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Cast

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Dexter Jackson
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Toynelle Davis
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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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Stage Manager (as David De Vries)
Dan Chandler ...
Control Room Director
Joe Washington ...
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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A Comedy About Going From Downtown To Uptown, From Hip-Hop To Straight To The Top! See more »

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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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Trivia

Star Terrance "TC" Carson would go on to play in the television series "Living Single". See more »

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References American Gladiators (1989) See more »

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Slick Rick - The Ruler
Performed by Slick Rick with Mr. Lee
Written by Slick Rick (as R. Walters) & Mr. Lee (as L. Haggard)
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The death of politics in African-American films!!
29 December 2003 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic!!! It's so honest, funny, and realistic.

Whenever African-Americans attempt to succeed and enhance our economic statuses, we are always accused of "selling-out" or becoming white. However if you are true to yourself and to those who love you, then you can accomplish anything. As Malcolm X said, "A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything." If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect others to? It's a shame that many current A.A. films neglect political and social issues such as the ones Dexter Jackson faced in this film. Job well done to director Michael Schultz & writer William Mosley-Payne for this movie. I truly love it!!!!


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