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John Lumia ...
K.O.
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Felina Touche'
John Canada Terrell ...
Fleet Walker
Donovan Hagins ...
Cocoa
Bryan Scott ...
Tater
Chris Mann ...
Jerry Lee
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DaRon
Sean P. Anderson ...
Earl The Bouncer
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Buck
Thomas Cook ...
Leroy
J'Vonne Pearson ...
Dookie
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Janet
Heather Overton ...
Suzy
Kali Troy ...
Darlene
Klife ...
Shaline
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Excellent World Premiere
23 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film clearly still in development, but even with technical flaws the jokes clearly connected with the sold out house - and the judges as film won Best Feature in its category in the Philadelphia Film Festival. Extremely innovative Scary Movie style approach to telling the story of a white detective who enters the unwelcoming black N. Philly hip hop community to find a missing musician.

The MC Breeze created soundtrack uses a diverse collection of musical styles which reflect the current direction of hip hop (sorry myopic thug lovers, but Outkast goes from rap to doo wop and everywhere else).

Contrary to previous posts questioning the title's relevance, White Men Can't Rap plays very tightly into the turning point in the movie. A couple scathing posts both made clear those reviewers expected a movie either about a white rapper trying to make it big or a satire of 8 mile. One sentence of all the pre-screening marketing material would have made clear you were setting yourself up for disappointment. And as Brabara Streissand said, "Prince of Tides is neither about a Prince or tides."

Lead actor John Lumia was excellent as Detective KO and Clifton Powell makes a side-splitting cameo as a chef having a backyard cookout. Surprisingly strong effort from the rookie actor from the Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Scott, who plays a drummer. NFL actors union can survive without OJ.

Look forward to seeing a polished version when editing is complete and sound is sweetened.


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