Bamboozled


2h 15m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Pierre Delacroix is a young, Harvard-educated man who is the sole person of color writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. Now his boss, the ratings-hungry, culture-vulture Dunwitty, issues him

Film Details

Also Known As
Very Black Show, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

Pierre Delacroix is a young, Harvard-educated man who is the sole person of color writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. Now his boss, the ratings-hungry, culture-vulture Dunwitty, issues him a searing ultimatum: come up with a hot, trend-setting, headline-making, urban hit or get fired. Feeling doomed, Delacroix decides to present the most outrageous, unbelievable farce of stereotypical comedy he can imagine - hearkening back to the old days of "black-face" minstrel shows with a variety show featuring Mantan, a homeless tap dancer, and his sidekick Womack. Incredibly, Delacroix's spoof turns into a ratings bonanza, a cultural phenomenon that has the media pundits raving and audience of all types howling. But, for Delacroix, the runaway success of "Mantan: The New Millennium Minstrel Show" is the start of a rapid unraveling.

Cast

Arthur Nascarella

Scott Rosenstock

Lead Person

Tony Arnaud

Shannon Walker Williams

Johnathan Wallace

Charli Baltimore

Savion Glover

Michael Rapaport

Judah Jacobs

Chris Elsewhere

Gano Grills

Gary Kettel

Performer

Julie Dretzin

Andy Findon

Performer

John Bradbury

Performer

Tommy Davidson

Susan Batson

Jason Winther

Jani Blom

Baakari Wilder

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Danny Hoch

A.d. Miles

Rafael Osorio

Steven Mcelroy

Cheryl Lynn Bowers

Ahmir Thompson

Sekou Torbet

Tom Bowes

Performer

Al Palagonia

Terence Blanchard

Performer

Josh Weinstein

Anna Hsieh

Joanie Laurer

Matthew Cole Weiss

Gavyn Wright

Performer

Matthew Modine

Himself

Tyheesha Collins

Yasiin Bey

Vaughan Armon

Performer

Daniel Milder

Coati Mundi

David Wain

Everton Nelson

Performer

Tuffy Questall

Dormeshia Sumbray-edwards

Ed Blunt

Stephen Kunken

Don Ezzard Peavy

Rodney Jackson

Paul Mooney

Reverend Al Sharpton

Himself

Tariq Trotter

Imhotep Gary Byrd

Himself

Renton Kirk

Katie Macnichol

Lisa Ferreira

Mira Sorvino

Herself

Leonard Hubbard

Frank Rocotti

Performer

Perry Montague-mason

Performer

Chris Tombling

Performer

Boguslav Kostecki

Performer

James Gray

Simon Fischer

Performer

Arthur Thomas

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jackie Shave

Performer

Connie Freestone

Gillian Iliana Waters

Christopher Wynkoop

Kiki Haynes

Kenny Barron

Performer

Kim Director

Dave Woodcock

Performer

Sarah Jones

Luz Whitney

Ephraim Benton

Tanesha Marie Gary

Edward Simon

Performer

Damon Wayans

Jason Bernard

Liza Jessie Peterson

Dina Pearlman

Rita Manning

Performer

Kyle Jones

Rayietta Hill

Johnnie L Cochran

Himself

Patrick Kiernan

Performer

Ron Lawrence

Mildred Clinton

Light Eyes

La Bruja

Cartier Williams

Crew

Leon Adair

Other

Alan Aguilar

Other

Eileen Ahearn

Special Thanks To

Yasmina B Alaoui

Production Assistant

Judy Aley

Researcher

Judy Aley

Special Thanks To

Michael Alvarez

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dave Anderson

Electrician

Jim Anderson

Sound Mixer

John Anderson

Other

Robert M Andres

Key Grip

Michael Anthony

Assistant Location Manager

Tony Arnaud

Grip

Erykah Badu

Song Performer

Jon Bailey

Assistant Engineer

James Baldwin

Other

Charli Baltimore

Song

Charli Baltimore

Song Performer

R Barnett

Song

Teron Beal

Song

Janet Cheatham Bell

Special Thanks To

Jim Belletier

Camera Assistant

Bill Benham

Other

Simon Benson

Stand-In

Martin Bernstein

Construction Coordinator

Yasiin Bey

Song Performer

Yasiin Bey

Song

Terence Blanchard

Music Conductor

Terence Blanchard

Original Score

Rachel Bolt

Other

Bilyana Boyadjieva

Visual Effects

Kija Brooks

Set Production Assistant

Barry Alexander Brown

Editor

Raffaello Brown

Other

Dale Brownell

Hair Stylist

Terrence Laron Burke

Grip

T Burton

Song

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Jeff Butcher

On-Set Dresser

Bobby Caldwell

Song

James W Callahan

On-Set Dresser

Kisha Imani Cameron

Associate Producer

Mel Cannon

Grip

Shari Carpenter

Script Supervisor

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Yolando Carter

Costumes

Aimee Cavenecia

Assistant

Gary Cergol

Product Placement

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Michael Ray Charles

Other

Michael Ray Charles

Consultant

Michael Ray Charles

Special Thanks To

Betty Chin

Production Coordinator

Linda Cohen

Music Coordinator

Patrice Coleman

Makeup Supervisor

Aisha Coley

Casting

Jack Condon

Production Assistant

Janelle Connor

Post-Production Assistant

Sharyn Cordice

Makeup Artist

Maria Clara Costa

Set Production Assistant

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

John Coumarbatch

Production Assistant

Lamont Crawford

Dolly Grip

Colin Cumberbatch

Post-Production Supervisor

Colin Cumberbatch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Currie

Props Assistant

Michael Curry

Foreman

Paul Dale

Other

David Daniels

Other

Mark Daniels

Special Thanks To

Harry Darrow

Art Director

Zach De La Rocha

Song Performer

Zach De La Rocha

Song

Robert A De Mar

On-Set Dresser

Yvens De Thelismond

Assistant Costume Designer

Kathy Dempsey

Other

Carolyn Desousa

Script Supervisor

Stuart Deutsch

Boom Operator

Kerwin Devonish

Camera Assistant

Alex Digerlando

Art Assistant

Chris Doogan

Other

Aaron Douglas

Production Assistant

Leo Driver

Production Assistant

Rich Edwards

Set Production Assistant

Jeff Ellerbee

Set Production Assistant

Mike Ellis

Assistant Director

Ukeme Emem

Other

Kris Enos

Camera Assistant

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Julian Farrell

Music

Chris Fielder

Assistant Sound Editor

Jonathan Filley

Unit Production Manager

John B Finn

Post-Production Accountant

L Andre Fischer

Song

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Aaron Fletcher

Music

Geoff Foster

Sound Mixer

Careen Fowles

Costumes

Marcial Francisco

Other

Sarah Frank

Graphic Designer

Vic Fraser

Other

Ralph Fratianni

Best Boy

Rod Gailes

Production

Geeta Gandbhir

Assistant Editor

Jean-paul Gaultier

Special Thanks To

James Geyer

Other

Andy Gibson

Song

Tish Giffoni

Editorial Assistant

C Gipp

Song

Peggy Glascoe

Accounting Assistant

Jeffrey L Glave

Other

Savion Glover

Choreographer

Allen Gordon

Song

Craig Grant

Song

Donald Grant

On-Set Dresser

James Gray

Song

Nancy Griffith

Assistant Property Master

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Gano Grills

Song Performer

Gano Grills

Song

Jane Grover

Other

Corin Gutteridge

Consultant

Christopher S Hall

Camera Operator

Rob Harari

Audio Consultant

Eric Harland

Music

Lucien Harriot

Digital Effects Supervisor

James E Harris

Electrician

Norman Harris

Song

Milady Hartmann

Costumes

Thomas J Heilig

Transportation Captain

Jay Hendrickx

Camera

Ruth Hernandez

Apprentice

Gregory Hill

Assistant Art Director

Tracey Hinds

Assistant Director

Paul Hogan

Dga Trainee

Chris Holbrook

Other

Danielle Hollowell

Assistant Costume Designer

Bruce Hornsby

Song

Bruce Hornsby

Song Performer

Leonard Hubbard

Song

Parrish Hurley

Stand-In

Bryan Iler

Location Scout

Darlene Jackson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jake Jackson

Assistant Engineer

Rodney Jackson

Production Assistant

Willow Jenkins

Set Production Assistant

Hardwick Johnson

Lighting Technician

Rahsan Jones

Production Assistant

Suzanne Kelly

Wardrobe Supervisor

Victor Kempster

Production Designer

Frank Kern

Foley

Jon Kilik

Producer

Jimmy Kim

Assistant

W Knighton

Song

William Kolpin

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Krause

Other

Ellen Kuras

Director Of Photography

Alison Lacourse

Music

Peter Lale

Other

Jason Lampkin

Production

Tiffany Lane

Song

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Chris Laurence

Stand-In

Ron Lawrence

Song

Cinque Lee

Video

David C. Lee

Photography

Spike Lee

Screenplay

Spike Lee

Producer

Christine Legoff

Special Thanks To

Neil Leifer

Special Thanks To

Niel Leifer

Photography

Niel Leifer

Other

Paul Leonardo

Post-Production Supervisor

Gerald Levert

Song Performer

Gerald Levert

Song

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

David Levinthal

Special Thanks To

David Levinthal

Photography

Donny I Levy

Other

Tony Lewis

Other

Blake Leyh

Editor

Patrick Lindenmaier

Color Timer

Leo Linton

Stand-In

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

Sundi Lofty

Extras Casting Assistant

Irving Lorenzo

Song

Martin Loveday

Other

Dave Lynch

Assistant Sound Editor

Tim Main

Other

Bruce Malament

Song

Jen Martley

Art Department Coordinator

Neal Martz

Special Effects

Tim Masick

Video

Kedar Massenburg

Special Thanks To

Keith Matthis

Camera Assistant

Leroy Mccarthy

Location Scout

Kimberly R Mccord

Dialogue Editor

Shawn P Mckeegan

Art Assistant

Parrish Mclean

Set Production Assistant

L. Londell Mcmillan

Special Thanks To

Film Details

Also Known As
Very Black Show, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2000

Expanded Release in United States October 20, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Project was shot using the Sony VX 1000, Sony TRV 900 and Sony PC1 video camcorders.

Completed shooting November 10, 1999.

Began shooting September 27, 1999.

Overseas Film Group has set up NYC quarters with Grandview Pictures.

Released in United States Fall October 6, 2000

Expanded Release in United States October 20, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 17, 2001

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.)