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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

 -  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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Charlie
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Larry
Reynaldo Rey ...
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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An Underrated Cinematic Gem
9 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the best indies I've seen in a long time.

The film is a two-story structured screwball comedy that is so cleverly executed, it's hard to believe this film went unnoticed until it came to USA Networks in 2000. From what I understand it was the highest watched film on the network in that year.

The performances are solid. Particular standout performances include Pam Grier as the doting mother; John Witherspoon, of course, as the cynical neighbor, and Duane Martin as the jaded ball player with a past.

I was particularly struck at how the film grabs you from the beginning and holds on to you until the end.

Not many films, except Groundhog Day and other classics, can boast this.


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