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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  3 June 1994 (USA)
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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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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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Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Jam Boy
Darin Scott ...
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 NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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Taglines:

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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Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »

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Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,230 (USA)
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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

Guy Friesch: That was not good: Kicking the record company guy's ass. That was counter-productive.
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Connections

References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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I'm Just A Human
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Mark Christopher Lawrence
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Overall, pretty funny
20 November 1998 | by (Greensboro, NC) – 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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