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Who's the Man? (1993)

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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Demme

Writers:

Doctor Dré (story), Ed Lover (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Lover ... Ed Lover
Doctor Dré Doctor Dré ... Doctor Dré
Badja Djola ... Lionel Douglas
Cheryl 'Salt' James Cheryl 'Salt' James ... Teesha Braxton
Jim Moody ... Nick Crawford
Ice-T ... Nighttrain / Chauncey
Andre B. Blake ... Lamar
Rozwill Young Rozwill Young ... Sgt. Bo Griles
Colin Quinn ... Frankie Flynn
Todd 1 ... Shorty (as Todd-1)
Bowlegged Lou Bowlegged Lou ... Forty
Bernie Mac ... G-George
Bill Bellamy ... K.K.
T-Money T-Money ... Bubba
Denis Leary ... Sgt. Cooper
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Storyline

Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. Despite this, they discover a major crime, and proceed to solve them in their own unusual fashion. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The first hip-hop whodunnit!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,299,730
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Terrence Howard's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Guru when Lorenzo is chased. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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Connections

References Uptown Saturday Night (1974) See more »

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What's Next on the Menu?
Performed by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
(Courtesy of Elektra Records, a division of Warner Communications Inc.)
Produced by Pete Rock for Mecca & the Soul Brother Productions
Lyrics by C.L. Smooth
Music by Pete Rock (as Peter Phillips)
Published by New Line Tunes, Pete Rock Music and Smooth Flowing Music.
Incorporates elements from "Summer Madness"
Written by Alton Taylor (as A. Taylor) / Robert Spike Mickens (as R. McKenns) / Ronald Bell (as R. Bell) / George Funky Brown (as G. Brown) / Richard Westfield (as R. Westfield) / Dennis D.T. Thomas (as D. Thomas) / Claydes Smith (as C. Smith)
Used under license from Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Second Decade Music Co.
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Used courtesy of Polygram Special Markets.
Incorporates elements from "Nautilus"
Used courtesy of Tappan Zee Records, Inc./Remidi Music.
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Classic 90s film!
10 June 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

Nobody makes me laugh like Denis Leary so when I first heard about this movie, I was dying to see it. I kept trying to rent it at the video store, but every time I went, it was checked out so I gave up trying to get it for a while. A few months later, I caught it on TV and I laughed my butt off. Although Denis Leary wasn't in it as much as I would have liked, I loved it. It instantly became one of my favorites despite all of its flaws. The cast is great, especially Doctor Dre and Ed Lover in what are sadly their only starring roles to date. The supporting cast, which consists of some of the coolest people ever, is great as well. I thought there was a good chance that this movie would really suck, but I was wrong. This is a classic 90s film. Movies like this just aren't made anymore. ***


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