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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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Lois Bendler ...
Dan Ziskie ...
DeShonn Castle ...
Dee
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Marsha Florence ...
Shula Van Buren ...
Ron Johnson ...
Nut
Ray Sharkey ...
Glenn Dossin ...
Martin Priest ...
Shirley Benyas ...
Jason Willinger ...
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'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 A Different World (1987) See more »

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Party Groove
Written by Showbiz (as R. Lamey) and A.G. (as A. Barnes)
Published by Showbiz/Payday/London Records
Produced by Showbiz
Performed by Showbiz & A.G. (as AG)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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My brief review of the film
21 January 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A well-intentioned and rather interesting study into condemnation and the culture of the youth in the 1990s, there is however little that is done with the material. Too much time is spent on showing why the relationship is not approved, and the film spends too little time showing how and why the relationship has resulted. The film has some important things to say in terms of prejudices in society, but, it never manages to present them in a way so that they do not seem hackneyed. Either way, some fine acting - from both the leads in particular - solidifies the movie when the other elements do not suffice.


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