Hollywood Shuffle [Blu-ray] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Synopsis


Hollywood Shuffle
This satirical look at the ambivalent relationship between Hollywood power brokers and African-American performers marked the writing, producing, and directing debut of Robert Townsend. The filmmaker also stars as Bobby Taylor, a struggling actor looking for his big break despite his family's and co-workers' reservations about his chosen career path. While working a day job flipping burgers, Bobby heads out to insulting cattle calls where white casting agents pass judgement on whether he seems "black enough." Meanwhile, he imagines himself playing Sam Spade, Rambo, and other movie heroes rather than the stereotypical roles actually available to him. When Bobby actually does win one such pimp-daddy part, however, he is forced to choose between accepting work that opens doors, but ultimately demeans him and returning to obscurity with his principles intact. Hollywood Shuffle's enormous supporting cast includes a wealth of black actors, from then-unknowns such as Damon Wayans to veterans such as 227 star Helen Martin. Self-financed and filmed on scraps of hand-me-down celluloid, the film helped establish actor Townsend as a director of note and also kick-started the career of co-screenwriter and co-star Keenen Ivory Wayans, who would cast Townsend in his own directorial debut the following year. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend - Bobby Taylor, Jasper, Sam Ace, Speed
  • Anne-Marie Johnson
    Anne-Marie Johnson - Lydia/Willie Mae/Hooker #5



Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny Funny funny

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    All I gotta say is remember the scene when all the main characters where at work at the hot dog stand. WINKY DINKY DOG. If that don't make you laugh your probably dead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Clos1969
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    I've been looking for this movie for years. So glad that Best Buy had available and at such a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    blue ray disc makes a significant difference for t

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    Early collaboration between Robert Townsend and Keenan Ivory Wayans.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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