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Black & White (1999)

Black and White (original title)
R | | Crime, Drama, Music | 5 April 2000 (USA)
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A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

Director:

James Toback

Writer:

James Toback
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Caan ... Scotty
Robert Downey Jr. ... Terry Donager
Stacy Edwards ... Sheila King
Allan Houston ... Dean Carter
Gaby Hoffmann ... Raven
Kidada Jones ... Jesse
Jared Leto ... Casey
Marla Maples ... Muffy
Joe Pantoliano ... Bill King
Bijou Phillips ... Charlie
Oliver 'Power' Grant ... Rich Bower (as Power)
Raekwon ... Cigar
Claudia Schiffer ... Greta
William Lee Scott ... Will King
Brooke Shields ... Sam Donager
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Set in New York City, Black and White features several losely related stories centering on a pair of documentary filmmakers, Sam and her husband Terry, in following a group of caucasian teens, Raven, Charlie, Will, Marty, Wren and others who try to fit in with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd who include gangster rapper Rich Bower and his music partner Cigar in landing a recording gig, as well as college basketball player Dean who is conflicted on taking a fall on a game for shady gambler Mark Clear who has hidden agenda for Dean and Rich. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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What happens when you mix it up? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Slamming Claudia Schiffer's inability to grasp anything, William Lee Scott complained that the supermodel could "hardly get though a door without explicit instructions". See more »

Goofs

Dean is described repeatedly as a "star point guard." Actually, like the actor (a star basketball player in real life), Dean is a shooting guard who sometimes also plays small forward. See more »

Quotes

Terry Donager: Pa loves cock. Sorry.
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Alternate Versions

U.S. version was cut from its original NC-17 rating to be re-rated R. See more »

Connections

Edited into The N Word (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

A Thousand Stars
Written by Eugene Pearson
Performed by Kathy Young & The Innocents
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User Reviews

NOT TRUE ENOUGH
18 February 2002 | by kayfabeSee all my reviews

The biggest problem with this film is simply that the white characters are portrayed with more couth than their "Real Life Counterparts". Look around at WHO(meaning white youth) embrace the Hip Hop culture 1)undereducated,rhetoric spouting revolutionary wannabees 2) lazy minded,material driven, "instant gratification junkies" 3) simple minded sheep who have such identity problems that they assimilate into a culture which basically despises their existence...AND THOSE ARE THEIR GOOD POINTS

As far as the film goes, I watched it all the way through, hoping something would happen.Finally something did: the film ended and I got to watch something else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,212,535, 9 April 2000

Gross USA:

$5,277,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,541,431
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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