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Whiteboyz (1999)

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In Flip's path towards "keeping it real" by becoming hip-hop star, harsh realities surface to shake up his world.

Director:

Marc Levin

Writers:

Garth Belcon (story), Danny Hoch (story) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Hoch ... Flip
Dash Mihok ... James
Mark Webber ... Trevor
Piper Perabo ... Sara
Terence Mueller Terence Mueller ... Jock
Lyndsey Barnett Lyndsey Barnett ... Girl in Bathroom
Dr. Dre ... Don Flip Crew #1
Fat Joe ... Don Flip Crew #2
Eric Rivas Quiroga Eric Rivas Quiroga ... Traitor
Eugene Byrd ... Khalid
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Flip's Dad
William N. Mayberry William N. Mayberry ... Foreman
Lisa Jane Todd ... Trevor's Mom
Annabel Armour ... Flip's Mom
Shannon Penrod Shannon Penrod ... Hucky's Customer
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Storyline

In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also a wannabe pusher, selling flour as cocaine. And while he talks about "keeping it real," he hardly notices real life around him: his father's been laid off, his mother uses Food Stamps, his girlfriend is pregnant, James may be psychotic, one of his friends (one of the town's few Black kids) is preparing for college, and, on a trip to Chicago to try to buy drugs, the cops shoot real bullets. What will it take for Flip to get real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They dreamed of the ghetto...But they woke up in Iowa.

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eugene Byrd (Kahlid in this movie), goes on to star in 8 Mile, meaning he's been in films starring Dr. Dre and Eminem. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (2000) See more »

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Scared Straight for Suburban Kids
25 October 2005 | by mattb40000See all my reviews

I love this movie. It hits the nail on the head portraying suburban white kids trying to be thugs by imitating rappers from MTV. You tend to find more of these kids in backwoods towns and deep in the suburbs than in the inner city and this movie seems more like a non-fiction representation of that ridiculous subculture. They even address the fact that these kids weren't dressing the same years ago or listening to the same music. Basically, acting like these kids is similar to deciding to dress like a cowboy because you start to like country music.

Anyone who doesn't like or appreciate this movie - the joke's on you, thug life with a North Carolina jersey.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiteboyz See more »

Filming Locations:

Muscatine, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,149, 12 September 1999

Gross USA:

$38,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,738
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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