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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)


Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) catches the ire of his grandmother (Helen Martin) for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood. He must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother (Craigus R. Johnson).


Bob Bourne said...

Has anybody tracked down a copy of Hangup (1974) AKA Super Dude yet?

detroitkingpin said...

Is there anyway to re-up this movie??? Truly one of the best!

SelfScience said...

I honestly don't know. The Black Cinema movies are on the lowest priority list for re-ups. It could be several months before I even get to those.