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Chutzpah, This Is? (2005)

The world's first ever Jewish Hip-Hop Supergroup struggles to make the video that will save their record deal.

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Rick Kent
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Dr. Dreck
Tor Hyams ... Master Tav
Jerran Friedman Jerran Friedman ... MC Meshugenah
David Scharff David Scharff ... Jewdah
Gary Oldman ... Himself
Debi Mazar ... Herself
Vivian Campbell ... Himself
J.A.Q. ... Himself
Kate Sullivan Kate Sullivan ... Herself
Rick Kent Rick Kent ... Himself
Sean McGinty Sean McGinty ... Studio Engineer
Wesley Hall ... Narrator
Ben Hanfling ... Hasid #1
Jean-Pierre Parent ... Young Hasid
Jennifer Galardi Jennifer Galardi ... Booty Dancer
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The world's first ever Jewish Hip-Hop Supergroup struggles to make the video which will save their record deal from falling through in this highly unorthodox, completely un-kosher documentary musical. Starring Dr. Dreck as George Segal (as Dr. Dreck?), Master Tav, the cantorial student turned rapper; MC Meshugenah, the koo-koo Jew; and Jew Da, the Rastafarian Jewish Philosopher. Also featuring cameos by Gary Oldman, Debi Mazar, Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell and Sharon Osbourne. This short film captures Chutzpah's underdog battle to stake their claim to fame as one obstacle after another rises in their path. Will they live up to the potential of their now-legendary demo tapes? Will they overcome internal tensions and maternal issues? Will they find the elusive dancers and venue for the music video their career hinges on? Not without a whole lot of chutzpah, and luckily these Hebrew homies got it. Written by Producer

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The Official Hip-hop-u-mentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Outrageous and Hysterical. Completely blurs the lines of reality...great music, great cameos, great comedy!
17 March 2006 | by yeshegonpoSee all my reviews

I saw this DVD at a friends house and was completely captured. I couldn't tell if I was watching a bizarre documentary, the ultimate promotional piece for a band I'd ever seen, or an over-the-top sophisticated comedic creation.

From what I've now heard it's a little bit of all three. There really is a group called Chutzpah and this film really does document the making of their record and video...and a CD of theirs is available! With mini music videos and surprising cameos by Gary Oldman, Debi Mazar, Sharon Osbourne and Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard (!) there is a lot to enjoy.

What parts are not true are still unclear to me...whatever the case may be this is a must see for fans of hip hop, Spinal Tap, Jewish humor, and George Segal...yes...George Segal!


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