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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  3 June 1994 (USA)
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tone Def
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Tasty Taste
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Ice Cold
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Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold ...
Guy Friesch
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Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
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Promoter #2
Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Jam Boy
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Security Head
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Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ...
Chicago Cop
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A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--1990s hip-hop group, NWH (Niggaz with Hats).

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,230 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Rusty Cundieff, a scene was written in which NWH finds the skeletal remains of Spinal Tap backstage (a reference to the getting-lost-backstage scene from This Is Spinal Tap (1984)), but there was no time to film the scene. See more »

Goofs

An ITC logo sign is clearly visible to the left in the record company's office. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cold: Right, but see actually that shit was supposed to be NWH - Fear of a Black Hat, then subtitled "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites."
Nina Blackburn: Of their eyes?
Ice Cold: Who's eyes?
Nina Blackburn: Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
Ice Cold: Nah, don't shoot until you see the whites, period. That's it, end of story.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

Buried and Bald (Wear Yo Hat!)
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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An Excellent Comedy.
12 August 2006 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for Strong Language,Violent Content and Some Nudity. Quebec Rating:13+ Canadian Home Video Rating:14A

Fear Of A Black Hat is one of the funniest, most original comedies I have ever seen.Its basically a gangsta rap version of the film This Is Spinal Tap.Its a shame not many people have heard of this gem of a film.If you manage to find this film anywhere don't hesitate to buy it even if you don't like rap music.There are not too many comedy films that I give a perfect 10/10 to.The only ones I can think of at the moment are this film,Clerks,The World According To Garp,The 40 Year Old Virgin and Chasing Amy.This film is a hilarious stereotype of the gangsta rap culture.The movie is about a woman named Nina Blackburn who is making a documentary about the fictional rap group N.W.H(N****z with hats).They are basically the stereotype of a rap group making many controversial rap songs about killing and being a gangsta.Fear Of A Black Hat is an excellent comedic film and I recommend it even if you are not a fan of the gangsta rap scene.Its a shame this film is not in the Top 250.

Runtime:88min

10/10


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