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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    Spike Lee is a natural tree-shaker and grenade-thrower whose remarks to the press sometimes provoke deeper arguments about American culture than most of the softball "message" movies Hollywood lobs out for Oscar consideration. Few of his recent films have lived up to the early promise of Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, but even his misfires display a kind of intellectual daring that's increasingly difficult to find in movie theaters these days. Such is the case with Bamboozled, a potent but unfocused satire about the depiction of blacks in the media that ultimately collapses under the weight of its lofty ambitions. Paying homage at several points to its clear model, the seminal 1976 television-biz send-up Network, Lee's latest attack on institutionalized racism follows Harvard-educated black TV exec Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans). He responds to pressure from his boss (Michael Rapaport) to dream up a "cutting edge" new program that will boost the network's lagging ratings. Delacroix responds with a concept so offensive that he's sure it will be rejected out of hand: an old-fashioned minstrel show featuring two "Amos and Andy"-style characters clowning in blackface at a Southern plantation. To his surprise (but hardly the audience's), this shocking collection of racial stereotypes is quickly picked up for production, and the resulting show is an instant hit with white and black audiences alike. Writer-director-producer Lee is at home with the biting irony of the film's first section, and scenes, such as the one in which Delacroix urges the program's all-white writing staff to dig into its personal angst over the O.J. Simpson verdict ("How do you feel when the glove didn't fit?"), are hilariously on-target. The decision to shoot in digital video - currently the rage among indie filmmakers - fits Lee's fast-and-loose style, and the resulting gritty look works well in a film about television. Once the new show is up and running, however, basic story problems and a lack of clear direction begin to sap the film's momentum. For one thing, we're never given a convincing reason why Delacroix wants to create the most derogatory depiction of black people imaginable (an early suggestion that he's doing so to get fired and escape from his contract with the network just doesn't wash). The motivations of his brainy assistant (Nutty Professor II's Jada Pinkett-Smith) are similarly murky. Lee sets her up as the conscience of the piece, but if she's so knowledgeable about the cultural subjugation of blacks in American history, why does she go along with her Delacroix's horrifying idea in the first place? Wayans' over-the-top work as the pretentious Delacroix generates plenty of humorous moments, though his winking sketch-comedy approach often seems out of sync with the more realistic performances from the rest of the actors. Of these, Rapaport (Mighty Aphrodite) is the funniest as a white network executive who thinks he's down with the black folk because he's in an interracial marriage and has a wall covered with photos of African-American sports heroes. Tommy Davidson (Booty Call) and dancer/choreographer Savion Glover (Broadway's Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) are charming as the street performers Delacroix recruits to play the show's comedy-and-dance men, but Lee's attempts to flesh out their characters with some last-minute serious drama never really get anywhere. From his wry spoofing of commercials that mirror the minstrel show's black-faced antics to his chilling use of racist imagery from actual movies, TV shows and everyday objects, Lee has loaded Bamboozled with enough challenging ideas to power two or three such movies. However, by the time the film has dragged to the end of its taxing 136 minutes, it's clear he never found a way to shape those ideas into a satisfying whole.

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Savion Glover Actor Manray 1 1000003
Jada Smith Actor Sloan Hopkins 1 1000004
Tommy Davidson Actor Womack 1 1000005
Tommy Davidson Actor Sleep 'N Eat 1 1000006
Michael Rapaport Actor Dunwitty 1 1000007
Thomas Byrd Actor Honeycutt 1 1000008
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Dormeshia Sumbray-Edwards Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000020
Tyheesha Collins Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000021
Cartier Williams Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000022
Jason Bernard Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000023
Baakari Wilder Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000024
Sekou Torbet Actor (Pickaninny's) 1 1000025
Ahmir Thompson Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000026
Tarik Trotter Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000027
James Gray Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000028
Leonard Hubbard Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000029
Kyle Jones Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000030
Christopher Wynkoop Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000031
Jani Blom Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000032
Dina Pearlman Actor (Alabama Porch Monkey's) 1 1000033
Imhotep Byrd Actor Himself 1 1000034
Johnnie Cochran Actor Himself 1 1000035
Reverend Sharpton Actor Himself 1 1000036
Mira Sorvino Actor Herself 1 1000037
Matthew Modine Actor Himself 1 1000038
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Liza Peterson Actor (Casting Director) 1 1000040
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Tony Arnaud Actor Auditioning 'Digeroo-Doo Player' 1 1000042
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David Wain Actor Bunning 1 1000044
Ron Lawrence Actor Mau Mau's Engineer 1 1000045
Al Palagonia Actor Bobby 1 1000046
Mildred Clinton Actor Louise 1 1000047
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Tanesha Gary Actor Stacy 1 1000049
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Coati Mundi Actor Papo 1 1000052
Rodney Jackson Actor Stage Security Guard 1 1000054
Rafael Osorio Actor Stage Security Guard 1 1000055
Anna Hsieh Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000056
Chris Elsewhere Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000057
Cheryl Bowers Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000058
Julie Dretzin Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000059
Steven McElroy Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000060
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A.D. Miles Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000063
Daniel Milder Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000064
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Connie Freestone Actor Starlet 1 1000069
Rayietta Hill Actor Hottie 1 1000070
Johnathan Wallace Actor Dawg 1 1000071
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Judah Jacobs Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000075
Joanie Laurer Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000077
Luz Whitney Actor One of the Da Bomb Girls 1 1000078
Danny Hoch Actor Timmi Hillnigger 1 1000079
Josh Weinstein Actor (Mantan Writing Staff) 1 1000080
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Phil Schulz Location Scout n/a 311 5000011
Bryan Iler Location Scout n/a 311 5000012
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Hakim Quest Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000014
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Christopher Hall Camera Operator "A" camera operator 239 6000003
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Glenfield Payne Editor effects editor 172 7000004
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Peter Lale Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000030
Katie Wilkinson Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000031
Bruce White Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000032
Bill Benham Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000033
Rachel Bolt Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000034
Kate Musker Other viola(London Orchestra) 120795 26000035
Anthony Pleeth Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000036
Tony Lewis Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000037
Martin Loveday Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000038
David Daniels Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000039
Frank Schaefer Other celli(London Orchestra) 120795 26000040
Vic Fraser Other librarian(London) 120795 26000041
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Michael Charles Other paintings provider("Bamboozled" "Handini's Great Escape") 120795 26000048
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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.