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Who's the Man? (1993)

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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Demme

Writers:

Doctor Dré (story), Ed Lover (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Lover ... Ed Lover
Doctor Dré Doctor Dré ... Doctor Dré
Badja Djola ... Lionel Douglas
Cheryl 'Salt' James ... Teesha Braxton
Jim Moody ... Nick Crawford
Ice-T ... Nighttrain / Chauncey
Andre B. Blake ... Lamar
Rozwill Young Rozwill Young ... Sgt. Bo Griles
Colin Quinn ... Frankie Flynn
Todd 1 ... Shorty (as Todd-1)
Bowlegged Lou Bowlegged Lou ... Forty
Bernie Mac ... G-George
Bill Bellamy ... K.K.
T-Money T-Money ... Bubba
Denis Leary ... Sgt. Cooper
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Storyline

Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. Despite this, they discover a major crime, and proceed to solve them in their own unusual fashion. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The first hip-hop whodunnit!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,533,392, 25 April 1993

Gross USA:

$11,299,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,299,730
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The majority of the cast and the rapper cameos featured throughout the film were from people who appeared on MTV. Ted Demme the director, had worked with MTV in the past and that's why he able to get many cast members including Denis Leary, Karen Duffy, Ken Ober and many others to do cameos. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Guru when Lorenzo is chased. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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Connections

References Uptown Saturday Night (1974) See more »

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Performed by Spark 950 & Timbo King
Produced by Spark 950 (as Spark)
Written by Spark 950 (as Spark) and Timbo King
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc., D.J. Spark Publishing and New Line Tunes.
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Great Compilation of Hip Hop Artists, Weak Movie
28 August 2018 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

This movie was basically a poor excuse to put a lot of rap stars on screen. It was the biggest compilation of hip hop artists in a movie since Krush Groove or House Party. I guess they figured if they had enough big, well known names they wouldn't need to have a good story nor would they have to worry about anyone's acting ability.

There were legitimate actors thrown in there as well: Dennis Leary was one but he was horrible as the exaggerated police sergeant. Bernie Mac and Bill Belamy were also in it but they were there strictly for one-liners and coordinated zingers that I'm sure they hoped would catch on to become pop buzz-phrases like, "You got knocked out! and other such phrases.

It was cool to see all of the various artists, I know I loved it when I was a teenager. A few of the iconic artists are now dead (Heavy D, Guru, Jam Master Jay, one of the Chrises from Kriss Kross, Bernie Mac, and maybe others). But gone are the days when I could be simply awed by my favorite artists and consider their movie good. I need substance, content, or at least quality laughs. This had none of that.


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