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Phat Beach (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  2 August 1996 (USA)
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A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Benny King
Claudia Kaleem ...
Candace Williams
Candice Merideth ...
Tasha King
Alma Collins ...
Janet
Eric Fleeks ...
Carl
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Durrel Jackson
Lawrence LeJohn ...
House of Hamburgers Manager (as Lawrence J. LeJohn)
Panthere ...
Dana
Kate Ann Haney ...
Fat Woman
Nicole Amaral ...
Inga
Tanya Reid ...
Ulga
Bud O'Neal ...
Cop #1
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Himself
Tamara Nicole Bennett ...
Stripper on Pole
Glenise Brathwaite ...
Angel
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A hefty homeboy borrows his dad's Mercedes and goes to the beach with his friends for wild sun & fun.

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Taglines:

Ain't nothin' but a g-string.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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2 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hip Hop Holiday  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$658,614 (USA) (2 August 1996)

Gross:

$1,263,945 (USA) (16 August 1996)
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Throughout the movie, Benny's hairstyle changes. It goes from a Jheri-curled fade to a normal fade. See more »

Quotes

Coolio: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
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Soundtracks

Up to No Good
Written by EightBall (as P. Smith) and MJG (as M. Goodwin)
Performed by EightBall & MJG
Courtesy of Suave House Records/Relativity Recordings
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19 June 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Is nothing else on TV? Are you really bored? Well, then watch Phat Beach. However, don't rent it and definitely DO NOT buy it. That would be a big mistake.

I watched this on TV and found myself laughing at certain points. I did not laugh long and I did not laugh hard. However, there were subtle jokes and comments I laughed at. If you are looking for an extremely funny "hood" movie then watch Friday. If you are looking for a powerful emotional movie (something that this movie tries at..kind of) watch something like hoop dreams or Jason's Lyric. If you are lookin for some good black "booty" go watch a Dominique Simone porn flick, because the nudity in this movie is nearly non-existent. However, if you have nothing better to do and this is on cable, go ahead and watch it. You will be slightly amused.

***3 out of 10***


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