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Laughing to the Bank (2011)
"Laughing to the Bank with Brian Hooks" (original title)

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A down-on-his-luck actor is frustrated with Hollywood and makes a plan to write, direct, and distribute his own project. When the money goes missing, it proves to just be the beginning of an adventure to get it back.

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Laughing to the Bank is written and directed by Brian Hooks, who also starred in High School High (1996), Beloved (1998), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), 3 Strikes (2000), Fool's Gold (2008), and the sitcom Eve (2003) . He delivers a witty and satirical look at an otherwise realistic issue that African American actors and actresses face due to lack of opportunities and roles that represent African Americans in a positive light. This film provides an uplifting and refreshing viewpoint of blacks in Hollywood making opportunities for themselves instead of waiting for them. Written by L2B

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Sometimes you have to do it yourself!

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Rated R for crude sexual content and pervasive language.
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