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Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R
78 min | Comedy

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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Budget
$100,000
Opening weekend
$95,667
Gross (US & Canada)
$5,228,617
Gross (World)
$5,228,617
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Release date
Mar 20, 1987 (United States)

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78 cast members
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Robert Townsend
Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro Bobby Taylor / Jasper / Speed / Sam Ace / Rambro   See fewer
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Craigus R. Johnson
Stevie Taylor Stevie Taylor   See fewer
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Helen Martin
Bobby's Grandmother Bobby's Grandmother   See fewer
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Starletta DuPois
Bobby's Mother Bobby's Mother   See fewer
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Marc Figueroa
Sitcom Father / Client #2 Sitcom Father / Client #2   See fewer
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Sarah Kaite Coughlan
Sitcom Girlfriend / Rehearsing Actress (as Sarah Kate Coughlin) Sitcom Girlfriend / Rehearsing Actress (as Sarah Kate Coughlin)   See fewer
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Sean Michal Flynn
Sitcom Boyfriend Sitcom Boyfriend   See fewer
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Brad Sanders
Batty Boy Batty Boy   See fewer
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David McKnight
Uncle Ray Uncle Ray   See fewer
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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Donald / Jheri Curl Donald / Jheri Curl   See fewer
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Lou B. Washington
Tiny (as Ludie Washington) Tiny (as Ludie Washington)   See fewer
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Anne-Marie Johnson
Lydia / Willie Mae / Hooker #5 Lydia / Willie Mae / Hooker #5   See fewer
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Don Reed
Maurice Maurice   See fewer
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Kim Wayans
Customer in Chair Customer in Chair   See fewer
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Gregory 'Popeye' Alexander
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Conni Marie Brazelton
Hooker #1 / Beautiful Girl #2 Hooker #1 / Beautiful Girl #2   See fewer
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Lorrie Marlow
Hooker #2 / Reporter Hooker #2 / Reporter   See fewer
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Sena Ayn Black
Receptionist / Missy Ann / Woman on Cliff Receptionist / Missy Ann / Woman on Cliff   See fewer
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Lisa Mende
Casting Director Casting Director   See fewer
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Dom Irrera
Writer (as Dom Jack Irrera) Writer (as Dom Jack Irrera)   See fewer
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Eugene Robert Glazer
Director / Teacher / Amadeus / Chicago Jones / Dirty Larry (as Eugene R. Glazer) Director / Teacher / Amadeus / Chicago Jones / Dirty Larry (as Eugene R. Glazer)   See fewer
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Roy Fegan
Jesse Wilson / Slave #2 / Zombie Jesse Wilson / Slave #2 / Zombie   See fewer
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Jesse Aragon
Audition Actor / Student #1 / Punk Audition Actor / Student #1 / Punk   See fewer
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Bobby Mardis
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Verda Bridges
Audition Actor / Bessie / Hostage Audition Actor / Bessie / Hostage   See fewer
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Bobby McGee
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Rusty Cundieff
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Richard McGregor
Audition Actor / Zombie Pimp (as Richard 'Romeo' McGregor) Audition Actor / Zombie Pimp (as Richard 'Romeo' McGregor)   See fewer
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Carl Craig
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E.J. Murray
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Nancy Cheryll Davis
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Angela Teek
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Tony Edwards
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Grand L. Bush
Mandingo / Ricky Taylor / Hood #5 Mandingo / Ricky Taylor / Hood #5   See fewer
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Richard Cummings Jr.
Slave #3 / Hood #1 / Theater Usher Slave #3 / Hood #1 / Theater Usher   See fewer
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Michael Smith
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Michael Conn
Teacher #2 / Police Detective #1 Teacher #2 / Police Detective #1   See fewer
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Jimmy Woodard
Advanced Student / Basketball Player / Tyrone Advanced Student / Basketball Player / Tyrone   See fewer
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Franklyn Ajaye
Body Guard #1 Body Guard #1   See fewer
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Damon Wayans
Body Guard #2 / Willie Body Guard #2 / Willie   See fewer
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Michael Colyar
Body Guard #3 Body Guard #3   See fewer
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Donald Douglass
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Omar W. Hester
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Kim Genelle
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Larry Cortinas
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Shirley Ann Jenkins
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John Witherspoon
Mr. Jones Mr. Jones   See fewer
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Jesse Kitten
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Steve James
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Nick Stewart
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Rudy Rudy   See fewer
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Greg Ilaye Hartwell
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Jake Blackschmidt
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Howard Allen
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Steven Fertig
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Michael LaViolette
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Paul Mooney
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Beverly Brown
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Tamra Kaggar
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Peter Krug
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Brad Laven
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Charlie Edwards
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Myra J.
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Wren T. Brown
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Tony Livingston
Cordella Cordella   See fewer
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Kathleen Clark
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Tammy Kaitz
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Mark Westover
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Robert R. Shafer
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Nancy Scher
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Stephen Adrianson
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Jim Beaver
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Beatriz Geraldo
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Lydia Nicole
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7 / 10 | 4,415 votes