• Whiteboys (1999)

Whiteboys

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2005

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Flip (Danny Hoch), James (Dash Mihok) and Trevor (Mark Webber) are passionate hip-hop fans who yearn to become rappers during the "gangsta" era of the late 1990s. However, as white kids from comfortable suburban Iowa, they find that dream impossibly distant until Flip befriends Khalid (Eugene Byrd), an African-American transfer student. When Flip and his friends press Khalid to take them to Chicago's notorious inner-city projects, they see the truth behind their secondhand thug-life fantasies.

Cast: Danny Hoch, Dash Mihok, Mark Webber, Piper Perabo, Eugene Byrd, Bonz Malone, Dr. Dre , Rich Komenich

Director: Marc Levin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Fox Searchlight, Off Line Entertainment Group

Keywords: Lighthearted, 1990s, Transformation, Best friend, Growing up, Girlfriend, Amusing, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Hoch's very funny satire on racial stereotyping cuts both ways. show more

  • 50
    New York Daily News

    Despite its good intentions, Whiteboys -- a serio-comic examination of hip-hop's influence on suburban white youth -- comes off as little more than a fleshed-out skit. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    Without a real story to go with the notion of Farm Belt "wiggas," the humor wears thinner and thinner until it disappears. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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