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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

R | | Comedy | 18 October 1997 (USA)
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Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly ... See full summary »

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Joe Lee
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Annabelle Lee
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May-Ling
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Julian Lee
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Brandon
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Bill
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Frog
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Perry Lee
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Karyn
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Reverend Cecil
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Tracy
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Charlie
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Larry
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Earnest
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Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central. Written by Anonymous

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Finding your roots in the hood ain't easy.

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Rated R for some language and drug use
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Considered to be the first Asian-Black movie and helped spawn Rush Hour (1998). See more »

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References Ricki Lake (1992) See more »

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asian/black culture in america
2 January 2001 | by (springfield, VA) – See all my reviews

i happened upon this movie while channel surfing and was hooked. it explored the meaning of being "black" or "asian" culturally, and portrayed the issue; not so much as a matter of race, but rather how one identifies with a culture. julian lee is far more "black" than his love interest (tatiana ali) in the movie, who happens to be of african descent. i think this highlights an important distinction, because in america, people so quickly classify and pre-judge people based on their skin tone or facial features. i think, while the movie could have been less corny, it takes a good, light-hearted view of common stereotypes surrounding african and asian americans, and concludes with the somewhat unoriginal, yet still significant motto of "keep it real."


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