stone (Maria Menounos).
She’s engaged to current scumbag and former grade school
nemesis Kip Unger (Michael Rosenbaum), who now heads D-Zone
Videos. Sleazier than ever, Kip is also hosting the dance
contest . . . or should we say, rigging it so a group of his
homeboys can win.
So . . . how can the Funky Fresh Boyz compete against kool
krumping, hot hip-hopping, busta-new-move-a-minute groups
like The MisFitz, The Mung-sters, Pink Sushi and Ice Cole
Krew – especially when Kip is going to do everything he can
to sway the audience? How can the Rocket Shoe tie up the
$100,000 prize money plus a 1 year contract and nip Kip and
Jennifer’s romance in the bud? Easy! By doggin’ it on the
dance floor and kickin’ it old skool!
© 2007 Yari
Film Group. All Rights
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