Bamboozled (2000)

Bamboozled
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 15mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Dave Lynch Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
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Kam Chan Foley Editor n/a 221 14000009
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Martin Bernstein Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000002
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Jon Bailey Assistant Engineer (London) 120997 15000016
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Alvin T Moore Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000013
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Mark Simon Set Dresser n/a 197 9000010
Jeff Naparstek Set Dresser n/a 197 9000009
Jen Martley Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000014
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Aisha Coley Casting n/a 179 10000001
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William Kolpin Set Dresser n/a 197 9000008
Donald Grant Set Dresser n/a 197 9000007
Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour Song Performer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") 120788 8000095
Bruce Hornsby Song Performer ("Shadowlands") 120788 8000096
Zach De La Rocha Song Performer ("Burn Hollywood Burn") 120788 8000094
India.Arie Song Performer ("In My Head" (credited as India.Arie)) 120788 8000093
Goodie Mob Song Performer ("Just a Song") 120788 8000092
Victor Kempster Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ford Wheeler Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
James W Callahan Set Dresser n/a 197 9000006
Robert A de Mar Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000005
Jeff Butcher Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000004
Harry Darrow Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Tuffy Questall Extras Casting (Tec Casting) 120851 10000003
Michael Alvarez Extras Casting extras casting associate 120851 10000004
Nathan J. Busch Hair Stylist key hairstylist 120799 13000008
Dale Brownell Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000009
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Careen Fowles Costumes assistant costumer 120828 13000006
Yolando Carter Costumes costume assistant 120828 13000005
Selena Miller Makeup n/a 353 13000010
Carol Rasheed Makeup n/a 353 13000011
Darlene Jackson Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000015
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Joan Winters Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000006
Eleanora Winslow Makeup Artist key makeup artist 120801 13000012
Ruth E. Carter Costume Designer n/a 169 13000004
Yvens de Thelismond Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000003
Leon Dudevoir Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
Michael Ray Charles Consultant visual consultant 120784 12000001
Sundi Lofty Extras Casting Assistant extras casting assistant intern 120970 10000007
Jaime Wilson Extras Casting Assistant extras casting assistant intern 120970 10000006
Traci Runcie Extras Casting extras casting associate 120851 10000005
Corin Gutteridge Consultant theatrical lighting consultant 120784 12000002
Earl Smith Liaison (40 Acres and a Mule) 121064 12000003
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Danielle Hollowell Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
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Judy Aley Research researcher 458 12000004
Suzanne Kelly Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000016
Joel Sevilla Animator n/a 483 23000009
Peter Lale Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000030
Katie Wilkinson Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000031
Michael Thompson Other horn(London Orchestra) 120795 26000029
Richard Watkins Other horn(London Orchestra) 120795 26000028
John Pigneguy Other horn(London Orchestra) 120795 26000027
Bruce White Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000032
Bill Benham Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000033
Tony Lewis Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000037
Martin Loveday Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000038
Anthony Pleeth Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000036
Kate Musker Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000035
Rachel Bolt Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000034
Nick Rodwell Other clarinet(London Orchestra) 120795 26000026
John Anderson Other oboe(London Orchestra) 120795 26000025
James Geyer Other scenic intern 120795 26000017
Chris Doogan Other scenic intern 120795 26000018
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Ann Sherrill Other scenic intern 120795 26000019
Jennifer Krause Other scenic intern 120795 26000020
Gavyn Wright Other orchestral leader 120795 26000024
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Raffaello Brown Other post-production intern 120795 26000022
Jane Grover Other scenic intern 120795 26000021
David Daniels Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000039
Frank Schaefer Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000040
Kedar Massenburg Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000059
L. Londell McMillan Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000060
David Levinthal Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000058
Christine LeGoff Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000057
Neil Leifer Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000056
Bill Stepney Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000061
William Strickland Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000062
Jackie Bazan Publicity n/a 120789 29000002
Butch Robinson Publicity electronic press kit 120789 29000001
Melvin Van Peebles Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000064
James Turner Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000063
Jean-Paul Gaultier Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000055
Mark Daniels Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000054
Jean Boudriot Publications Other CD-rom images 120795 26000046
Niel Leifer Other copyrighted photos of Muhammed Ali/Hank Aaron/Kareem Abdul Jabbar/Michael Jordan/Willie Mays/Mike Tyson in Dunwitty's Office 120795 26000047
Maggie Steber Other CD-rom images(SABA) 120795 26000045
Kathy Dempsey Other completion bond services(The Motion Picture Bond Company) 120795 26000042
Vic Fraser Other librarian(London) 120795 26000041
Michael Ray Charles Other paintings provider("Bamboozled" "Handini's Great Escape") 120795 26000048
James Baldwin Other quote from("No Name in the Street") 120795 26000049
Michael Ray Charles Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000053
Janet Cheatham Bell Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000052
Judy Aley Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000051
Eileen Ahearn Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000050
Jeff Taisey Other shop craftsman 120795 26000013
Tim Main Other shop craftsman 120795 26000012
Vic Nowak Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000012
Janelle Connor Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000013
Thomas J Heilig Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000011
John Coumarbatch Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Jack Condon Production Assistant (40 Acres and a Mule) 275 25000009
Proteus Spann Stand-In (for Damon Wayans) 121015 25000014
Asad Sankofa Stand-In (for Savion Glover) 121015 25000015
Chris Laurence Stand-In double bass(London Orchestra) 121015 25000019
Mary R Scully Stand-In double bass(London Orchestra) 121015 25000020
Parrish Hurley Stand-In (for Michael Rapaport) 121015 25000018
Leo Linton Stand-In (for Tommy Davidson) 121015 25000017
Noelia Warnette Stand-In (for Jada Pinkett-Smith) 121015 25000016
Yasmina B Alaoui Production Assistant (40 Acres and a Mule) 275 25000008
Rodney Jackson Production Assistant key production assistant 275 25000007
Robert Currie Assistant Props property assistant 120904 24000002
Mark Peltzer Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Nancy Griffith Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Common Song Performer ("The Light" (featuring Erykah Badu)) 120788 8000091
Sarah Frank Graphic Designer computer graphic designer 120860 23000008
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Leo Driver Production Assistant parking production assistant 275 25000003
Paul Morgan Stand-In double bass(London Orchestra) 121015 25000021
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Darren Ryan Other 25-frame playback 120795 26000010
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Elizabeth Wade Other production office intern(40 Acres and a Mule) 120795 26000008
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Kija Brooks Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000027
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Parrish McLean Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000029
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Jeff Ellerbee Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000030
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Lisa Ferreira Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000073
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Joanie Laurer Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000077
Luz Whitney Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000078
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Jon Kilik Producer n/a 3 3000002
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Danny Hoch Actor Timmi Hillnigger 1 1000079
Johnathan Wallace Actor Dawg 1 1000071
Rayietta Hill Actor Hottie 1 1000070
Katie MacNichol Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000062
A.D. Miles Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000063
Stephen Kunken Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000061
Steven McElroy Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000060
Julie Dretzin Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000059
Daniel Milder Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000064
Jason Winther Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000065
Connie Freestone Actor Starlet 1 1000069
Kim Director Actor Starlet 1 1000068
Renton Kirk Actor CNS Secutiry Guard 1 1000067
Ed Blunt Actor CNS Secutiry Guard 1 1000066
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Spike Lee Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
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Michael "Boogie" Pinckney Assistant Director 2nd assistant director 163 5000018
Colin Cumberbatch Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000016
Paul Hogan DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000015
Hakim Quest Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000014
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Ryan Viniotis Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000013
Bryan Iler Location Scout n/a 311 5000012
Colin Cumberbatch Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000004
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Tracey Hinds Assistant Director key 2nd assistant director 163 5000003
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Phil Schulz Location Scout n/a 311 5000011
LeRoy McCarthy Location Scout n/a 311 5000010
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Carolyn DeSousa Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
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Chris Elsewhere Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000057
Cartier Williams Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000022
Jason Bernard Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000023
Tyheesha Collins Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000021
Dormeshia Sumbray-Edwards Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000020
muMs Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000019
Baakari Wilder Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000024
Sekou Torbet Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000025
Leonard "Hub" Hubbard Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000029
Kyle "Scratch" Jones Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000030
James "Kamal" Gray Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000028
Tarik Trotter Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000027
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Charli Baltimore Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000018
DJ Scratch Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000017
Paul Mooney Actor Junebug 1 1000009
Sarah Jones Actor Dot 1 1000010
Thomas Jefferson Byrd III Actor Honeycutt 1 1000008
Michael Rapaport Actor Dunwitty 1 1000007
Jada Pinkett Smith Actor Sloan Hopkins 1 1000004
Gillian Iliana Waters Actor Verna 1 1000011
Susan Batson Actor Orchid Dothan 1 1000012
Canibus Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000016
Gano Grills Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000015
M C Serch Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000014
Yasiin Bey Actor (Mau Mau's) 1 1000013
Christopher Wynkoop Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000031
Jani Blom Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000032
Tanesha Marie Gary Actor Stacy 1 1000049
Shannon Walker Williams Actor Young Black Woman 1 1000050
Ephraim Benton Actor Tre 1 1000048
Mildred Clinton Actor Louise 1 1000047
Al Palagonia Actor Bobby 1 1000046
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Coati Mundi Actor Papo 1 1000052
Anna Hsieh Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000056
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Rodney Jackson Actor Stage Security Guard 1 1000054
La Bruja Actor Cuca 1 1000053
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David Wain Actor Bunning 1 1000044
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Mira Sorvino Actor Herself 1 1000037
Johnnie L Cochran Jr. Actor Himself 1 1000035
Imhotep Gary Byrd Actor Himself 1 1000034
Dina Pearlman Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000033
Matthew Modine Actor Himself 1 1000038
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Tuffy Questall Actor Auditioning 'Singer' 1 1000043
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Liza Jessie Peterson Actor (Casting Director) 1 1000040
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Leonard "Hub" Hubbard Song ("Mantan Show Music") 120859 8000054
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D Wolinski Song ("Hollywood") 120859 8000051
L Andre Fischer Song ("Hollywood") 120859 8000050
James "Kamal" Gray Song ("Mantan Show Music") 120859 8000055
Gerald Levert Song n/a 120859 8000056
James Yancey Song ("The Light") 120859 8000060
Bobby Caldwell Song ("The Light") 120859 8000061
Common Song ("The Light") 120859 8000059
Irving Lorenzo Song ("Charlie") 120859 8000058
Andy Gibson Song ("Dream with No Love") 120859 8000057
Charlie Baltimore Song ("Charlie") 120859 8000048
Gano Grills Song n/a 120859 8000046
Teron Beal Song ("One Night") 120859 8000038
Angie Stone Song n/a 120859 8000039
Allen Gordon Song ("One Night") 120859 8000037
Prince Song n/a 120859 8000036
Stevie Wonder Song n/a 120859 8000035
Ron Lawrence Song ("Blak iz Blak") 120859 8000040
Yasiin Bey Song ("Blak iz Blak") 120859 8000041
Tiffany Lane Song songs("Blak iz Blak" "Charlie") 120859 8000045
Craig muMs Grant Song ("Blak iz Blak") 120859 8000044
Michael Berrin Song ("Blak iz Blak") 120859 8000043
Germaine Williams Song ("Blak iz Blak") 120859 8000042
Norman Harris Song ("The Light") 120859 8000062
Bruce Malament Song ("The Light") 120859 8000063
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Profyle Song Performer ("One Night") 120788 8000077
Charlie Baltimore Song Performer ("Blak iz Blak" (featuring The Maumaus/Mos Def/Canibus/MC Serch/DJ Scratch/Mums/Gano Grills)) 120788 8000083
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Prince Song Performer ("2045 Radical Man") 120788 8000076
Stevie Wonder Song Performer ("Misrepresented People" "Some Years Ago") 120788 8000075
C Gipp Song ("Just a Song") 120859 8000067
W Knighton Song ("Just a Song") 120859 8000068
T Burton Song ("Just a Song") 120859 8000066
R Barnett Song ("Just a Song") 120859 8000065
DJ Muggs Song ("Just a Song") 120859 8000064
India.Arie Song n/a 120859 8000069
Blue Miller Song ("In My Head") 120859 8000070
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Zach De La Rocha Song n/a 120859 8000073
Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour Song ("Burn Hollywood Burn") 120859 8000072
Kenyatta Saunders Song ("Burn Hollywood Burn") 120859 8000071
Kenny Barron Performer piano(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120819 8000034
Tom Bowes Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000033
Tish Giffoni Editorial Assistant editing room assistant 120855 7000006
Geeta Gandbhir Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Kimberly R McCord Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000005
Glenfield Payne Editor effects editor 172 7000004
Blake Leyh Editor effects editor 172 7000003
John Parricelli Music guitar(London Orchestra) 120781 8000001
Julian Farrell Music bass clarinet(London Orchestra) 120781 8000002
Brice Winston Music tenor saxophone(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000006
Derek Nievergelt Music bass(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000005
Eric Harland Music drums(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000004
Jay Weigel Music music preparation(London) 120781 8000003
Barry Alexander Brown Editor n/a 172 7000002
Sam Pollard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Patrick Lindenmaier Color Timer n/a 120921 6000012
Jim Belletier Camera Assistant "A" camera 1st assistant 120867 6000013
Craig Seti Dailies dailies advisor 120999 6000011
Niel Leifer Photography 1968 Olympics Mexico City photograph 120835 6000010
David Levinthal Photography still photographs from("Blackface" (Santa Fe, New Mexico)) 120835 6000009
Kerwin DeVonish Camera Assistant "A" camera 2nd assistant 120867 6000014
Phillip A Todd Camera Assistant "B" camera 1st assistant 120867 6000015
Addy Smith Camera Assistant camera intern 120867 6000019
Leah Yananton Camera Assistant camera intern 120867 6000018
Keith Matthis Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000017
Kris Enos Camera Assistant "B" camera 2nd assistant 120867 6000016
Aaron Fletcher Music alto saxophone(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000007
Jeffrey Mironov Music guitar(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000008
Rita Manning Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000025
Boguslav Kostecki Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000026
Chris Tombling Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000024
Dave Woodcock Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000023
Perry Montague-Mason Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000022
Patrick Kiernan Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000027
Everton Nelson Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000028
Jackie Shave Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000032
John Bradbury Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000031
Simon Fischer Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000030
Vaughan Armon Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000029
Gary Kettel Performer percussion(London Orchestra) 120819 8000021
Frank Rocotti Performer percussion(London Orchestra) 120819 8000020
Isobel Griffiths Music Contractor Orchestra Contractor 121013 8000012
Linda Cohen Music Coordinator (New York City) 206 8000013
Terence Blanchard Music Conductor score conductor 120818 8000011
Alison Lacourse Music music assistant(New York City) 120781 8000010
Roger Rosenberg Music bass clarinet(New York Jazz Ensemble) 120781 8000009
Alex Steyermark Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000014
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Edward Simon Performer piano(London Orchestra) 120819 8000019
Terence Blanchard Performer Trumpet 120819 8000018
Andy Findon Performer alto flute Flutist(London Orchestra) 120819 8000017
Gavyn Wright Performer violin(London Orchestra) 120819 8000016
Gerald Levert Song Performer ("Dream with No Love") 120788 8000090
Synopsis
Pierre Delacroix is a young, Harvard-educated man who is the sole person of color writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. Now his boss, the ratings-hungry, culture-vulture Dunwitty, issues him a searing ultimatum: come up with a hot, trend-setting, headline-making, urban hit or get fired. Feeling doomed, Delacroix decides to present the most outrageous, unbelievable farce of stereotypical comedy he can imagine - hearkening back to the old days of "black-face" minstrel shows with a variety show featuring Mantan, a homeless tap dancer, and his sidekick Womack. Incredibly, Delacroix's spoof turns into a ratings bonanza, a cultural phenomenon that has the media pundits raving and audience of all types howling. But, for Delacroix, the runaway success of "Mantan: The New Millennium Minstrel Show" is the start of a rapid unraveling.
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