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Whiteboyz (1999)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  8 October 1999 (USA)
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In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Flip
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James
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Trevor
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Terence Mueller ...
Jock
Lyndsey Barnett ...
Girl in Bathroom
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Don Flip Crew #1
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Don Flip Crew #2
Eric Rivas Quiroga ...
Traitor
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Khalid
Rich Komenich ...
Flip's Dad
William N. Mayberry ...
Foreman
Lisa Jane Todd ...
Trevor's Mom
Annabel Armour ...
Flip's Mom
Shannon Penrod ...
Hucky's Customer
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In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also a wannabe pusher, selling flour as cocaine. And while he talks about "keeping it real," he hardly notices real life around him: his father's been laid off, his mother uses Food Stamps, his girlfriend is pregnant, James may be psychotic, one of his friends (one of the town's few Black kids) is preparing for college, and, on a trip to Chicago to try to buy drugs, the cops shoot real bullets. What will it take for Flip to get real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They dreamed of the ghetto...But they woke up in Iowa.

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Rated R for pervasive language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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$23,149 (USA) (10 September 1999)

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$36,025 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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Scared Straight for Suburban Kids
25 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It hits the nail on the head portraying suburban white kids trying to be thugs by imitating rappers from MTV. You tend to find more of these kids in backwoods towns and deep in the suburbs than in the inner city and this movie seems more like a non-fiction representation of that ridiculous subculture. They even address the fact that these kids weren't dressing the same years ago or listening to the same music. Basically, acting like these kids is similar to deciding to dress like a cowboy because you start to like country music.

Anyone who doesn't like or appreciate this movie - the joke's on you, thug life with a North Carolina jersey.


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