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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 3 June 1994 (USA)
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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Backstage Manager #1
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Promoter #1
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Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
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Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
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Chicago Cop
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At!

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »

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$999,999 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$238,230
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rock stole the the idea for this movie and made CB4 (1993). See more »

Goofs

Around the 12-minute mark, the group is talking backstage with security about how their manager got "capped". Then the manager is with them later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Guy Friesch: That was not good: Kicking the record company guy's ass. That was counter-productive.
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Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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Come Pet The P.U.S.S.Y.
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Rusty Cundieff
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Overall, pretty funny
20 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Although it rips off SPINAL TAP scene-by-scene in some instances, FEAR OF A BLACK HAT offers up enough belly laughs -- some of them very large -- to make it worth a look. Rusty Cundieff, who did some hysterically funny segments for Michael Moore's TV Nation program, proves himself to be a solid director with an eye for biting satire. Unfortunately, some of the jokes are a little weak. That said, there are moments when this movie nails some of the hypocrisies of pop music (not just hip-hop). Pretty good performances all around, too.


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