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Who's the Man? (1993)

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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Demme

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Doctor Dré (story), Ed Lover (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Lover ... Ed Lover
Doctor Dré Doctor Dré ... Doctor Dré
Badja Djola ... Lionel Douglas
Cheryl 'Salt' James Cheryl 'Salt' James ... Teesha Braxton
Jim Moody ... Nick Crawford
Ice-T ... Nighttrain / Chauncey
Andre B. Blake ... Lamar
Rozwill Young Rozwill Young ... Sgt. Bo Griles
Colin Quinn ... Frankie Flynn
Todd 1 ... Shorty (as Todd-1)
Bowlegged Lou Bowlegged Lou ... Forty
Bernie Mac ... G-George
Bill Bellamy ... K.K.
T-Money T-Money ... Bubba
Denis Leary ... Sgt. Cooper
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Storyline

Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is concerned, who proceeds to harass them at every turn. Despite this, they discover a major crime, and proceed to solve them in their own unusual fashion. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The first hip-hop whodunnit!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batsoi gia klammata See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,299,730
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tony Como calls Dre and Lover "moulies". This is an offensive Italian slang term for African-Americans. See more »

Goofs

Demetrius makes mention of a bible scripture "Every man's sword will be against his brother". He says this is from the book of Daniel. It is actually from Ezekiel 38:21. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Cooper: You fucked me! You fucked me! You might as well kiss me 'cause you're fucking me!
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Connections

References Uptown Saturday Night (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's the Man?
Performed by House of Pain (Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music Inc.)
Produced by Leor Dimant (as DJ Lethal) & Erik Schrody (as Everlast) for Buzztone Entertainment
Lyrics by Erik Schrody (as Everlast) & Danny Boy O'Connor (as Danny Boy)
Music by Leor Dimant (as DJ Lethal) & Erik Schrody (as Everlast)
Published by New Line Tunes, T-Girl Music, Inc. and Lethal Dose Music/Immortal Music/BMG Songs,
Inc.
All rights to Lethal Dose Music/Immortal Music/BMG Songs, Inc. administered by BMG Songs, Inc.
Incorporates elements from "The Master Plan"
Written by Khalis Bayyan (as R. Bell) / Ray Wright (as R. Wright) / Kevin Lassiter (as K. Lassitter) / Peter Duarte (as P. Duarte) / Callie Cheek (as K. Cheek) / Michael Cheek (as M. Cheek) / Wilson Becket (as W. Beckett) / Dennis White (as D. White) / Amir Bayyan (as K. Bell)
Used under license from Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Second Decade Music Co.
Performed by The Kay-Gee's (as The KG's)
Used under license from Unidisc Canada.
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Yeah, it's dated, but aren't we all?
3 February 2004 | by elbaker75See all my reviews

Come on, people! This is when hip-hop really started to appeal to the masses, and if it's dated, then so am I! This film has moments that make the entire experience worthwhile. There are some jokes that are still genuinely funny, and the "message" continues to be timeless: do good by people and do good by your neighbors and your neighborhood.

If you are at ALL a fan of hip-hop (hell, I'm a white girl from the midwest, so if I call myself a fan, I should think that everyone who ever drew breath has to be *something* of a fan), you're going to enjoy this one, if for no other reason than the innumerable cameo apperances! You can see some favorites who have sadly left this realm (Run DMC), or those who started in hip-hop and found their way to the Academy Awards (go ahead, Queen Latifah!). And this is where I might be dating myself a bit, but has hip hop been as good since these days? I put this DVD on and find myself rump-shakin throughout the house. Yeah, I might have mentioned -- white girl from the midwest. :)

American Beauty this ain't. But if you want some giggles on a Friday night, and it's a cheap rental, I can't say a bad thing about this flick. It makes me wish "Yo! MTV Raps" was still on the air, and that's one helluva statement.


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