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Who's the Man? (1993)

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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata  »

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$11,299,730 (USA)
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Trivia

Tony Como calls Dre and Lover "moulies". This is an offensive Italian slang term for African-Americans. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Guru when Lorenzo is chased. 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 The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

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Let's Go Through the Motions
Performed by Jodeci
Produced by DeVante DeGrate (as DeVante Swing) for Swing Mob Productions
Additional Production by Darryl Pearson
Written by DeVante DeGrate (as Devante) and Chad Elliot (as Chad "Dr. Guess" Elliot
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc. and De Swing Mob, Inc.
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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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