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Hollywood Shuffle

An actor (Robert Townsend) imagines, in vignettes, how Hollywood stereotypes his race.

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Hollywood Shuffle


Comedy80 Mins1987R

Aspiring actor and hot-dog stand employee Bobby Taylor (Robert Townsend) catches the ire of his grandmother (Helen Martin) for auditioning for a role in the regrettably titled exploitation film "Jivetime Jimmy's Revenge." When Tinseltown Studios casts Taylor in the title role, he has a series of conflicted dreams satirizing African-American stereotypes in Hollywood, and must reconcile his career goals with his desire to remain a positive role model for his little brother (Craigus R. Johnson).


  • Hilarious
  • Profound
  • Dreamy