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Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Poster

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Producer/director/star Robert Townsend put US$40,000 of the film's US$100,000 budget on ten personal credit cards, and obtained free film stock by splicing together leftovers from the production of Odd Jobs (1986) and Ratboy (1986), in which he had appeared. The 17 days of shooting were spread over two years, since he had to tour as a stand-up comedian whenever he could not afford to continue production.
John Witherspoon improvised the "ho-cake" monologue.
A headshot of actress Helen Martin can be seen behind Robert Townsend at his big audition.
Since this movie was shot without permits, the crew all wore UCLA t-shirts so they could pass themselves off as students learning how to film in the field.

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