Hollywood Shuffle

1987, Comedy, 1h 20m

27 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Hollywood Shuffle overcomes budgetary constraints with sharp humor and infectious energy, heralding the arrival of an exciting new filmmaking talent in the bargain. Read critic reviews

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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).

Cast & Crew

Robert Townsend
Bobby Taylor, Jasper, Speed, Sam Ace, Rambro
Anne-Marie Johnson
Lydia, Willie Mae, Hooker No. 5
Starletta DuPois
Bobby's Mother
Helen Martin
Bobby's Grandmother
Paul Mooney
President of NAACP
Lisa Mende
Casting Director
Robert Shafer
Commercial Director
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Donald, Jheri Curl
Robert Townsend
Screenwriter
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