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Who's the Man? (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Mystery  -  23 April 1993 (USA)
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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

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Badja Djola ...
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
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Nighttrain / Chauncey
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Lamar
Rozwill Young ...
Sgt. Bo Griles
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Frankie Flynn
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Shorty (as Todd-1)
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Forty
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K.K.
T-Money ...
Bubba
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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. Despite this, they discover a major crime, and proceed to solve them in their own unusual fashion. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The first hip-hop whodunnit!


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23 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Batsoi gia klammata  »

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$11,299,730 (USA)
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Terrence Howard's film debut. See more »

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Demetrius makes mention of a bible scripture "Every man's sword will be against his brother". He says this is from the book of Daniel. It is actually from Ezekiel 38:21. See more »

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Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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References Uptown Saturday Night (1974) See more »

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What's Next on the Menu?
Performed by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
(Courtesy of Elektra Records, a division of Warner Communications Inc.)
Produced by Pete Rock for Mecca & the Soul Brother Productions
Lyrics by C.L. Smooth
Music by Pete Rock (as Peter Phillips)
Published by New Line Tunes, Pete Rock Music and Smooth Flowing Music.
Incorporates elements from "Summer Madness"
Written by Alton Taylor (as A. Taylor) / Robert Spike Mickens (as R. McKenns) / Ronald Bell (as R. Bell) / George Funky Brown (as G. Brown) / Richard Westfield (as R. Westfield) / Dennis D.T. Thomas (as D. Thomas) / Claydes Smith (as C. Smith)
Used under license from Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Second Decade Music Co.
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Used courtesy of Polygram Special Markets.
Incorporates elements from "Nautilus"
Used courtesy of Tappan Zee Records, Inc./Remidi Music.
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Good production, good laughs
27 December 2006 | by (Everything's got to be somewhere) – See all my reviews

Cards on the table: I'm a 46 year old white guy. I don't know Dre or Lover.

I like some slapstick, and some I don't. For your reference, I never much cared for Abbott & Costello or the 3 Stooges, but I love Laurel & Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Dre & Lover got lots of personality and good humor. Love watching their comedy routine -- the best part of the movie.

Ice-T has a small part, must be one of his first on the screen. Would like to see him in bigger parts; he's on TV a lot lately and he's an interesting actor.

The closing credits are playing to some hip-hop. The lyrics use the "N" word, but it occurs to me that I don't remember hearing it in the movie's dialog. It's the end of 2006 and it's finally going out of style, but avoiding it 13 years ago was a touch of class.

I've got Cinemax playing on the TV. The next movie is coming on, which they rate "MV" for Mild Violence. If I were to rate "Who's the Man," I wouldn't give it any violence rating. A gun was waived around menacingly, once. Otherwise, they're too busy having fun. Bring the kids. (Apparently, the professional movie-raters disagree. Maybe society has changed a lot in 13 years. Either that, or professional movie-raters are fuddy duddies.) -Neil-


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