An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.
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Lara Flynn Boyle,
Bobby Taylor wants to be a respected actor. From Sam Spade to Shakespeare to superheros, he can do it all. He just has to convince Hollywood that gangstas, slaves and "Eddie Murphy-types" aren't the sum of his talents.Written by
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Robert Townsend put $40,000 of the film's $100,000 budget on ten personal credit cards. He got free film stock by splicing together leftovers from the production of Odd Jobs (1986) and Ratboy (1986). The 17 days of shooting were spread over two years, between Townsend's tours as a stand-up comedian. See more »
Just right before Bobby gets the call for a callback, the car in the shot outside was preparing to reverse out to the street. The shot looks like a leftover shot used for the intro sequence. See more »
Body Guard #1:
Don't say "drugs" around the man. And don't say "coke" or "freebase" neither. Unless you got some.
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Robert Townsend has made a great movie about the stereotyping of blacks in Hollywood. The movie mocks both the people who created the stereotypes, and the stereotypes themselves. A lot of great little sketches are spliced in among the main plotline, and they all are....I can't think of a better word than wacky. They're all wacky. The movie also has Keenan Ivory Wayans, and Damon Wayans (if you look closely). A great movie, especially for the miniscule $100,000.00 budget.
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