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Release Date: September 10, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «They dreamed of the ghetto...But they woke up in Iowa.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   Bac Films
Director    :   Marc Levin
Producers    :   John Sloss, Henri M. Kessler, David Peipers
Writers    :   Marc Levin, Danny Hoch, Danny Hoch, Richard Stratton, Garth Belcon, Garth Belcon
RunTime    :   92 mins.

In a virtually all-white Iowa town, Flip daydreams of being a hip-hop star, hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. He practices in front of a mirror and with his two pals, James and Trevor. He talks Black slang, he dresses Black. He's also a wannabe pusher, selling flour as cocaine. And while he talks about "keeping it real," he hardly notices real life around him: his father's been laid off, his mother uses Food Stamps, his girlfriend is pregnant, James may be psychotic, one of his friends (one of the town's few Black kids) is preparing for college, and, on a trip to Chicago to try to buy drugs, the cops shoot real bullets. What will it take for Flip to get real?

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