Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.


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  • Anne-Marie Johnson and Robert Townsend in Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  • Robert Townsend in Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  • Helen Martin and Robert Townsend in Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend, and Lou B. Washington in Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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3 February 2004 | Headbiscuit
8
| Impressive Independent Film - Real and Funny
Interesting and impressive, Hollywood Shuffle allows the characters to make the point that Townsend is making, without being too harsh or lecture-like. The film incorporates some great parody scenes such as the Siskel and Ebert inspired "Speed and Tyrone" where the reviewers sneak into movies.

Most impressive is the background to the film, which makes the finished product all the more impressive. Townsend's freshmen effort is a true success, and goes where few first timers are normally able to go.

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