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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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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Trivia

Michael Rapaport and Kevin Corrigan would later appear in True Romance (1993), and Big Fan (2009) as well. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Why you gotta be so loud?
Nut: To be heard.
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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Holding On
Written by Damion Hall and John Greene
Published by Lequia Songs, Inc.
Produced by Damion Hall, Craig Cheng and John Greene
Performed by Forte featuring Damion Hall
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Intensely moving
13 January 2003 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

The performances in the film are terrific. From Mike Rappaport to new-comer N'Bushe Wright, this little sleeper hit is sure to appeal to all genders, races, ages, etc. The message in the movie is the most important part of all. I wish I could see some more of Ray Sharkey's work, he is most impressive.


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