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Zebrahead (1992)

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

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DeShonn Castle ...
Dee
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Ron Johnson ...
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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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Shot at Frank Cody High School In the summer of 1991. See more »

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Nikki: Why you gotta be so loud?
Nut: To be heard.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Say It (Over and Over Again)
Lyrics by Jimmy McHugh
Music by Frank Loesser
Published by Famous Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
Performed by The John Coltrane Quartet
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great casting

great casting and acting

(aside - the Detroit industrial environmental pollution is the point of the fire scene.... The industrial plants in the background release their pollution to the surrounding area.)


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