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Hollywood Shuffle

Director: Robert Townsend Run Time: 81 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring: Robert Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, Craigus R Johnson

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).