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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 3 June 1994 (USA)
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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Rusty Cundieff

Writer:

Rusty Cundieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Tone Def
Larry B. Scott ... Tasty Taste
Rusty Cundieff ... Ice Cold
Kasi Lemmons ... Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold Howie Gold ... Guy Friesch
G. Smokey Campbell ... Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis Bobby Mardis ... Promoter #1
Brad Sanders Brad Sanders ... Promoter #2
Moon Jones Moon Jones ... Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson Tim Hutchinson ... Reggie Clay
Faizon Love ... Jam Boy (as Faizon)
Deezer D ... Jam Boy
Darin Scott ... Security Head
Devin Kamin ... Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
Jeff Burr ... Chicago Cop
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Storyline

A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

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Taglines:

It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trial of N.W.H. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$999,999 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$238,230
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rusty Cundieff shot a version of the project on 3/4" video with a budget of only $600, which helped to sell it to investors. See more »

Goofs

Around the 12-minute mark, the group is talking backstage with security about how their manager got "capped". Then the manager is with them later in the film. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cold: The butt is like society...
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Crazy Credits

The movie continues alongside the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some videocassette versions begin with a music video, "Ice Froggy Frog". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Tropic Thunder (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Buried and Bald (Wear Yo Hat!)
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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Excellent
3 November 1998 | by steve-129See all my reviews

After a big tip of the hat to Spinal Tap, this movie is hilarious. Anyone who grew up watching MTV will love it and if you didn't, rent it anyway,the "My Peanuts" and "A Gangster's life" videos are worth the three bucks alone.


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