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Old 04-14-2016, 09:32 AM
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Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - "There's always work at the post office."



Comedian Robert Townsend stars in this 1987 cult comedy that takes a satirical look about the racial stereotypes of African Americans in film and TV. Townsend plays Bobby Taylor, a hot dog stand employee who tries to become a successful actor. His journey is interspersed with little fantasy moments and vignettes.



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The film is loaded with familiar faces like Keenan Ivory Wayans and Helen Martin ("227).



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This one got lost yesterday. It's a good movie.
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Looks like it could be good.
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My dad would sometimes surprise me with a video after school. This movie was one of them back in the day. I ended up renting it a few times and catching it a lot on HBO.
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That's cool
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what was happening?
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He was stealing the guy's jheri curl spray. Lol. When he shakes his head, you can see the spray flying off his hair.
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Oh, I see. lol
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Bobby: "I wish Tiny would bring his big fat *** out here. Tiny! I'm going to make it up to you. I am going to be a star!"

Tiny: "No, you're gonna be seein' stars!"
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Even though there are a lot of cliches and stereotypes, and the film used these negative stereotypes and turned them against Hollywood (this was 1987), this is a great and hysterical movie about race and the lack of substantial parts for black actors and the way they have been misrepresented in movies and on T.V.
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Hmm. Interesting
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Hmm. Interesting
It is just really funny and clever and ahead of it's time. All the vignettes are funny.
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