Whiteboyz

Whiteboyz (sometimes styled Whiteboys) is a 1999 American comedy film. The independent, limited release feature was written by Danny Hoch, Garth Belcon, Henri M. Kessler, Richard Stratton, and Marc Levin, and directed by Levin.[1] The film opened to 37 theatres on the week of September 11, 1999. It marked the film debut of actress Piper Perabo, in a minor role.

Whiteboyz
Directed byMarc Levin
Written byGarth Belcon
Danny Hoch
Marc Levin
Richard Stratton
Produced byHenri M. Kessler
Richard Stratton
Ezra Swerdlow
StarringDanny Hoch
Dash Mihok
Mark Webber
Piper Perabo
Snoop Dogg
CinematographyMark Benjamin
Edited byEmir Lewis
Music byChe Pope Joe Lisanti
Ted Lowe
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$38,738

PlotEdit

The plot concerns the coming of age and misadventures of three white youths from the small town of Holyoke, Iowa who, having been seduced by the fast money and easy women of the gangsta rap lifestyle, yearn to be African American.[2]

The trio of would-be hoodlums ventures to Cabrini–Green housing project in Chicago, Illinois, where they come into conflict with actual criminals as well as the police. In a climactic finale, the irrepressible leader of the white hoodlums is beaten up and they return to Iowa and decide to stay there.[3]

CastEdit

Cameos

ReceptionEdit

Despite having a gross box office of just $22,451 during its entire theatrical run, the film has been broadcast frequently on cable networks including VH1, MTV2, HBO, and the Fuse Network.[4]

SoundtrackEdit

Whiteboys
 
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 20, 1999
Recorded1998-1999
GenreHip hop
LabelTVT
ProducerDJ Hurricane, Canibus, Infinite Arkatechz, Daz Dillinger, DJ Paul, Juicy J, Mr. Lee, DJ E-Z Rock, Trick Daddy, Bucktown USA, Irv Gotti, 12 Gauge, Whoridas, Wildliffe Society, Freaky D, Mike Chav
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]

The soundtrack to the film was released on July 20, 1999, through TVT Records and consisted entirely of hip hop music. It peaked at No. 145 on the Billboard 200 and No. 50 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The single, "Come Get It", reached No. 73 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Who Is a Thug"- 4:30 (Big Punisher and 6430)
  2. "Come Get It"- 4:24 (DJ Hurricane, Lord Have Mercy, Rah Digga and Rampage)
  3. "Hell Ya"- 4:31 (Soopafly, Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger and Kurupt)
  4. "White Boyz"- 4:15 (Snoop Dogg and T-Bo)
  5. "Respect Power"- 3:37 (Raekwon)
  6. "Watch Who U Beef Wit"- 4:24 (Canibus)
  7. "Paper Chasers"- 4:40 (Tommy Finger)
  8. "Don't Come My Way"- 4:50 (Slick Rick, Common and Renee Neufville)
  9. "Wanna Be's"- 4:49 (Three 6 Mafia)
  10. "Perfect Murda"- 4:31 (Do or Die)
  11. "Real Hustlers"- 5:12 (Gotta Boyz)
  12. "Get Rowdy"- 4:43 (Whoridas)
  13. "For the Thugs"- 4:12 (Trick Daddy)
  14. "Intrigued"- 4:33 (Cocoa Brovaz and Buckshot)
  15. "I Can Relate"- 3:59 (Black Child)
  16. "What's Up Jack"- 4:21 (Wildliffe Society)
  17. "Pimps VIP"- 2:59 (12 Gauge)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jennings, La Vinia Delois (2009). At home and abroad: historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature. University of Tennessee Press, ISBN 9781572336568
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 2001). Totally '90s! A look back at the decade. p. 68 ff. Spin
  3. ^ Johnson, E. Patrick (2003). Appropriating Blackness: performance and the politics of authenticity. Duke University Press, ISBN 9780822331919
  4. ^ Gates, Anita (October 6, 1999). Rapping in the Heartland, Eager to Shed His Skin. The New York Times as
  5. ^ "Whiteboys - Original Soundtrack - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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