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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Writer, performance artist and actor Danny Hoch adapts his 1998 one-man show to the big screen by blending footage of live performances with on-location dramatizations of stories from the show. Hoch variously adopts the personas of an angry prison guard, a rap-obsessed teenager from Montana, an elderly Jewish woman, and a crutch-carrying Cuban man, among others. Hoch closes the film as himself, being interviewed about his experiences as a struggling actor.

Cast: Danny Hoch , Susan Blommaert , Lynn Schlansky Hoch , Lemon , Bonz Malone , Joanne Morton , Uzi Parnes , Jeff Peters

Directors: Mark Benjamin , Danny Hoch

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Arthouse Films, Stratosphere Entertainment

Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (2000)

Release Date: May 5th, 2000|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (7)
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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Ultimately, it's too much information coming too fast. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    While some of this white guy's humor is juvenile and in questionable taste, Hoch, for the most part, is able to pull it off and supply a frequent number of laughs. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    A wild, rapid-fire collage that's as fiercely funny, original and provocative as anything I've seen on a screen in a good long while. show more

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