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Who's the Man? (1993)

R  |   |  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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Nighttrain / Chauncey
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Lamar
Rozwill Young ...
Sgt. Bo Griles
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Shorty (as Todd-1)
Bowlegged Lou ...
Forty
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K.K.
T-Money ...
Bubba
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Sgt. Cooper
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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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This move stars Ed Lover and Doctor Dre, hosts of Yo MTV Raps. Doctor Dre is sometimes confused with Dr. Dre, the prolific producer of NWA fame. The movie begins with the Dr. Dre song "A N**** Witta Gun" as an homage to this confusion; the song's chorus includes the line "Who's the man with the master plan?", which is fitting given the movie's title, "Who's the man?" See more »

Goofs

NYPD Sgts wear gold chin straps on their hats. Sgt. Cooper is wearing a black strap that only a detective in uniform would wear. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Party and Bullshit
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G. (as Big)
Produced by Easy Mo Bee for Easy Mo Bee Productions
Written by The Notorious B.I.G. (as Big) and Easy Mo Bee
Used by permission of Big and EMI April Music Inc./Bee Mo Easy Music and New Line Tunes.
Incorporates elements from "I'll Be There"
Written by Berry Gordy (as Gordie) / Willie Hutch (as Hutch) / Bob West (as West) / Hal Davis (as Davis)
Used under license from Jobete Music Co., Inc./Stone Diamond Music Corp.
Performed by Johnny Hammond Smith and used courtesy of Fantasy Inc.
Incorporates elements from "The Show"
Written by Slick Rick (as R. Walters) / Doug E. Fresh (as D. Davis)
Used under license from Danica Music/Entertaining Music.
Performed by Doug E. Fresh and used under license from Danya Records.
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Yeah, it's dated, but aren't we all?
3 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

Come on, people! This is when hip-hop really started to appeal to the masses, and if it's dated, then so am I! This film has moments that make the entire experience worthwhile. There are some jokes that are still genuinely funny, and the "message" continues to be timeless: do good by people and do good by your neighbors and your neighborhood.

If you are at ALL a fan of hip-hop (hell, I'm a white girl from the midwest, so if I call myself a fan, I should think that everyone who ever drew breath has to be *something* of a fan), you're going to enjoy this one, if for no other reason than the innumerable cameo apperances! You can see some favorites who have sadly left this realm (Run DMC), or those who started in hip-hop and found their way to the Academy Awards (go ahead, Queen Latifah!). And this is where I might be dating myself a bit, but has hip hop been as good since these days? I put this DVD on and find myself rump-shakin throughout the house. Yeah, I might have mentioned -- white girl from the midwest. :)

American Beauty this ain't. But if you want some giggles on a Friday night, and it's a cheap rental, I can't say a bad thing about this flick. It makes me wish "Yo! MTV Raps" was still on the air, and that's one helluva statement.


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