Hollywood Shuffle

Hollywood Shuffle

A FILM BY: Robert Townsend
WRITTEN BY: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans
STARRING: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin

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).

Technical Information

Production Year: 1987
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 78 mins
Format: 35mm