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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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Anthony Drazan

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Anthony Drazan
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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 ... 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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Details

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, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:

$1,557,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,557,771
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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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Did You Know?

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 A Different World (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Economic Prison
Music by Taj Mahal
Additional Production and Mixing by Gee Dajani and John Gamble for SD-50 Productions
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My brief review of the film
21 January 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A well-intentioned and rather interesting study into condemnation and the culture of the youth in the 1990s, there is however little that is done with the material. Too much time is spent on showing why the relationship is not approved, and the film spends too little time showing how and why the relationship has resulted. The film has some important things to say in terms of prejudices in society, but, it never manages to present them in a way so that they do not seem hackneyed. Either way, some fine acting - from both the leads in particular - solidifies the movie when the other elements do not suffice.


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