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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

R | | Comedy | 18 October 1997 (USA)
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A Chinese baby boy is adopted by a black couple in ATL. 17 years later he moves with his mom and bro to a black LA hood. A Chinese girl ends up in the same hood for the summer with a black family. Will they fit in?

Director:

Timothy A. Chey

Writer:

Timothy A. Chey
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Ernie Hudson ... Joe Lee
Pam Grier ... Annabelle Lee
Margaret Cho ... May-Ling
Dante Basco ... Julian Lee
Duane Martin ... Brandon
John Witherspoon ... Bill
Tone Loc ... Frog
Rashaan Nall ... Perry Lee
Tatyana Ali ... Karyn
Bo Jackson ... Reverend Cecil
Tichina Arnold ... Tracy
Chris Spencer ... Charlie
Kelly Hu ... Kwee-Me
Rudy Ray Moore ... Larry
Reynaldo Rey ... Earnest
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Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central. Written by Anonymous

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Finding your roots in the hood ain't easy.

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Comedy

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Rated R for some language and drug use
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Considered to be the first Asian-Black movie and helped spawn Rush Hour (1998). See more »

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References The Munsters (1964) See more »

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Cult Classic
21 June 2005 | by volleyballpepSee all my reviews

This film I remember was one of the highest-rated movies on cable ever and I know why - it's one of the most original, heart-felt comedies since 'Groundhog Day'. Truly loved the film and some of the endearing scenes.

Some of the best scenes involve actor John Witherspoon ('Friday'), Pam Grier, and Duane Martin (who with comedian Margaret Cho) really draw the laughs. But what I really like is the film doesn't descend into SNL humor - which is always tasteless, but maintains the Harold Ramis quality of humanity.

I'm not sure when it was released theatrically, but it should have been the next 'Rush Hour' without doubt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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