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A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.

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Dexter Jackson
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Toynelle Davis (as Lisa Arrindell)
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Kate Penndragin
Nathaniel Hall ...
Baker Moon (as Nathaniel 'Afrika' Hall)
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Missy Carnes
Bernie McInerney ...
Clifford Worthy
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Nadine Biggs
Dan Albright ...
Martin
Ronald Knight ...
Roger (as Ronald J. Knight)
Randal Patrick ...
Jimmy
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Control Room Director
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Charles Hempstead
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Rev. Carnes
Suzanne Stewart ...
Mrs. Carnes
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A young black reporter begins to lose his identity.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

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The Tapes of Dexter Jackson  »

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$5,467,959 (USA)
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sorta like Network, sorta
8 January 2006 | by (Mojave Desert, California) – See all my reviews

I just happened to catch the end of this movie today on UPN. I was absolutely thrilled with this serendipity, because I had been looking for it for years after having seen it previously on television years ago. I didn't remember the name, or any of the performers, or anything else specific about it other than the plot line and the great humor.

I think this stacks up well with many other comedies, both those dealing with the black community and those lambasting the media; in fact, I see it as somewhat of an overlooked gem. It can take its place with the slightly better known EdTV and PrayTV, and of course the now-30-year-old classic Network.

I respectfully disagree with those who think that the movie is saying that being successful is being "white" and therefore something that blacks ought not do. I see it as a critique of the (white) establishment that I believe was the intended message.


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