- All-Star Cast: While this normal for Robert Townsend, this the first time he used names this big.
- Stunt Casting: Where do we begin James Earl Jones as a neighbor, Bill Cosby (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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