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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was screened at Cannes, the only slot it was allowed was a single midnight showing. Unexpectedly, it became the first film to sell out the slot. It was then extended to several other midnight showings, all of which sold out. See more »

Goofs

An ITC logo sign is clearly visible to the left in the record company's office. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cold: Right, but see actually that shit was supposed to be NWH: "Fear of a Black Hat," then subtitled "Don't Shoot Until You See the Whites."
Nina Blackburn: Of their eyes?
Ice Cold: Whose eyes?
Nina Blackburn: Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
Ice Cold: Nah, don't shoot until you see the whites, period. That's it, end of story.
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Crazy Credits

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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

Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Grab Yo Stuff aka Grab Yo Dick
Written by Rusty Cundieff and John Bautista
Performed by Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Larry B. Scott
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User Reviews

The wit and wisdom of Tasty Taste
1 November 2003 | by SmoothpantsSee all my reviews

C'mon...how can you be against a rap-mockumentary that features the line:

"I want to make you mine, slap yo fat behind, tie you down and make you whine. I want you to scratch my itch and be my b***h....cause I luv you girl."

One of the most consistently funny movies I've ever seen.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,191, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$233,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,824
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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