Zebrahead


1h 40m 1992

Brief Synopsis

If America is a melting pot, its public schools are a white-hot cauldron of conflict. In Detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Zack, is white, Dee, his best friend, is African-American. Despite their friendship no one is

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Albert G Ruben Insurance Services Inc; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Detroit Police Department; Duart Film And Video; J & M Entertainment; Location Lights; Panavision, Ltd.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sound One; Sundance Institute; Victor Duncan Inc; Weintraub Tobin
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Triumph Releasing
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

If America is a melting pot, its public schools are a white-hot cauldron of conflict. In Detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Zack, is white, Dee, his best friend, is African-American. Despite their friendship no one is prepared when Zack begins dating Dee's beautiful cousin, Nikki. While Zack's white friends snicker about Nikki, her black friends laugh with disbelief at the white boy who tries to act black. And when a gang-banger named Nut pursues Nikki for himself, the school's long simmering racial tensions explode into violence.

Crew

John Abbey

Thanks

Clarence Adams

Other

David Adler

Additional Makeup

Maryse Alberti

Director Of Photography

Jocelyn K Allen

Production Assistant

Maurice Allen

Lead Dresser

Michael Anthony

Still Photographer

Adray Appliances

Thanks

Deborah Aquila

Casting Director

Amy Auchincloss

Assistant Film Editor

Amy Auchincloss

Thanks

Margie Balter

Thanks

Penny Barrett

Set Decorator

Abby Bechek

Art Department Coordinator

Merrill Berland

Thanks

Michael Berrin

Songs ("Puff The Head" "Explanation Of A Mad Bitch" "Colorless Love")

Norma Binmor

Other

Bart Blaise

2nd Assistant Camera

M Boyd

Song ("Colorless Love")

W Braveman

Song ("Do The Digs Dug")

Eric Breed

Song; Song Producer ("Sister & Brother")

Margot Bridger

Production Office Coordinator

Adrian Brown

Assistant Decorator/Leadman

Clint Burhans

Still Photographer

Anthony Cantale

Video Research

Doreen Cardinale

Thanks

Steve Carroll

Thanks

Craig Cheng

Song Producer ("Holding On")

Kimberly Chidester

Assistant Production Office Coordinator

Missy Cohen

Assistant Sound Editor

Elizabeth Colburn

Additional Makeup

Kat Cook

Thanks

Randy Cooke

Production Assistant

Matthew Coppola

Associate Producer

Paul Cote

Sound Mixer

Jeff Coultier

Thanks

Rani Cunningham

Wardrobe Assistant

D'angelo

Song

Jason Dale

Production Assistant

Jolly Dale

Production Auditor

Frank Daniel

Thanks

Charles D. Darby

Production Manager

Robert Davidson

Additional Music Recording

Jeanette Janay Davis

Craft Service

Tom Dawsey

Song Mastering

Ron Debalsio

Thanks

Ron Deblasio

Thanks

Maria A Delgado

Other

M Dewese

Song ("Good Time")

John Dolgin

Thanks

Jeff Dowd

Producer

Jeff Dowd

Thanks

Anthony Drazan

Screenwriter

Anthony Drazan

Music Production Supervisor

Marjorie Durand

Makeup

Ann Duval

Legal Assistant

Ed Eckstine

Thanks

Nadyne G Edison

Other

Susan Elmore

Assistant (To Production Designer)

James Flatto

Music Editor

Jim Flatto

Thanks

William Fortune

Other

S Francis

Song ("Colorless Love")

Perrin Frank

Craft Service

Aaron Gell

Assistant (To Anthony Drazan)

Sydney Gilner

Script Supervisor

Ron Goldstein

Thanks

John Greene

Song Producer ("Holding On")

L Gregory

Craft Service

Beverly Griffith

Thanks

Steve Grix

Thanks

Cobo Hall

Thanks

Damion Hall

Song

Damion Hall

Song Performer ("Holding On")

S Hall

Song ("Colorless Love")

Sean Hall

Song Producer ("Colorless Love")

Toya Hankins

Production Assistant

David Harelston

Thanks

Clyde Harper

Thanks

Barbara Honner

Thanks

Charles Houston

Gaffer

John Huff

Dresser

T Hunter

Song ("Colorless Love")

Wayne Indyk

Grip

Noga Isackson

2nd Assistant Director

Amy Izak

Assistant Makeup And Hair

Karen Johnson

Thanks

P Johnson

Song ("Precious Moments)

Nasir Jones

Song

Nasir Jones

Song Performer ("Half Time")

Johanna Juby

Wardrobe Assistant

David Kahne

Thanks

Jae Kellon

Locations Assistant

Sean T Kelly

Bestboy Grip

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Elizabeth Kling

Editor

Kern Konwiser

Other

Kip Konwiser

Other

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

Herman Lang

Song Producer ("Sister & Brother")

L Laws

Song ("Explanation Of A Mad Bitch")

Manuel Lecuona

Song Engineer And Mixer ("Do The Digs Dug")

Ken Levine

Thanks

Gary Levy

Apprentice Film Editor

Dory Lewis

Thanks

J Lewis

Song ("Dog From Around The Way")

Julie Lichter

New York Casting Assistant

Linda Lichter

Production Attorney

Skip Lievsay

Supervising Sound Editor

Marissa Littlefield

Dialogue Editor

Suane Loomis

Other

Gary Maas

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Mcdonald

Other

Malesa A Mcghee

Production Assistant

Terri Mctaggart

2nd Second Assistant Camera

Harold Meloche

Assistant Auditor

Sylvia Menno

Assistant Sound Editor

Connie L Miller

Sound Assistant

Ken Mills

Locations Scout

Carolina Minier

Other

Charles Mitchell

Music Production Supervisor

Charles Mitchell

Producer

Lisa Moiselle

Other

I Moore

Song ("Explanation Of A Mad Bitch")

Madison Moore

Thanks

Cheryl Mosby

Other

Fred Munao

Thanks

Peter Newman

Co-Executive Producer

Joe Nicolo

Song

Joe Nicolo

Sound Mixer

Joe Nicolo

Thanks

Bill Nisselson

Thanks

Carol Oditz

Costume Designer

Jeff Osgood

Grip

Tim Parkington

Carpenter

Mark Pearson

Music Supervisor (Serchlite Music)

Scott T Petersen

Production Assistant

Geri Peterson

Assistant Props

Storn Peterson

1st Assistant Camera

Monika Prosper

Thanks

Bruce Pross

Foley Editor

Phil Radon

Thanks

Todd Ray

Song; Song Producer ("Explanation Of A Mad Bitch")

Kevin Reynolds

Song Engineer ("Half Time")

Jane Richardson

Thanks

Conrad Rickett

Other

J Robertson

Song ("Colorless Love")

Gary Rosenberg

Other

Barry Rosenthal

Thanks

Tony Roura

Bestboy Electric

Greg Routt

Other

Danny Rubin

Thanks

Alan Samuels

Thanks

Michelle Satter

Development Assistance Sundance Institute

M Saulsberry

Song ("Precious Moments")

David Saunders

Thanks

Philip G Schneider

Property Master

Chris Schwartz

Thanks

Jane Shannon

New York Casting Associate

Gary Shapiro

Thanks

Jeffrey Sharp

Thanks

Bob Shelley

Special Effects/Pyrotechnics

Naomi Shohan

Production Designer

Gail Showalter

Adr Editor

Darryl G Shreve

Other

P Shupe

Song ("Do The Digs Dug")

John Silas

Men'S Hairstylist

Louil Silas Jr.

Thanks

Paul A Simmons

Wardrobe Supervisor

Russell Simmons

Thanks

J Simpson

Song ("Do The Digs Dug")

R Simpson

Song ("Puff The Head")

Antonio Smith

Carpenter

Francesca Spero

Thanks

Todd Stern

Production Attorney

Christopher "tricky" Stewart

Song ("Colorless Love")

Christopher A Stewart

Song Producer ("Colorless Love")

Philip Stockton

Dialogue Editor

Annemarie Stoll

Detroit Casting Assistant

Oliver Stone

Executive Producer

Oliver Stone

Special Thanks

M Stoyanoff-williams

Song ("Do The Digs Dug")

Rick Stribling

Key Grip

Romy Suskin

Production Assistant

Paul Sweezy

Thanks

Zirel Sweezy

Thanks

Don Thibodeaux

Security Coordinator

Catherine M Thomas

Detroit Casting

Jeff Toone

Song Engineer ("Puff The Head" "Good Time" "Colorless Love" "Holding On")

Tom Tucker

2nd Assistant Director

Bernadine Vida

Other

Adrienne Wade

Other

Keeth Wallace

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Warshaw

Thanks

I Washington

Song ("Precious Moments")

Eric Weissmann

Thanks

David Werner

Other

Steve Whatley

Grip

Dan Whifler

Art Director

Joe Wiesha

Video Research

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1992
Production Company
Albert G Ruben Insurance Services Inc; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Detroit Police Department; Duart Film And Video; J & M Entertainment; Location Lights; Panavision, Ltd.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sound One; Sundance Institute; Victor Duncan Inc; Weintraub Tobin
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Triumph Releasing
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of Filmmaker's Trophy (drama) at 1992 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 1992

Limited Release in United States October 23, 1992

Expanded Release in United States October 30, 1992

Released in United States on Video August 11, 1993

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States January 1992

Released in United States September 1992

Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1992.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14 - June 7, 1992.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 4-13, 1992.

Feature directorial debut for Anthony Drazan.

Completed shooting August 31, 1991.

Began shooting July 29, 1991.

Released in United States Fall October 23, 1992

Limited Release in United States October 23, 1992

Expanded Release in United States October 30, 1992

Released in United States on Video August 11, 1993

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 25 - October 11, 1992.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1992.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14 - June 7, 1992.)

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 4-13, 1992.)