A struggling black TV executive is ordered by his boss to come up with a hot new TV show or be fired. Together with his pretty assistant, he creates a show featuring black-face painted singing minstrels. The show is an immediate and controversial success, which of course creates problems of its own. The film is a look at Spike Lee's opinion of exploitation of black culture by white television, and features a lot of ''gangsta'' rap.
135 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice)
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Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Paul Mooney
|Music||Terence Blanchard, Bruce Hornsby, Prince|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||10|
|Cape ArgusGary van Dyk||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Tom Lyons||10|
|Box Office (USA)Tim Cogshell||8|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||10|
|Total Film (UK)Jamie Graham||10|
|Film Review (UK)James Mottram||10|
|Average .. 53%||11|
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