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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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Drama | Comedy

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

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$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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Referenced in Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (2000) See more »

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Pretty nice flick!
29 November 2000 | by (CALIfornia) – See all my reviews

I get the feeling that this film might've been advertised as a comedy, but yes, it does border on some serious issues that should be acknowledged.

Still, there are several scenes in WHITEBOYS that had me busting up, most notably Flip's daydreaming sequences, which has him imagining about being accepted by urban thugs just because he's "down" with hip-hop.

Overall,I ended up being impressed by this film. Well acted, well written, and well filmed. I would'nt mind catching it again!


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