- 2hr 15m
- 2hr 15m
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. More Details »
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Director: Spike Lee
Producer: Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Kisha Imani Cameron
Writer: Spike Lee
Release Date: Oct 20, 2000
Runtime: 2hr 15m
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.
- Damon Wayans
- Savion Glover
- Jada Pinkett Smith
- Tommy Davidson
- Michael Rapaport
- Thomas Jefferson Byrd
- Paul Mooney
- Sarah Jones
- Gillian White
- Susan Batson
Did You Know?
- The names of two characters are based on real performers of the past. "Mantan" came from Mantan Moreland. "Sleep 'n' Eat" was based on Willie Best, who was credited only as "Sleep 'n' Eat" in some early films.
- Pierre Delacroix: Feed the idiot box. Feed the idiot box.
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It's a film about dumbing down that has the effect of wising up its audience.
If Lee's intention was to cement our loathing of blackface comedy, he's succeeded all too well.
Lee's incendiary and brilliant new film.
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