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A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his... See more »

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Inmate #1
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Charles
Max Becker ...
Young Derrick
Paula Bel ...
Paula - 'the Ho'
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Clerk
Lamont Bentley ...
Darryl
Michelle Buffone ...
Derrick's Irish Mom (as Michele Buffone)
Johnny Ray Burton ...
Inmate #2
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Himself
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Girl In The Car
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Floria
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Inmate #3
Justin Doran ...
Nilla
E-40 ...
Judge
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The Pimp (as Pierre)
Alex Esta ...
Poet Ling Ling
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Police Officer
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Police Officer
John J. Flynn Jr. ...
Captain
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T. K.
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Militant Leader
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Dream Girl
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Tiki
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Large Jaw Guy in Jail
Wesley Leong ...
Asian With Video Camer
Kathleen Luong ...
Asian Girl
Freez Luv ...
T-Rex
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Shaquan
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Kim
Mitch Mullany ...
Derrick King
Bo P. ...
Jesse
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Ann
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Chris
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Man Quizzing Derek in Prison
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Cosmo
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Uncle Deion
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Cop
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Paraplegic Inmate
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Derrick's Irish Father
Leslie Segar ...
Janealle (as Leslie 'Big Lez' Segar)
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Derrick's Father
Suzanne Suter ...
Brina (as Suzanne 'La Boca' Suter)
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Asian Driver (as Phil Tan)
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Reporter (as Gillian Iliana Waters)
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Loretha (as Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whitaker)
Joseph Wiggan ...
Dancer
Braden Williams ...
Young Chris (as Braden L. Williams)
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Jamal
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Man in jail (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
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Whiskers (uncredited)

Directed by

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Eric Meza

Written by

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Mitch Mullany ... (writer)
 
Jeff Stolzer ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Bob Shapiro ... line producer
Terry Spazek ... producer

Cinematography by

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Carlos González

Film Editing by

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Matthew Colonna
Kevin Wiebelhaus ... co-editor

Casting By

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Betsy Fels
Anissa Williams

Production Design by

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Simon Dobbin

Production Management

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Mark B. Lasser ... unit production manager
Laura Stuart ... production manager
Robert E. Warner ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Davis ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Scott Buckwald ... property master
Laura J. DeRosa ... art department coordinator
David Pirinelli ... leadman

Sound Department

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Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant dialogue editor
Bobbi Banks ... supervising sound editor
Jeff K. Brunello ... sound effects editor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Elisabeth Flaum ... sound effects editor
John R. Fors ... boom operator
Shawn Kennelly ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Dov Schwarz ... dialogue editor
Cathie Speakman ... supervising adr editor

Special Effects by

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Jor Van Kline ... special effects coordinator

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Christopher Dusendschon ... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited) / in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris Blackwood ... stunts
Kofi Elam ... stunt double
Hollis Hill ... stunts
Eddie Matthews ... stunts
Larry Nicholas ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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William Ambrose ... best boy grip
James Boniface ... generator operator
Mark J. Coyne ... assistant camera
Paul Cuffee ... gaffer
Craig Lerner ... grip
Richard A. Ludt ... key grip
Barry Norwood ... first assistant camera
Paul Ott ... grip
Tyler Williams ... assistant camera

Music Department

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Richard A. Harrison ... preview music editor

Transportation Department

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John W. Barbee ... transportation coordinator
James Boniface ... driver
Sean C. Ryan ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Ted Campbell ... production assistant
Michelle A. De Mayo ... post-production accountant
Donique Patton ... script supervisor
Tory Reed ... key set production assistant
Tim Turner ... production accountant
Donald E. Wygal ... assistant production coordinator (as Don Wygal)

Thanks

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Edward Warner ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A Sunday in the life of Derrick King, an Irish kid raised in South Central L.A. by a Black family. He talks Black, dresses Black, and thinks of himself as Black. It's a day of disasters: his mom kicks him out of the house, his uncle fires him, the woman he loves dismisses him as childish, the LAPD (wearing Confederate-flag shoulder patches) impounds his car and tosses him in the drunk tank, a mean dude is after him for money, he's imprisoned in a store basement by gay sadists, and he's shot at. Along the way, however, he shows kindness to a near-sighted kid, and those random acts may prove to be his salvation. Written by

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Taglines He's a brother that pales by comparison. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Breaks (Spain)
  • Valge vares (Estonia)
  • Белая ворона (Russia)
Runtime
  • 86 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs When the three get "Kidnapped" by the owner of the pawn shop owner and his friends. The gags they are wearing go from tight to very loose in between shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Comedian Bob Marley: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Funk Layin' Round See more »
Crazy Credits During the ending credits, the pimp gives his advice and opinions of the "Pimping Game." See more »

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