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Chutzpah, This Is? -- The world's first ever Jewish Hip Hop Supergroup struggles to overcome internal strife and make the music video that will save their record deal.

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The Official Hip-hop-u-mentary
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The world's first ever Jewish Hip-Hop Supergroup struggles to make the video that will save their record deal. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

George Segal ... Dr. Dreck

Tor Hyams ... Master Tav
Jerran Friedman ... MC Meshugenah
David Scharff ... Jewdah

Gary Oldman ... Himself

Debi Mazar ... Herself

Vivian Campbell ... Himself

J.A.Q. ... Himself
Kate Sullivan ... Herself
Rick Kent ... Himself
Sean McGinty ... Studio Engineer

Wesley Hall ... Narrator

Ben Hanfling ... Hasid #1

Jean-Pierre Parent ... Young Hasid
Jennifer Galardi ... Booty Dancer
Alyssa Eichelberger ... Booty Dancer

Erin Lamont ... Booty Dancer
Maria Schroeder ... Booty Dancer

Tamiko Brownlee ... Booty Dancer
Ebony Williams ... Booty Dancer
Christine Bollow ... Booty Dancer (as Christine Iobst)
Sarah Romanowsky ... Booty Dancer
Ari Arom ... Break Dancer
Lucile Chouard ... Break Dancer
Yachio Hara ... Break Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Misty Alli ... Hot Chick
Melody Clark-Curzon ... Esther - Non Jew

Aria Noelle Curzon ... Fan
JoAnne D'Angelo ... Ruth
Haley Gilbert Fisher ... Receptionist (as Haley Gilbert)
Brian J. Gilbert ... Steve Adelman (as Brian Gilbert)
David McLees ... Himself (as David Mclees)

Sharon Osbourne ... Herself
Tim Kunihiro Plunkett ... Fan
Jesse Shepard ... Fan

Shaina Vorspan ... Lizzy

Directed by
Rick Kent 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Kent 
David Scharff 

Produced by
Mimi George .... producer
Tor Hyams .... executive producer
Joel Sadilek .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tor Hyams 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Sachs 
 
Film Editing by
Rick Kent 
 
Production Design by
Celine Diano 
 
Art Direction by
Mina Kinukawa 
 
Set Decoration by
Celine Diano 
 
Costume Design by
Hillari James 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Leppanen .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Hampton Frazier IV .... second second assistant director
Korinna Sehringer .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Michael Mesirow .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Ivins .... Steadicam operator
 
Other crew
Travis Jonquil .... key production assistant
 

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Clever and silly...if you like the joke, 8 February 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a great mockumentary that many will no doubt enjoy and many others will fail to understand or appreciate. It's a short film about the first mainstream Jewish rap group and you don't need to be Jewish to appreciate it--this goy certainly enjoyed the film.

What's really interesting about this film is who they managed to get in it. One of the group members, Dr. Dreck, was played by George Segal of all people. At 71 years of age, this was quite a stretch!! Plus, they openly admitted it was Segal, though as they said, "being Segal was a role he played...he IS, in actuality, Dr. Dreck"! In addition, there were many cameos by some people in the recording industry but given my advanced age (44) I have no idea who they were, but I did recognize Gary Oldman in a cute cameo.

The songs aren't great but funny as you hear them rap about Chanukah (there are many different acceptable spellings, so get over how I just spelled this) and other aspects of Jewish culture. For those who know next to nothing about Judaism, much of this will fall flat, though I understood the references and laughed along with them.

Well made and silly. Despite being, in essence, a one-joke film, it worked well and I'd love to see more films like it. Word.

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