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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

R | | Comedy | 18 October 1997 (USA)
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A Chinese baby boy is adopted by a black couple in ATL. 17 years later he moves with his mom and bro to a black LA hood. A Chinese girl ends up in the same hood for the summer with a black family. Will they fit in?

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Timothy A. Chey

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Timothy A. Chey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Hudson ... Joe Lee
Pam Grier ... Annabelle Lee
Margaret Cho ... May-Ling
Dante Basco ... Julian Lee
Duane Martin ... Brandon
John Witherspoon ... Bill
Tone Loc ... Frog
Rashaan Nall ... Perry Lee
Tatyana Ali ... Karyn
Bo Jackson ... Reverend Cecil
Tichina Arnold ... Tracy
Chris Spencer ... Charlie
Kelly Hu ... Kwee-Me
Rudy Ray Moore ... Larry
Reynaldo Rey ... Earnest
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Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central. Written by Anonymous

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Finding your roots in the hood ain't easy.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2cztery7 See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Considered to be the first Asian-Black movie and helped spawn Rush Hour (1998). See more »

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References 21 Jump Street (1987) See more »

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Unexpectedly Brilliant Performances from Entire Cast WOW!
13 February 2012 | by georgi-simaSee all my reviews

I expected to either suffer or coast through this movie.

I was wrong.

This is the best film I've seen period. It's the first Asian-Black film and that says a lot.

The entire cast shines, including Ms. Pam Grier, Margaret Cho, and Tatiana Ali This is an engaging story told in a classic cinematic style. The realism is in the nuances - the tilt of a character's head after a dramatic moment or the look in their eyes while they sing. I literally discovered myself involved in this movie during the course of viewing it.

This movie has inspired me to be a better person. In life you don't know who you will run across and sometimes our prejudice will cause us to prejudge a person wrongly. I have learned to give a person the benefit of the doubt because of this movie. I also learned that tough love can build a stronger person. Now I want to know where to find the movie soundtrack.


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