Bamboozled | 2000

Drama, Comedy
A black writer for a fledgling network hungry for a hit delivers a script for a modern-day minstrel show, which becomes a hit.

Cast

... Pierre Delacroix

Actor

... Mantan

Actor

... Sloan Hopkins

Actor

... Womack

Actor

... Dunwitty

Actor

... Honeycutt

Actor

... Junebug

Actor

... Dot

Actor

... Verna

Actor

... Orchid Dothan

Actor

... Big Black

Actor

... 1/16th Black

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

Production Company

Balsmeyer & Everett Inc

Production Company

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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