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Fakin' Da Funk (1997)

R | | Comedy | 18 October 1997 (USA)
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A Chinese baby boy is adopted by a black couple in ATL. 17 years later he moves with his mom and bro to a black LA hood. A Chinese girl ends up in the same hood for the summer with a black family. Will they fit in?

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Timothy A. Chey

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Timothy A. Chey
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernie Hudson ... Joe Lee
Pam Grier ... Annabelle Lee
Margaret Cho ... May-Ling
Dante Basco ... Julian Lee
Duane Martin ... Brandon
John Witherspoon ... Bill
Tone Loc ... Frog
Rashaan Nall ... Perry Lee
Tatyana Ali ... Karyn
Bo Jackson ... Reverend Cecil
Tichina Arnold ... Tracy
Chris Spencer ... Charlie
Kelly Hu ... Kwee-Me
Rudy Ray Moore ... Larry
Reynaldo Rey ... Earnest
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Chinese kid Julian, who was adopted by the black family of Joe and Annabelle Lee and Asian exchange student May-Ling, who is housed with a black family, are trying to adapt to their mostly black neighbourhood of South Central. Written by Anonymous

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Finding your roots in the hood ain't easy.

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Comedy

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Rated R for some language and drug use
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Considered to be the first Asian-Black movie and helped spawn Rush Hour (1998). See more »

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My Thoughts....
15 February 2012 | by conroy_vSee all my reviews

One thing I noticed in reading the comments of this movie is that nobody recognized the screenplay by Tim Chey. Without their screenplay the movie does not get made.

As I sit here in a Film class I am taking I understood that I should have an open mind... But a racial comedy? What was he thinking, Making us watch a comedy about an Asian kid? OK, I sat there biasly waiting for the DVD to play the So Called top ten movies of all time, and to my utter amazement and total surprise the movie did not suck. In fact I don't recall ever blinking during the show, it was Funny, Romantic- but not corny, seemed real life and race dealings - for the most part, and over all quite inspiring to me and my fellow classmates here at The University Of Kansas, KU, United States of America. I must suggest that all those who have ever seen a movie before must buy this movie and add it to their collection of all-time favorites. I guarantee that any person between the ages of 9months and 120 years will love this show and share the same enthusiasm that I have.


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