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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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Howie Gold ...
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Backstage Manager #1
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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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross:

$238,230 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released 21 years before the film Straight Outta Compton. Straight Outta Compton was a film about Gangsta Rap and details the story about N.W.A., the group that was parodied in this film. 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

Ice Cold: Over here we got some perpetrators - a bunch of Ice Wannabes. See, Ice Cold, I'm the man, but we got Ice Tray, Ice Coffee, Ice Water, Iceberg, Ice Cup, Icebox. I mean it gets real ridiculous when people tryin' to bite your style, you know what I'm sayin'? But, hey, that's the way it is, it's the rap world.
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Soundtracks

Guerrillas in the Midst
Written by Rusty Cundieff, John Bautista and Darin Scott
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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Brialiant stupid comedy, love it!
21 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a really funny film, especially the second, third and fourth time you watch it. It's a pretty short film, and i definitely recommend watching it more than once, you will 'get it' more the second time.

It's like spinal tap but the rap version. It has a lot of attitude in it which can be a negative thing in rap influenced films, but it's just a total p**s take and isn't a problem because of the irony it creates.

Plenty of stand-out bits, one of those types of films which you will find yourself quoting lines with your mates, and it WILL raise laughter.

My personal favourite part is the 'guerrillas in the midst' section. Great video, superb!


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