Whiteboys


1h 32m 1999

Brief Synopsis

According to Flip Dogg, he's the "phattest," hip-hop, drug-dealing brother in town. But in reality he's a farm-bred white boy from Iowa who lives with his parents, deals baking soda in the men's room of the local nightspot and raps, rather poorly, alone in his bedroom. His two friends, James and Tr

Film Details

Also Known As
White Boyz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Iowa, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

According to Flip Dogg, he's the "phattest," hip-hop, drug-dealing brother in town. But in reality he's a farm-bred white boy from Iowa who lives with his parents, deals baking soda in the men's room of the local nightspot and raps, rather poorly, alone in his bedroom. His two friends, James and Trevor, have also convinced themselves that they are the urban rappers they see on MTV. Their collective dream is to live in Cabrini Green, a notoriously dangerous Chicago housing project, where they would like to finance themselves by dealing drugs. However, when the trio finally make it there, reality comes crashing in and teaches them some painful life lessons.

Film Details

Also Known As
White Boyz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Iowa, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States October 8, 1999

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 3-12, 1999.

Shown at Paris Film Festival March 27 - April 3, 2000.

Began shooting August 12, 1998.

Completed shooting September 19, 1998.

Project was workshopped at the Sundance Institute's 1997 January Filmmakers Lab.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Paris Film Festival March 27 - April 3, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video March 21, 2000

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 3-12, 1999.)

Released in United States Fall September 10, 1999

Released in United States October 8, 1999