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* AllStarCast: While this normal for Robert Townsend, this the first time he used names this big. See HeyItsThatGuy since its too many to name here.
** For what it's worth, there was one white person in a major role: Frank "[[{{Series/Batman}} The Riddler]]" Gorshin appears as the drug kingpin Mr. Byers.
** And what seems to be the only white teacher that Jeff works with is tormented by a kid.
** Its justified with the ghetto in DC being the setting. I think the mayor is cast as white if he's in the movie, since I doubt Marion Barry was the mayor at the time.

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* AllStarCast: While this normal for Robert Townsend, this the first time he used names this big. See HeyItsThatGuy since its too many to name here.\n** For what it's worth, there was one white person in a major role: Frank "[[{{Series/Batman}} The Riddler]]" Gorshin appears as the drug kingpin Mr. Byers.\n** And what seems to be the only white teacher that Jeff works with is tormented by a kid.\n** Its justified with the ghetto in DC being the setting. I think the mayor is cast as white if he's in the movie, since I doubt Marion Barry was the mayor at the time.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Lots of big names and (at the time of the release) unknowns.
** Creator/BillCosby
** [[TheJeffersons Florence the Maid]] is his mother.
** [[{{Benson}} Benson]] Is his father.
** [[{{Houseguest}} Sinbad]] has a relatively small role.
** [[{{Friday}} Pops, Deebo and Big Worm]] all have minor roles.
*** Tiny Lister could count as the dragon, but still a minor role.
** Big Daddy Kane is the second in command.
** LutherVandross has a non-speaking role as a hitman (in a movie where nobody dies.)
** [[SanfordAndSon Lamont's Aunt Ester]] is one of the nurses.
** Anyone who has seen The Five Heartbeats will instantly recognize Bird, one of their rivals, is the BigBad and leader of the Lords.
** UndercoverBrother is the best friend.
** [[IronMan War Machine/Iron Patriot]] is the Lords' enforcer, (snicker) Goldilocks.
** It seems [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Will's Aunt Janice]] found success as a TV reporter.

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* AllStarCast: While this normal for Robert Townsend, this the first time he used names this big. See HeyItsThatGuy since its too many to name here.
** For what it's worth, there was one white person in a major role: Frank "[[{{Series/Batman}} The Riddler]]" Gorshin appears as the drug kingpin Mr. Byers.
** And what seems to be the only white teacher that Jeff works with is tormented by a kid.
** Its justified with the ghetto in DC being the setting. I think the mayor is cast as white if he's in the movie, since I doubt Marion Barry was the mayor at the time.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Lots of big names and (at the time of the release) unknowns.
** Creator/BillCosby
** [[TheJeffersons Florence the Maid]] is his mother.
** [[{{Benson}} Benson]] Is his father.
** [[{{Houseguest}} Sinbad]] has a relatively small role.
** [[{{Friday}} Pops, Deebo and Big Worm]] all have minor roles.
*** Tiny Lister could count as the dragon, but still a minor role.
** Big Daddy Kane is the second in command.
** LutherVandross has a non-speaking role as a hitman (in a movie where nobody dies.)
** [[SanfordAndSon Lamont's Aunt Ester]] is one of the nurses.
** Anyone who has seen The Five Heartbeats will instantly recognize Bird, one of their rivals, is the BigBad and leader of the Lords.
** UndercoverBrother is the best friend.
** [[IronMan War Machine/Iron Patriot]] is the Lords' enforcer, (snicker) Goldilocks.
** It seems [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Will's Aunt Janice]] found success as a TV reporter.
* StuntCasting: Where do we begin James Earl Jones as a neighbor, Creator/BillCosby (no lines), Marla Gibbs and Sinbad. Gibbs has the biggest role, she plays the protagnist's mother. Also from the music industry, Luther Vandross (also no lines), Big Daddy Kane, Another Bad Creation, Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature and Jazz singer Nancy Wilson.
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