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Whiteboyz (1999)

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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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
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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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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$23,149 (USA) (10 September 1999)

Gross:

$36,025 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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Eugene Byrd (Kahlid in this movie), goes on to star in 8 Mile, meaning he's been in films starring Dr. Dre and Eminem. See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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One of the best average movies ive seen
5 November 2002 | by (memphis tn) – See all my reviews

It took me a few days of flipping past this movie before I finally convinced myself to see what it was about, but I was surprised to find that it was actually entertaining. Whiteboys looks into the lives of farmtown white kids obsessed with black "gangsta" rap and the lifestyle that seems to surround it. This movie is filled with funny moments but also has some pretty serious moments. As I read the other comments, I noticed the main people offended was from Iowa, and everyone else just had something go over their head. I can say that even though I've never met any white boys this stupid, it is some wannabees out there who may have saw this movie and saw themselves a little bit. I found it funny the way they saw Khalid because I see that happen all the time. I can't tell you how many times someone has came to me assuming that I automatically know where to get drugs from. On the flip side, it is also some black kids in suburbia who idolize a thug lifestyle and wish to try to live it out,too. So really it not so much about race as it is dealing with growing up, coming of age, and finding yourself and all those things. Oh yeah, you can throw in rebelling from your parents, too. It was intersesting to see how the characters had changed by the end of the movie. I guess I'm done rambling now, but this is definitely worth renting when you've ran out of big name moives to rent, personally I'd buy the DVD but wouldn't spend more that $15 to buy it.


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