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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Timothy A. Chey

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Timothy A. Chey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2cztery7 See more »

Company Credits

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Octillion Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Considered to be the first Asian-Black movie and helped spawn Rush Hour (1998). See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Disrespected Classic - should not be rated a '6'
18 February 2012 | by huge-euge1See all my reviews

Read This: This film set the standard for African-American film excellence when it was made. I heard on various stories on the film through time, that there was a push for an Academy Award nomination when it was released.

This film plays on various emotions, and you definitely feel for all of the characters.

Fakin Da Funk is a film with heart, humor and tears. This is one of the films that inspired me to become a filmmaker.

Go out and rent or buy this movie, and be ready for a load of comical entertainment!!! Get the soundtrack, too. It is a lot of fun as well!!!


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