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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

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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
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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

Chris Rock stole the the idea for this movie and made CB4. 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

Nina Blackburn: Are all these weapons registered with the state?
Tasty Taste: The state of siege, heh heh.
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Crazy Credits

The movie continues alongside the credits. See more »

Connections

References Charles in Charge (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just A Human
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Mark Christopher Lawrence
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Outrageously funny and on-target....
22 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw it in a posh movie theater where the audience is usually white, educated, and urban. The showing I attended had a sprinkling of African-Americans, and it made the difference in audience-reaction between the two groups a wonderful social commentary on the state of race relations in this country. Basically, the white folks were AFRAID to laugh or laughed nervously at the funny bits --and there are many! -- because they'd be "laughting at Blacks", while the Blacks also stayed pretty silent because many couldn't laugh at themselves in front of the whites.

I, on the other hand, being Asian (and thus belonging to neither group), had a great time viewing this satire of rap culture and its egos/trappings/values/pseudo-philosophies. The cast is talented and does at great job becoming the characters portrayed. The songs are too funny to be believed.

This film is one of the best pseudo-documentaries to come along, including "A Mighty Wind"


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