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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  20 March 1987 (USA)
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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro
Craigus R. Johnson ...
Stevie Taylor
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Bobby's Grandmother
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Bobby's Mother
Marc Figueroa ...
Sitcom Father / Client #2
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Sitcom Girlfriend / Rehearsing Actress (as Sarah Kate Coughlin)
Sean Michal Flynn ...
Sitcom Boyfriend
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Batty Boy
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Uncle Ray
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Donald / Jheri Curl
Lou B. Washington ...
Tiny (as Ludie Washington)
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Lydia / Willie Mae / Hooker #5
Don Reed ...
Maurice
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Customer in Chair
Gregory 'Popeye' Alexander ...
Pimp / Eddie Murphy-Type
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Storyline

Bobby Taylor wants to be a respected actor. From Sam Spade to Shakespeare to superheros, he can do it all. He just has to convince Hollywood that gangstas, slaves and "Eddie Murphy-types" aren't the sum of his talents. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Bobby Taylor was on his way to becoming a star, when a funny thing happened.....

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Release Date:

20 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Townsend's Hollywood Shuffle  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,228,617 (USA)
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Trivia

A headshot of actress Helen Martin can be seen behind Robert Townsend at his big audition. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When the casting directors say they want the lead actor to act like Eddie Murphy, some of the shots are reversed. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Taylor: We give "Dirty Larry" the finger!
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Spoofs Amadeus (1984) See more »

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Closer to You
Sung by Howard Smith and Patrice Rushen
Music by Patrice Rushen
Lyrics by Patrice Rushen and Sheree Brown
Publisher Baby Fingers Music/Shownbreree Music
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Frustratingly Uneven
14 June 2006 | by (Heart of America) – See all my reviews

When this film first came out, I saw it and loved it. For years, I've quoted (and, as it turns out, misquoted) a few of its lines--some of the funniest I've ever heard. I recently watched the DVD version with my wife, who'd never seen it. She wasn't impressed, and I can't say that I blame her. I was surprised how tedious and un-funny some stretches of the film are, and how disconnected the various skits were. The funny parts are still riotously funny (Nearly every second of "Sneakin' In The Movies with Tyrone and Speed" is laugh-out-loud funny), but other parts are boring and flat. The film-noir parody is especially poor, with unfocused, stale gags delivered slowly and without zest. A final note: those easily offended by four-letter words should skip this film. In keeping with its urban "street" vibe, rough language is pervasive--especially in the funniest scenes.


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