Hollywood Shuffle


Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 88%
IMDb Rating 7 10 4


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
November 30, -0001 at 12:00 AM


Damon Wayans as Body Guard #2 / Willie
Jim Beaver as Postal Worker
Keenen Ivory Wayans as Donald / Jheri Curl
Anne-Marie Johnson as Lydia / Willie Mae / Hooker #5
1.23 GB
23.976 fps
1 hr 18 min
P/S 3/4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BigMan-12 8 / 10

Dead-on parody of Hollywood

This is a great movie. It is absolutely hilarious, and it easily represents R. Townshend's best work. In fact, it's far, far better than anything else he's ever done, which is remarkable considering the film's tiny budget.

The humor is biting and relevant. The movie is highly recommended.

Reviewed by Headbiscuit 8 / 10

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.


Reviewed by Captain_Couth 8 / 10

A Hilarious look at the "black" stereotypes in Hollywood.

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) was the directorial debut of Actor/ Director Robert Townshend. His self financed film Hollywood SHUFFLE pokes fun at the struggles many black actors face whilst looking for an acting career in Hollywood. It's sad as well because many of these stereotypes are still true to this day. While progress has been made in the American Movie Industry, they still need to make more progress. This film showed people how the Movie making business handles the majority of young black actors who're trying to make it in the movies.

The story is about a young, talented and aspiring actor who wants to make it in Hollywood as a director. But when he tries out for roles, he meets a lot of stumbling blocks. Many of these are about his racial background (i.e. he's not black enough, he's too black, doesn't act black, etc. etc.). Eventually he's offered a role but will he throw away his dignity to accept it? Can young Robert make it in Hollywood without "selling out"? Will his peer drag him down? To find out you'll just have to watch Hollywood SHUFFLE.

Highly recommended film.

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