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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 ... 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 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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,191, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$233,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,824
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Geoffrey Lennox: "Guerillas in the Midst", man, that is gonna be *crazy* large. And the album "Fear of a Black Hat", that's gonna be bigger than "Wild Thing". Oh, man, you brothers are gonna be large for the simple fact that you're with me. And I got the wining team, and I am large. I am larger than large. In fact, I'm so big they call me Dinosaur.
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Crazy Credits

The movie continues alongside the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version differs from the theatrical release in that it features an added video, "A Gangsta's Life Ain't Fun." Some scenes before and after the video are also slightly changed. See more »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just A Human
Written by Rusty Cundieff and Larry Robinson
Performed by Mark Christopher Lawrence
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Even whitey likes it
14 May 2000 | by JB-113See all my reviews

Well I don't personally like rap, but I still found Fear of a Black Hat hilarious. I'm sure I didn't get some inside jokes, but some I knew, and it was funny enough to make me laugh just after I'd stopped laughing. I'm a big fan of Spinal tap, so naturally I had to check this out. It was deriviative from This Is Spinal Tap, sometimes blatantly, but this film still stood on it's own as an original, intelligent, and funny satire. My personal favorite: "Back in the time of slaves, they didn't have hats to protect them from the sun, so at the end of the day they were too tired to revolt. Now we have hats."


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