Bamboozled

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2000
  • Running time: 136 min
With this blisteringly funny, unapologetically confrontational satire, writer-director Spike Lee examined the past, present, and future of racism in American popular culture, issuing a daring provocation to creators and consumers alike. read more
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With this blisteringly funny, unapologetically confrontational satire, writer-director Spike Lee examined the past, present, and future of racism in American popular culture, issuing a daring provocation to creators and consumers alike. Under pressure to help revive his network’s low ratings, television writer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) hits on an explosively offensive idea: bringing back blackface with The New Millennium Minstrel Show. The white network executives love it, and so do audiences, forcing Pierre and his collaborators to confront their public’s insatiable appetite for dehumanizing stereotypes. Shot primarily on unvarnished digital video and boasting spot-on performances from Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Mos Def, and Paul Mooney, Bamboozled is a stinging indictment of mass entertainment at the turn of the twenty-first century that looks more damning with each passing year.

Original Release

10/06/2000

US Release

10/06/2000

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Cast

Damon Wayans Pierre Delacroix
Michael Rapaport Thomas Dunwitty / Dunwitty
Savion Glover Mantan / Manray
Tommy Davidson Sleep'n Eat / Womack
Jada Pinkett Smith Sloan Hopkins
Cheryl Lynn Bowers Mona
Thomas Jefferson Byrd Honeycutt
Bill Clinton Self
Tracy Morgan TV Personality
Charli Baltimore Mau Mau: Smooth Blak / Smooth Blak
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Spike Lee

Writers

Spike Lee

Cast

Damon Wayans Pierre Delacroix
Michael Rapaport Thomas Dunwitty / Dunwitty
Savion Glover Mantan / Manray
Tommy Davidson Sleep'n Eat / Womack
Jada Pinkett Smith Sloan Hopkins
Cheryl Lynn Bowers Mona
Thomas Jefferson Byrd Honeycutt
Bill Clinton Self
Tracy Morgan TV Personality
Charli Baltimore Mau Mau: Smooth Blak / Smooth Blak
Mira Sorvino Herself / Self
Matthew Modine Himself / Self
Canibus Mau Mau: Mo Blak / Mo Blak
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Self
Susan Batson Orchid Dothan
DJ Scratch Mau Mau: Jo Blak
Yasiin Bey Mau Mau: Big Blak Afrika / Big Blak Afrika
Paul Mooney Junebug
Coati Mundi Papo
Ross Haines Newsroom Supervisor

Producers

Editors

Sam Pollard

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