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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.

Director:

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 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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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Released 21 years before the movie Straight Outta Compton (2015), which was a movie about gangsta hip-hop and details the story of N.W.A., the group that was parodied in this film. 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

Nina Blackburn: So, what's the deal with the hats?
Ice Cold: Shit, the hats're what NWH is all about. See, back in the day when there were slaves and stuff, we was forced to work in the hot sun all day, hatless. I mean, not even a babushka.
Tone Def: Word. Heads totally exposed to the sun.
Ice Cold: So when the slaves got back from the fields, they was too tired to revolt against they masters. So what we're sayin' now is: Yo, we got some hats now, muh-fuckas.
Tasty Taste: And we ain't too tired to bust a cap in yo' ass.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Mayo N' Pierre's
Written by Pierre Jaboin and Scott Mayo
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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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