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Director:
Writers:
Mitch Mullany (writer)
Jeff Stolzer (uncredited for script)
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Release Date:
26 February 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's a brother that pales by comparison.
Plot:
A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Totally hilarious See more (26 total) »

Cast

 

Anthony Anderson ... Inmate #1
Isaiah Barnes ... Charles
Max Becker ... Young Derrick
Paula Bel ... Paula - 'the Ho'
Paul Benjamin ... Clerk
Lamont Bentley ... Darryl
Michelle Buffone ... Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton ... Inmate #2

George Clinton ... Himself

Shireen Crutchfield ... Girl In The Car

Loretta Devine ... Floria

Oscar Dillon ... Inmate #3
Justin Doran ... Nilla
E-40 ... Judge
Pierre Edwards ... The Pimp (as Pierre)
Alex Esta ... Poet Ling Ling

Art Evans

John Farley ... Police Officer

Kevin P. Farley ... Police Officer
John J. Flynn Jr. ... Captain
Red Grant ... T. K.
Ricky Harris ... Militant Leader

Charity Hill ... Dream Girl

Edwin Hodge ... Tiki

Teddy Lane Jr. ... Large Jaw Guy in Jail
Wesley Leong ... Asian With Video Camer
Kathleen Luong ... Asian Girl

Freez Luv ... T-Rex

Darius McCrary ... Shaquan

Eddie Mui ... Kim
Mitch Mullany ... Derrick King
Bo P. ... Jesse

Paula Jai Parker ... Ann

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Chris

Gary Payton ... Man Quizzing Derek in Prison

Clifton Powell ... Cosmo
Reynaldo Rey ... Uncle Deion
Sam Scarber ... Cop

Larry B. Scott ... Paraplegic Inmate

Mik Scriba ... Derrick's Irish Father
Leslie Segar ... Janealle (as Leslie 'Big Lez' Segar)
Speedy ... Derrick's Father
Suzanne Suter ... Brina (as Suzanne 'La Boca' Suter)

Philip Tan ... Asian Driver (as Phil Tan)

Gillian Iliana Waters ... Reporter
Yolanda Whittaker ... Loretha (as Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whitaker)
Joseph Wiggan ... Dancer
Braden Williams ... Young Chris (as Braden L. Williams)

Xzibit ... Jamal

Barry Brandt ... Cop (uncredited)

WC ... Whiskers (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eric Meza 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitch Mullany  writer
Jeff Stolzer  uncredited for script

Produced by
Bob Shapiro .... line producer
Terry Spazek .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Carlos González 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Colonna 
Kevin Wiebelhaus (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Betsy Fels 
Anissa Williams 
 
Production Design by
Simon Dobbin 
 
Production Management
Mark B. Lasser .... unit production manager
Laura Stuart .... production manager
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager
 
Art Department
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
David Pirinelli .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Bobbi Banks .... supervising sound editor
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound effects editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
John R. Fors .... boom operator
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chris Blackwood .... stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunt double
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Ambrose .... best boy grip
James Boniface .... generator operator
Mark J. Coyne .... assistant camera
Paul Cuffee .... gaffer
Craig Lerner .... grip
Richard A. Ludt .... key grip
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera
Paul Ott .... grip
Tyler Williams .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Richard A. Harrison .... preview music editor
 
Transportation Department
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator
James Boniface .... driver
Sean C. Ryan .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Ted Campbell .... production assistant
Michelle A. De Mayo .... post-production accountant
Donique Patton .... script supervisor
Tory Reed .... key set production assistant
Tim Turner .... production accountant
Donald E. Wygal .... assistant production coordinator (as Don Wygal)
 
Thanks
Edward Warner .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong crude sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: When Derrick is scolding the "Black Militants", the leader is alternately wearing/not wearing his shades between shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Mack (1973)See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Totally hilarious, 11 August 2000
Author: Alan Katz from NYC

This is another of those gems that gets no attention or box office at the theaters. Don't ask me why; it's funnier and more original than most of the junk out in wide release. If you like wacky comedies in the style of "Office Space" and "Kicked in the Head," check this one out. Not since "Friday" has there been as unique an interpretation of life in the> 'hood.

Mitch Mullany gives a nice performance as an Irish kid adopted and raised by a black family in L.A. He also wrote the script, and did a good job there too. This movie has a style all its own. Rent it and have a good time.

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