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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howie Gold ...
Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
Brad Sanders ...
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


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!


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H.  »


Box Office


$999,999 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the song from the movie, "Come and Pet the P.U.S.S.Y.," is a parody of the song "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C&C Music Factory. It also spoofed the conflict between C&C Music Factory and Martha Wash, who was uncredited for singing the chorus of the song. See more »


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 »


Tiffini: [in a Japanese accent] I talk Japanese, but I sing Black. Like Paula Abdul.
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Crazy Credits

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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »


Come Pet The P.U.S.S.Y.
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Rusty Cundieff
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Even whitey likes it
14 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Well I don't personally like rap, but I still found Fear of a Black Hat hilarious. I'm sure I didn't get some inside jokes, but some I knew, and it was funny enough to make me laugh just after I'd stopped laughing. I'm a big fan of Spinal tap, so naturally I had to check this out. It was deriviative from This Is Spinal Tap, sometimes blatantly, but this film still stood on it's own as an original, intelligent, and funny satire. My personal favorite: "Back in the time of slaves, they didn't have hats to protect them from the sun, so at the end of the day they were too tired to revolt. Now we have hats."

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