Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video In Tribute To Adam Yauch

Becky Bain | May 15, 2012 11:35 am

Since Adam Yauch‘s death on May 4, tributes to both MCA and the Beastie Boys have rolled in, but this may be our favorite. James Winters, a Portland-based filmmaker, created a reenactment of the Boys’ Spike Jonze-directed “Sabotage” video, enlisting the help of his wife, kids and nephew in order to pay tribute to MCA.

Car chases and jumping off ledges, however silly they were portrayed in the original video, are a bit too dangerous for children, so this remake gets a few changes: high-rise buildings are replaced by playground equipment, a regular-sized pool is traded in for a kiddie pool, and a suitcase full of cocaine becomes a suitcase with a Pop Rocks wrapper. But what both clips have in spades is a childlike sense of joy — and donuts.