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Release Date: March 20th, 1987

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

R|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) catches the ire of his grandmother (Helen Martin) for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother (Craigus R. Johnson).

Cast: Robert Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Craigus R. Johnson, Dom Irrera, Paul Mooney, Lisa Mende

Director: Robert Townsend

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Conquering Unicorn

Keywords: Temptation, Underdog, Los Angeles, Brother, Mother, Hilarious, 1980s