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
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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
Why you gotta be so loud?
To be heard.
References A Different World
Don't Leave Me This Way
Written by Kenny Gamble
, Leon Huff
and Cary Gilbert
Published by Warner Chappell Music
Courtesy of Philadelphia International/Sony Music
Performed by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
(as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes) See more