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Black & White (I) (1999)
"Black and White" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  5 April 2000 (USA)
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A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

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Set in New York City, Black and White features several losely related stories centering on a pair of documentary filmmakers, Sam and her husband Terry, in following a group of caucasian teens, Raven, Charlie, Will, Marty, Wren and others who try to fit in with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd who include gangster rapper Rich Bower and his music partner Cigar in landing a recording gig, as well as college basketball player Dean who is conflicted on taking a fall on a game for shady gambler Mark Clear who has hidden agenda for Dean and Rich. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,212,535 (USA) (7 April 2000)

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$5,241,315 (USA) (28 April 2000)
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Most of the script was improvised by the cast. Only Claudia Schiffer's part was fully scripted. See more »

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Dean is described repeatedly as a "star point guard." Actually, like the actor (a star basketball player in real life), Dean is a shooting guard who sometimes also plays small forward. See more »

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Terry Donager: I'm Terry Donager.
Casey: Hi, I'm Casey.
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Middle Finger Attitude
Written by T. Birkett, D. Coward, J. Cumming & B. Mayfield
Performed by Rhyme Recka
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What a frustrating movie!
22 July 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I always find the idea of improvised (or semi-improvised) film making an interesting one, even if the results themselves are disappointing, and very rarely work (exceptions being some of the movies of Christopher Guest and Abel Ferrara). It's a risky idea because it's a true test of an actors talent. Some succeed and some fall flat on their faces. 'Black and White' is a perfect example of this, for every interesting moment involving say Ben Stiller, or yes, Mike Tyson, there's way too many dull and rambling scenes that go nowhere (come on down Brooke Shields and Bijou Phillips). What makes this movie even more frustrating is James Toback is obviously aiming for a BIG STATEMENT regarding race relations in contemporary America, yet the movie is so superficial and confused it ultimately says nothing much. Toback is a maddingly uneven film maker, but he is responsible for one of my all time favourite movies, the sadly underrated 'Fingers', so I usually give him the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately 'Black and White' is a missed opportunity and has very little to recommend it. I suppose Toback deserves some credit for at least attempting to do something other than mainstream Hollywood dreck, but ultimately a crappy movie is still a crappy movie, no matter how good the intentions.


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