MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,833 this week

Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  3 June 1994 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 3,122 users  
Reviews: 53 user | 17 critic

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).

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

Fear of a Black Hat (1993) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fear of a Black Hat.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sprung (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two pairs of best friends - Montel & Clyde and Brandy & Adina meet at the party, where Clyde makes Adina think he is very rich and gets her into bed the same evening. When Adina finds out ... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Cundieff
Stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A strange funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff
Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Joe and Hubbs are a pair of rockers who are on a quest for 'chicks'. This is the tale of their adventures over one night.

Director: James Melkonian
Stars: Michael Kopelow, Bradford Tatum, China Kantner
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Director: Christopher Guest
Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/11 X  

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
Fubar (2002)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Headbangers Terry and Dean explore the depths of friendship, and the art and science of drinking beer like a man.

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Paul Spence, David Lawrence, Gordon Skilling
Wayne's World (1992)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
Up in Smoke (1978)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

Director: Stephen Surjik
Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken
The Jerk (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams
White Water (2015)
Drama

White Water is the story of a 9 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and ... See full summary »

Director: Rusty Cundieff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tone Def
...
Tasty Taste
...
Ice Cold
...
Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold ...
Guy Friesch
...
Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
...
Promoter #2
Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
...
Jam Boy (as Faizon)
...
Jam Boy
...
Security Head
...
Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ...
Chicago Cop
Edit

Storyline

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).

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was screened at Cannes, the only slot it was allowed was a single midnight showing. Unexpectedly, it became the first film to sell out the slot. It was then extended to several other midnight showings, all of which sold out. 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

Nina Blackburn: What, if any, is the difference between a ho and a bitch?
Tone Def: A ho fucks EVERYBODY.
Ice Cold: Right, but a bitch fucks everybody BUT YOU.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie continues alongside the credits. See more »

Connections

References CB4 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

My Peanuts
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best "mockumentary" ever made
18 May 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

"Fear Of A Black Hat" is everything the (much weaker) "CB-4" SHOULD have been. Rusty Cundieff's satirical eye is ruthless, as he folds, spindles, and mutilates every aspect of hip-hop trends and culture. Does "FoaBH" resemble Spinal Tap? Yes, a bit. Is it derivative of Spinal Tap? No, not really. The aim is more focused, the satire is better focused, and to be honest, it's funnier.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
100 Things I Learned from FOABH!!! killersim187
Fear of a Black Hat vs. cb4 smoothsagetx
where can i get this?? blunt101
See this!! brokeness24
not too white hchadd
this is, hands down..... anthony-w-burkett
Discuss Fear of a Black Hat (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?