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Fear of a Black Hat ()


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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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Tone Def
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Tasty Taste
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Ice Cold
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Nina Blackburn
Howie Gold ...
Guy Friesch
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Backstage Manager #1
Bobby Mardis ...
Promoter #1
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Promoter #2
Moon Jones ...
Jam Boy
Tim Hutchinson ...
Reggie Clay
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Jam Boy (as Faizon)
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Jam Boy
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Security Head
Devin Kamin ...
Vanilla Sherbet (as Devin Kamienny)
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Chicago Cop
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John Liggert
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Daryll in Charge
Reggie Bruce ...
Video Director
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Geoffrey Lennox (as Shabaka)
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Kurt Loder
Mark Selinger ...
Right Winger
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MC Slammer
J.J. Hommel ...
White Punk #1
Jeff Pollack ...
White Punk #2
Monica Tolliver ...
Fine Woman Back Stage
LaVerne Anderson ...
Sage
K. Front ...
Parsley
Deborah Swisher ...
Rosemary
Nancy Giles ...
Loreatha
Doug McHenry ...
Self
George Jackson ...
Self
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Street Vender
Doug Starks ...
Rev Brother Pastor Deacon Dr Doug
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Re-Re (as Penny Johnson)
Billy Elmer ...
Security Guard #1
Joseph Anthony Farris ...
Security Guard #2
Darryl Sivad ...
Teacher
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Cheryl C.
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Marty Rabinow
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Jike Spingleton
Clyde Risley Jones ...
Rico (as Clyde Jones)
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Tiffini
Homeselle Joy ...
Mabel Ann Jackson
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Self (scenesDeleted)
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Girl in Music Video (uncredited)
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Girl in Hot Tub (uncredited)
Dominique Simone ...
Girl in Hot Tub (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rusty Cundieff

Written by

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Rusty Cundieff ... (written by)

Produced by

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W.M. Christopher Gorog ... executive producer (as Wm. Christopher Gorog)
Neil Lundell ... line producer (as Neil C. Lundell)
Darin Scott ... producer

Cinematography by

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John L. Demps Jr. ... (as John Demps Jr.)

Film Editing by

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Karen Horn

Editorial Department

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Gary Burdick ... telecine operator
Syd Cole ... negative cutter
G. Thomas Ferguson ... editor: music video unit (as G. Thomas Furgerson)
W.O. Garrett ... additional editor (as Okuwah Garrett)
Christine Griswold ... post-production coordinator
Ruben Guerrero ... color timer
David Lebowitz ... second assistant editor
Michael Schultz ... editor: music video unit (as Michael D. Schultz)
Wayne Sharpe ... editor: music video unit
Theo Waddell ... first assistant editor
Robert Yano ... first assistant editor
Barry S. Silver ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jaki Brown
Kimberly Hardin

Production Design by

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Stuart Blatt

Set Decoration by

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Penny Barrett

Costume Design by

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Rita McGhee

Makeup Department

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Stacye P. Branche ... key hair stylist (as Stacye Branche) / key makeup artist (as Stacye Branche)
Christine Curry ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Toni Greene ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Linda A. Borgeson ... director of post-production
Guy J. Louthan ... executive in charge of production
Neil Lundell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gregory M. Alexander ... first assistant director: music video unit
Joyce Demps ... second assistant director: music video unit (as Joyce Lewis Demps)
G. Thomas Ferguson ... second assistant director: music video unit (as G. Thomas Furgerson)
Lindsey Elizabeth Lee ... second assistant director
Bertha Lynn ... first assistant director: music video unit
Jono Oliver ... second assistant director (as Jonathan Oliver)
Elena J. Robinson ... second assistant director (as Elena Robinson)
Rachael Williams ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Joel Carter ... leadman (as Joel L. Carter)
Raymond Carter ... swing
Stephen H. Robinow ... props: music video unit (as Steve Robinow)
Stephen Roche ... set painter
Jeremy Wakefield ... set painter
Stefan Wilcox ... property master

Sound Department

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Bryan Azorsky ... dialogue editor
Sarah Brady ... adr editor
John Brasher ... re-recording mixer
Bryan Gladstone ... sound recordist
Brian Harman ... adr mixer
Eric Hoeschen ... sound recordist
Pierre Jaboin ... record scratcher
Adriane Marfiak ... sound effects editor
Brian Moss ... boom operator
Oliver L. Moss ... sound mixer
Andy Napell ... re-recording mixer
Val Piera ... boom operator: barber boom
Doug Reed ... foley artist / foley editor
Hari Ryatt ... supervising sound editor
Brian Slack ... surround sound consultant
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Kevin McCarthy ... special effects
Sandra McCarthy ... special effects lead

Stunts

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Steven Lambert ... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)

Camera and Electrical Department

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G. Smokey Campbell ... lighting technician
Davie Carothers ... first assistant camera
George M. Chappell ... best boy electric (as George Chappell)
David Clayter ... best boy electric
Ricco Clement ... second assistant camera: music video unit
Diane Farrington ... second camera operator (as Dianne Farrington)
Jon Giddens ... second assistant camera: music video unit
Dan Golden ... still photographer
Emil Hampton ... first assistant camera: music video unit
Ron Hoffman ... best boy electric
Dannon Johnson ... grip (as Danny Johnson)
John Johnson ... still photographer (as John P. Johnson)
Reginald F. Lake ... gaffer (as Reggie Lake)
Heather Lea ... second assistant camera
Tom Marvel ... gaffer (as Thomas Marvel)
Carlo Ontal ... still photographer
Pamela Rittelmeyer ... second assistant camera (as Pamela E. Rittelmeyer)
Dan Robinson ... electrician
Sabrina Simmons ... first assistant camera: music video unit
David Terry ... best boy grip
Derek Wells ... key grip

Casting Department

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Dennis Hansen ... extras casting
Tishilene Henreid ... additional extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barbara Chennault ... set wardrobe (as Barbara Chenault)
Carolyn Cushman ... wardrobe assistant
Dahlia Foroutan ... wardrobe stylist
Patricia Jaboin ... wardrobe assistant
Tracey White ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Pamella D'Pella ... location manager
Mark Fifer ... location scout
Jay Gowey ... location representative: Lakeview Hospital
Lee Stanley ... location permits
Denise Wheeler ... location permits

Music Department

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Steven Adams ... production assistant: music video unit
Kerry Bailey ... coordinator: music video unit (as Kerry B. Bailey)
Jay Bolton ... music editor
Jason Branche ... production assistant: music video unit
Reggie Brumfield ... production assistant: music video unit
Dante Bullock ... intern: music video unit
Derek Bullock ... production assistant: music video unit
Sean Coney ... intern: music video unit
Steve Elderbrock ... production assistant: music video unit
Wade Ellis ... key set production assistant: music video unit
Gregory Everett ... key set production assistant: music video unit (as Gregory 'G-Bone' Everett)
Erika Harrell ... key set production assistant: music video unit (as Erika L. Harrell)
Martin C. Jones ... producer: music video
Dawn Lightsy ... production assistant: music video unit
Jimmy Locust ... choreographer: music video unit
Jim Manzie ... composer: additional music, Apra
Choise Mitchell ... intern: music video unit
Terrence Porter ... intern: music video unit
Larry Robinson ... music supervisor
Patrick Tousignant ... bebe nightlite: music video unit (as Pat Tousignant)

Script and Continuity Department

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Paul Bowers ... script supervisor
Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor
Jesse Long ... script supervisor (as Jesse H. Long)

Transportation Department

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John De Troia ... transportation captain
Steve Stein ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Steven Adams ... crew
Thomas E. Anderson ... production assistant
Barbara Bass ... studio teacher
Greg Bennett ... production assistant
Tony Cavazo ... stage manager
Mark N. Cohen ... production assistant (as Mark Cohen)
Ingrid Delaney ... craft service assistant
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Robert Fielder ... key set production assistant
Ira Friedlander ... production accountant (as Ira J. Friedlander)
Stephanie Friedman ... production assistant
Lynne Goldhammer ... production coordinator
Melanie 'Ahni' Harden ... key set production assistant (as Melanie Harden)
Meredith Hight ... production accountant
Matthew Hurst ... assistant production coordinator (as Matthew Morgan Hurst)
Kevin Hyman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Pierre Jaboin ... craft service
Robert Jellen ... insurance: Alfred G. Ruben
Jennifer Jones ... stand-in
Stacey Kramer ... executive in charge of development
Barbra Lopez ... production assistant (as Barbra Jo Lopez)
Marcia Rutledge ... insurance: Alfred G. Ruben
Alonzo Ruvalcaba ... production assistant
Scott Shiffman ... supervising auditor
Don Stanley ... set security
Drew Tolbert ... stand-in
Misty Tolbert ... production assistant
Garry Walker ... production assistant
Kurt Woolner ... completion guarantor: Film Finances

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines It Ain't where ya from. It's where ya HAT At! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Trial of N.W.H. (United States)
  • Blue Pastures (World-wide, English title)
  • Страх перед черной шляпой (Russia)
  • N.W.H. - Hei me räpätään (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $999,999 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Getting Even with Dad/Fear of a Black Hat/Wolf/White (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Come Pet The P.U.S.S.Y. See more »
Crazy Credits The movie continues alongside the credits. See more »
Quotes Tone Def: The black man was the first sensitive man, long before Alan Alda.
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