Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

Black Acting School

Bobby (Robert Townsend) introduces Hollywood’s first Black Acting School, complete with Jive Talk 101 and other offensive stereotypes.

Directed by Robert Townsend.

Released in 1987 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Instructor
  • character-type: Actor
  • action: Act
  • action: Teach
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Spoofs and Satire
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Showbiz Comedies
  • mood: Funny
  • setting: Hollywood
  • theme: Diversity
  • theme: Race
  • actor: Jimmy Woodard
  • actor: Robert Townsend
  • director: Robert Townsend
  • producer: Richard Cummings Jr.
  • producer: Robert Townsend
  • producer: Carl Craig
  • cinematographer: Peter Deming
  • composer: Patrice Rushen
  • composer: Udi Harpaz
  • editor: W.O. Garrett
  • production-designer: Melba Katzman Farquhar
  • role-name: Rambro
  • role-name: Speed
  • role-name: Tyrone
  • role-name: Advanced Student
  • role-name: Jasper
  • role-name: Bobby Taylor
  • role-name: Sam Ace
  • role-name: Basketball Player
  • screenwriter: Robert Townsend
  • screenwriter: Dom Irrera
  • screenwriter: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • year: 1987
  • studio: MGM