Zebrahead

Zebrahead

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Director: Anthony Drazan

Cast: Anthony Drazan, N'Bushe Wright, Paul Butler, DeShonn Castle

     
 

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Anthony Drazan's interracial love story Zebrahead comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is a decent disc fromSee more details below

Overview

Anthony Drazan's interracial love story Zebrahead comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is a decent disc from Columbia/TriStar that offers solid picture and sound quality, but little else. Genre enthusiasts and fans of Michael Rappaport should be satisfied, but there may not be enough here to interest the average DVD consumer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
This urban love story-cum-sociological drama packs some fine performances, choice dialogue, and keen insight before it takes a sharp left turn and sinks in muddy political waters. Michael Rapaport deserves every job he ever landed on the strength of his performance here. Playing a cultural chameleon with a wry sense of humor, Barry White-bedroom moves, and a lot of paternal resentment, Rapaport lets his character's many layers creep into focus only when necessary. The pent-up conflicts between Zack and his slothful, sex-obsessed father give Rapaport and Ray Sharkey plenty of sharply written little scenes. Drazan also includes all sorts of small details about Zack's family and about Detroit itself that lend the character an air of authenticity and give the story a subtle depth. Unfortunately, the screenplay doesn't devote as much detail to N'Bushe Wright's Nikki, who's pretty much defined by her relationships to Zack and her family. Still, the actress does what she can with an underwritten role, and there are some nice scenes between Nikki and her fierce mother, played superbly by Candy Ann Brown. The rest of the principals prove uniformly fine, from DeShonn Castle's affable, wisecracking Dee to Ron Johnson's thuggish but charismatic Nut. If Drazan simply allowed these characters to act as they would in real life, Zebrahead would be a better film. Instead, the director throws in overwrought plot developments and lots of debates in which minor characters espouse philosophical viewpoints with all the naturalism of sock puppets. Thankfully, most of this nonsense occurs in the film's final reel, making most of Zebrahead a pleasure to watch.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2002
UPC:
0043396083370
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus Trailers ; Interactive Menus ; Scene Selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
N'Bushe Wright Nikki
Paul Butler Otis Wimms
DeShonn Castle Dee Wimms
Candy Ann Brown Marlene
Dan Ziskie Mr. Cimino
Kevin Corrigan Dominic
Michael Rapaport Zack Glass
Lois Bendler Dominic's Mother
Luke Reilly Mr. Modell
Martin Priest Saul
Ron Johnson Nut
Ray Sharkey Richard Glass
Helen Shaver Diane
Lz Granderson Larry
William Ozier Reverend
Shula Van Buren Michelle
Marsha Florence Mrs. Wilson
Glenn Dossin Waiter
Shirley Benyas Helen
Jason Willinger Bobby
Jon Seda Vinnie
Jade Marisa Thomas Kathy
Bobby Joe Travis Angel
Liana Pai Connie
Idina Harris Nadine
Taunesha Butler Brenda
Tycie Person Sophie
Abdul Hassan Sharif Al
Londie Jermain Fuller Jasmine
Yvette Hawkins Margaret
Diane Jones Mrs. Jones
Harold Hogan Marlene's Boyfriend
Alberta Watson Phyliss
Lara Kramer Robin
Andrew Berlin Jake

Technical Credits
Anthony Drazan Director,Screenwriter
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Penny Barrett Set Decoration/Design
Matthew Coppola Associate Producer
Charles Darby Production Manager
Jeff Dowd Producer
Elizabeth Kling Editor
Taj Mahal Score Composer
Charles Mitchell Producer
Carol Oditz Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Stone Executive Producer
MC Serch Musical Direction/Supervision
Naomi Shohan Production Designer
Dan Whifler Art Director
Don Wilkerson Asst. Director
William F. Willett Producer
Stan Wlodkowski Producer
Janet Yang Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:19]
2. Fuel Leaks [1:45]
3. Late Passes [3:07]
4. Dad's Homework [4:29]
5. Hangin' in the Hallways [1:29]
6. Lunch Scene [3:22]
7. At Dee's House [3:03]
8. Zack Meets Nikki [3:41]
9. Nut & Nikki [1:58]
10. Love or Sex? [7:12]
11. Zack Picks Up Nikki [3:26]
12. Saul's Melody Land [3:21]
13. What People Think [2:56]
14. Dad Meets Nikki [5:14]
15. Moving Day [5:15]
16. Extending an Invitation [1:08]
17. The Party [7:00]
18. Inside Nut's Shell [3:39]
19. Apologies to Dee [2:59]
20. Zack Rebuffed [2:14]
21. Jealous Rival [1:13]
22. Skateland [2:43]
23. Violent Confrontation [2:56]
24. The Funeral [4:08]
25. A Quick Hello [1:36]
26. Locker Graffiti [5:20]
27. "Stick With Your Tribe." [2:09]
28. The Meaning of It All [1:39]

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