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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doctor Dré ...
Badja Djola ...
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
Nighttrain / Chauncey
Rozwill Young ...
Sgt. Bo Griles
Frankie Flynn
Shorty (as Todd-1)
Bowlegged Lou ...
T-Money ...
Sgt. Cooper


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 <>

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The first hip-hop whodunnit!


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Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata  »

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$11,299,730 (USA)

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The opening song is "Who's The Man?" by House of Pain, not a Dr. Dre song as the previous "trivia" tidbit claims. See more »


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 »


Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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References Larry King Live (1985) See more »


Hip Hop Hooray
Performed by Naughty By Nature (Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records)
Written by DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist), Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss)
Published by T-Boy Music Publishing, Inc./Naughty Music
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17 June 1999 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

African-American comedies have always appealed to me. Movies like HOUSE PARTY, CLASS ACT, and DON'T BE A MENACE TO...... After seeing movies like I GOT THE HOOK UP and FRIDAY, I started to lose my feel for them. But I was going through my video library and came upon WHO'S THE MAN?. The movie had some down right funny jokes, fast paced, and good music. It was also interesting to see an all-star hip-hop cast. Give this one a try.

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