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Zebrahead (1992)

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

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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zack
... Dominic
Lois Bendler ... Dominic's Mother
Dan Ziskie ... Mr. Cimino
DeShonn Castle ... Dee
... Nikki
Marsha Florence ... Mrs. Wilson
Shula Van Buren ... Michelle
Ron Johnson ... Nut
... Richard
Glenn Dossin ... Waiter
Martin Priest ... Saul
Shirley Benyas ... Helen
Jason Willinger ... Bobby
... Vinnie
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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Conflicto en Detroit  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$609,041, 23 October 1992, Limited Release

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$1,468,300
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Michael Rapaport and Kevin Corrigan would later appear in True Romance (1993), and Big Fan (2009) as well. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Why you gotta be so loud?
Nut: To be heard.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Holding On
Written by Damion Hall and John Greene
Published by Lequia Songs, Inc.
Produced by Damion Hall, Craig Cheng and John Greene
Performed by Forte featuring Damion Hall
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True to life flick
19 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Take Save The Last Dance minus the dance and do a role reversal and you get ZebraHead. This movie which touches on interracial dating was one of the best little seen films of 1992. Micheal Rappot as Zack proved his leading man stauts at early age in this powerful film. I think if the film were released today it'd be just as powerful. If you haven't seen it you should.


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