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Zebrahead (1992)

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A white, hip-hop loving teen falls in love with a black girl.

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This is a Romeo and Juliet type tale based in Detroit, Michigan. Two young men, Zack, a white teen accused of "acting black" and Dee, an African American teen, defy racial lines and form a strong friendship. When Zack begins dating Dee's cousin Nikki, his white friends presume he's seeing her because of sexual stereotypes about black women, while her black friends can't believe her interest in him. Additional conflict is added when Nut, a local black gang-banger pursues Nikki for himself and undisguised but contained racial tensions in their respective neighborhoods and the high school they all attend erupt in violence. Written by <chanteuse@worldnet.att.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Conflicto en Detroit  »

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$1,468,300 (USA)
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'MC Serch' lobbied hard for the role of Zack before Michael Rapaport was cast. Serch settled for a job as the film's music supervisor. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Why you gotta be so loud?
Nut: To be heard.
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References Ms. Pac-Man (1987) See more »

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Eve of Destruction
Lyrics by Fatal (Merciful)
Produced by Eric "Exotic" McAlister for Soul Junkie Productions
Scratches by Tom Cat Terrell
Engineered by John Gamble
Tracked and Mixed at SD-50 Sound Lab
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True to life flick
19 November 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Take Save The Last Dance minus the dance and do a role reversal and you get ZebraHead. This movie which touches on interracial dating was one of the best little seen films of 1992. Micheal Rappot as Zack proved his leading man stauts at early age in this powerful film. I think if the film were released today it'd be just as powerful. If you haven't seen it you should.


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