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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

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.

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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the break up of N.W.H., Ice Cold formed his own group, The Ice Plant ( a parody of the group C&C Music Factory). Tone Def became a flower rapper ( a reference to P.M. Dawn ) and released a song similar to the groups signature hit "Set Adrift to Memory Bliss". Meanwhile, Tasty Taste also went solo and released several diss track ( a reference to the practice of some rappers at that time and was also practiced by the remaining N.W.A. members after Ice Cube went solo ). See more »

Goofs

An ITC logo sign is clearly visible to the left in the record company's office. See more »

Quotes

Tasty Taste: I was a pharmaceutical distributor.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Fuck The Security Guards
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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A must see satire!
15 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious and while the satire leans against material dated from the 80's and early 90's, if you know enough hip hop and pop culture then you'd find it funny, even today. The writing is excellent, the jokes are funny and well delivered and the songs are hilarious. Two 'videos' in the movie, one titled 'Booty Juice' and the other "A Gangstas life ain't fun" hit home today just as well as they did when this movie came out. It appears that much of the hip hop life style and creed hasn't changed much over the years. The movie is consistently funny from beginning to end, with many of the jokes dead panned and often subtly delivered. It's easy to miss a lot of the jokes during the film if you aren't familiar with the subjects that they are poking fun at. But again, much of what the director delivers is still funny and relevant even today. A must see satire!


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