5.5/10
1,446
7 user 7 critic

Who's the Man? (1993)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Monument Ave. (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small time hoodlum is divided between his conscience and loyalty to his boss when his cousin is murdered.

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Denis Leary, Ian Hart, Jason Barry
House Party (1990)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin
The Ref (1994)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube
Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson
Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Michael Rapaport
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Actor/comic Denis Leary discusses family life, coffee, religion, and other topics in this stand-up special.

Director: Ted Demme
Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Denis Leary, Richard Nixon
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman
Trespass (1992)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler
New Jack City (1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne
CB4 (1993)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D
Wildcats (1986)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Molly McGrath's dream is to coach high school football, and when her dream is realized in the form of a tough inner city team, she has a harder time than she expected trying to whip them into shape.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Swoosie Kurtz, Robyn Lively
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The first hip-hop whodunnit!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata  »

Box Office

Gross:

$11,299,730 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Obvious stunt double for The 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!
See more »

Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Classic 90s film!
10 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Nobody makes me laugh like Denis Leary so when I first heard about this movie, I was dying to see it. I kept trying to rent it at the video store, but every time I went, it was checked out so I gave up trying to get it for a while. A few months later, I caught it on TV and I laughed my butt off. Although Denis Leary wasn't in it as much as I would have liked, I loved it. It instantly became one of my favorites despite all of its flaws. The cast is great, especially Doctor Dre and Ed Lover in what are sadly their only starring roles to date. The supporting cast, which consists of some of the coolest people ever, is great as well. I thought there was a good chance that this movie would really suck, but I was wrong. This is a classic 90s film. Movies like this just aren't made anymore. ***


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I saw this on comedy central houstonvice
Is is just me? mrdurden923
Discuss Who's the Man? (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?