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Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop Details


In this screen adaptation of his acclaimed one-man show, actor, writer, and performance artist [[Performer~P223214~Danny Hoch~dannyhoch]] explores the lives of a culturally diverse group of New Yorkers, often seen through the influence of hip-hop music. [[Performer~P223214~Hoch~dannyhoch]]'s characters include a kid in a wheelchair explaining the toll his mother's cocaine addiction has taken on him; a street vendor in the Bronx whose face-off with a cop is complicated when the policeman can't tell what race he is; an elderly Jewish woman who fears for the safety of her grandson, a social worker in an African-American community; a rap star discussing the shifting trends of hip-hop music; a Cuban man convinced that being on crutches hasn't hurt his dancing abilities; and [[Performer~P223214~Hoch~dannyhoch]] as himself, explaining how he came to be cast on an episode of Seinfeld and why he walked off the show. One of the characters in [[Performer~P223214~Hoch~dannyhoch]]'s original show, a white kid from Iowa named Flip who wants to be a gangsta rapper, became the basis for the film [[Feature~V180925~Whiteboys~whiteboyz]], which [[Performer~P223214~Hoch~dannyhoch]] starred in and wrote. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 5, 2000