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Phat Beach (1996)

R | | Comedy | 2 August 1996 (USA)
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
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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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Ain't nothin' but a g-string.

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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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1.85 : 1
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At the end credit music video, Jim Carrey can be seen as one of the contestants in the talent show. He's the first contestant. See more »

Quotes

Durrel Jackson: Stop being such a butt pirate!
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Burger Bosanova
Written and Performed by Joseph Williams
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Phat beach changed my life.
16 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Before "Phat Beach" (which was JFK's answer to Vietnam.), I was a loser. I was going to college to major in being a burger flipper. I was goin' nowheresville fast. But as soon as I saw "Phat Beach", I instantly knew that my life would never be the same. It inspired me to find true love by stealing my dad's car to find my dream woman. Like the movie, I was almost hit by a huge truck while sleeping right before I got to a Phat Beach. But, enough about me. The movie was excellent: great plot, great hot boxes, great actors, great kenny rogerz. The only thing that could be better would be Woody Allen and more hott black ladiez. I mean, Phat black ladies. I mean, Phat African Americans.

I want to get the DVD, because I hear that there's cRaZy bloopers where Benny joins the navy and steals some car or some crap.

But Coolio is in this movie, and I was very offended. I hate him so much. The only thing worse than his acting is his horrible, horrible music (which is, in some ways, Phat).

If I were to sum this movie up in one statement, it would be, "gangbanging fun and 2fast2furious acting." If you liked that piece-of-crap movie, you'll probably hate Phat Beach, due to it being Phatter.

This got a 3 on the PH scale. It was like acid. But the good kind. The Phat kind. The kind that you put on sores to get sick, sick pleasure.

Like oranges.

You can compare this movie to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Benny was Gatsby, in the way that he was longing for his one true woman that he knew about, but could never obtain. Like Nick, his friend Direll or whatever that guy's name, he got the woman. And just like The Great Gatsby, everybody died in the end.

Watching Phat Beach is also statistically proven to reduce the risk of heart cancer and HIV.

PHAT BEACH RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


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