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Zebrahead (1992)

Director: Anthony Drazan     Starring: Michael Rapaport Ray Sharkey
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40167898
UPC: 043396083370
UPC 14: 00043396083370
Rating: Game Rating Code
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It's about change... it's about time.
If america is a melting pot, its public schools are white-hot cauldron of conflict. In detroit, with its potent mix of races and beliefs, two young men dare to cross the color line and form a friendship. Despite their friendship, no one is prepared when zack begins dating dee's beautiful cousin, nikki.

"Benefits from realistic dialogue, and a candid take on the characters' lives and feelings...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"Absolutely superb!  David Sheehan, KNBC-TV

Editor's Note
In Detroit, Zack (Michael Rapaport), a white Jewish teen, is immersed in African. American culture. When he starts dating Nikki (N'Bushe Wright), the sister of his best friend, Dee (Deshonn Castle)--who is black--he has to face unexpected racial prejudice. Though Zack's womanizing dad (Ray Sharkey) is proud of him, trouble comes from both Nikki's mother as well as Nut (Ron Johnson), another black teen in the neighborhood who wants Nikki for himself. ZEBRAHEAD was produced by Oliver Stone and was the winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/7/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 08337
Video UPC UPC: 00043396083370
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Kevin Corrigan
Video Cast Info Lois Bendler
Video Cast Info Deshonn Castle
Video Cast Info Michael Rapaport
Video Cast Info N'Bushe Wright
Video Cast Info Ray Sharkey
Video Cast Info Anthony Drazan - Director
Video Cast Info Maryse Alberti - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Elizabeth King - Editor
Video Cast Info Taj Mahal - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Matthew Coppola, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Naomi Shohan - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Anthony Drazan - Writer
Plot Summary
Zach, a student at an inner city high school, takes a liking to the new girl in class -- who just happens to be his best friend's cousin. Her name is Nikki, and she's a black student from East New York starting over in Detroit. He, by contrast, is a Jew with a penchant for black culture -- especially rap music. Zach and Nikki's relationship polarizes their families and friends, revealing hidden, underlying prejudices.| Surprisingly, and sadly, internal beliefs as well as external forces rip the young lovers apart.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...An often-humorous, low-budget gem....The stunning final images of dual embraces - one out of love, one out of hate - proves that Zebrahead earns its stripes..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 10/23/1992 p.8D

Washington Post 8 of 10
...goes beyond skin color to the heart of the matter. Basically Drazan's written and directed a brash, rap-heavy, two-tone version of Romeo And Juliet, noisy but sweet... the real slang Drazan gleaned from a research trip to Yonkers High School enlivens the profanely funny script. - Rita Kempley

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Sharkey,Ray
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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