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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 NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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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
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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At!

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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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

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

Geoffrey Lennox: Just look at you three brothers. Just look at you. Together. You. You little black stove-pipe-colored nigga, Tasty. You are the same complexion as Marcus Garvey, the man that brought self-love to the black consciousness movement in the 1930s. And when we speak about complexion, we move into the political perspective of where y'all coming from. You, Ice. You's a good, high-yellow piss-colored motherfucker. Same complexion as Bob Marley. I mean, you even got that dreadlock thing going for you. ...
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Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Mayo N' Pierre's
Written by Pierre Jaboin and Scott Mayo
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Hilarious parody of the hip-hop world.
5 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I don't remember when I first heard about this movie, but I rented it about six years ago, and it still remains one of my favorite comedies. I will admit, you probably will despise this movie if you know nothing about rap music. But if you are a rap fan, even a casual one, you will love the inside jokes and references. One of the best lines in the movie is about the difference between a b**** and a h**; I still use this line today and get lots of laughs with it. One of the best performances comes from Larry Scott, who played nerd Lamar in `Revenge of the Nerds'. It is unfortunate that this movie will likely never get a DVD release.


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