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Zebrahead (1992)

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A white, hip-hop loving teen falls in love with a black girl.

Director:

Anthony Drazan

Writer:

Anthony Drazan
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rapaport ... Zack
Kevin Corrigan ... Dominic
Lois Bendler Lois Bendler ... Dominic's Mother
Dan Ziskie Dan Ziskie ... Mr. Cimino
DeShonn Castle DeShonn Castle ... Dee
N'Bushe Wright ... Nikki
Marsha Florence Marsha Florence ... Mrs. Wilson
Shula Van Buren Shula Van Buren ... Michelle
Ron Johnson Ron Johnson ... Nut
Ray Sharkey ... Richard
Glenn Dossin Glenn Dossin ... Waiter
Martin Priest Martin Priest ... Saul
Shirley Benyas Shirley Benyas ... Helen
Jason Willinger Jason Willinger ... Bobby
Jon Seda ... Vinnie
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Storyline

This is a Romeo and Juliet type tale based in Detroit, Michigan. Two young men, Zack, a white teen accused of "acting black" and Dee, an African American teen, defy racial lines and form a strong friendship. When Zack begins dating Dee's cousin Nikki, his white friends presume he's seeing her because of sexual stereotypes about black women, while her black friends can't believe her interest in him. Additional conflict is added when Nut, a local black gang-banger pursues Nikki for himself and undisguised but contained racial tensions in their respective neighborhoods and the high school they all attend erupt in violence. Written by <chanteuse@worldnet.att.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conflicto en Detroit See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$609,041, 23 October 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,468,300
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ixtlan See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot at Frank Cody High School In the summer of 1991. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Why you gotta be so loud?
Nut: To be heard.
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Connections

References Ms. Pac-Man (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

¿Do the Digs Dug?
Written by J. D'Angelo, M. Stoyanoff-Williams, P. Shupe, J. Simpson and W. Braveman
Published by Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.
Produced by Joe Nicolo (as Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo) and Oatie Kato
Performed by The Goats
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The anti-Breakfast Club!
21 May 2002 | by Rilchiam-1See all my reviews

I love this movie. Really, really love it. I went to a school like this with kids like these. I went home to a house like that. I was in the cafeteria the day a racially-charged situation almost went to critical mass, and I was part of a group discussion the following week, in which nothing was resolved.

Which is what I like most about this movie. It doesn't end with everyone singing. Or dancing, or marching towards the camera, or anything like that. The goomba and the Spike Lee guy duke it out while the Asian girl despairs (as I did), and the white guy and black girl embrace each other hopelessly. That is life. Some differences will never be resolved, and the best you can hope for is that *some* people will reach each other. I was praying all along that this would not have some pat ending that could never have happened at my school, and I was rewarded. There are no resolutions, just moments.


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