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Black & White (1999)

Black and White (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Music | 5 April 2000 (USA)
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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Crime | Drama | Music

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

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Box Office

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,241,315 (USA) (28 April 2000)
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Trivia

Claudia Schiffer had to have her ears pierced specially, for the large hoop earrings worn by her character in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Will King: These pants is just big, yo!
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Connections

Referenced in Xchange (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

A Thousand Stars
Written by Eugene Pearson
Performed by Kathy Young & The Innocents
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** Garbage
28 March 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Exploitative and depressingly awful film by James Toback about rich white kids and their identity-seeking obsession with all things black. Toback proudly stated that most of the actors were improvising their scenes and dialogue; didn't he know that it only makes him look worse for letting such a mess go on in front of his cameras? The performances otherwise are all good, especially from Marla Maples and Claudia Schiffer, two names I never thought I'd be giving praise to. Unfortunately, the film just seems to be constantly looking for new ways to p**s you off.


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