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Credited cast:
Inmate #1
Isaiah Barnes ...
Max Becker ...
Young Derrick
Paula Bel ...
Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ...
Lamont Bentley ...
Michelle Buffone ...
Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton ...
Inmate #2
Girl In The Car
Inmate #3
Justin Doran ...
E-40 ...
The Pimp (as Pierre)


A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his mom kicks him out of the house, his uncle fires him, the woman he loves dismisses him as childish, the LAPD (wearing Confederate-flag shoulder patches) impounds his car and tosses him in the drunk tank, a mean dude is after him for money, he's imprisoned in a store basement by gay sadists, and he's shot at. Along the way, however, he shows kindness to a near-sighted kid, and those random acts may prove to be his salvation. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's a brother that pales by comparison.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breaks  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Derrick is scolding the "Black Militants", the leader is alternately wearing/not wearing his shades between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, the pimp gives his advice and opinions of the "Pimping Game." See more »


References The Mack (1973) See more »


Another Wayward Brother
Written by Adam Hirsh
Performed by Scott Liggett and Adam Hirsh
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Great Comedy
23 October 2002 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

This is full of laughs. It's about a white guy who's in a black family and lives in a primarily black neighborhood. One would expect this guy to have a hard time in this situation, but he fits right in.

I wouldn't have found this movie if I hadn't been watching cable late one night. This should be more popular than it is. It's hilarious.

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