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Encyclopedia > White Chicks
White Chicks
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Produced by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Written by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Starring Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) June 23, 2004
Running time 109 min.
Language English
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White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Keenen Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. The plot begins when two disgraced African American FBI sibling agents Kevin and Marcus Copeland (Shawn and Marlon Wayans) who are assigned the duty of protecting cruise line heiresses Brittany and Tiffany Wilson (parodying Paris and Nicky Hilton) from a kidnapping plot. Their supervisor Elliott Gordon (Frankie Faison) has given them this duty as a last resort to being fired from the agency given their recent reputation. When the Wilson sisters get a facial scar in a near miss car accident, they refuse to leave the hotel due to their appearance and in order to save their job, the Copeland brothers disguise themselves as white women in the form of Wilson sister lookalikes. Download high resolution version (430x640, 62 KB)White Chicks movie poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer best known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, which also starred Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, his brother Damon Wayans, David Alan... Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros. ... Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Comedy film is a film genre designed to be humorous. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer best known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, which also starred Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, his brother Damon Wayans, David Alan... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros. ... Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency. ... A cruise line is a company that operates cruise ships. ... For other uses, see inheritance (disambiguation). ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ...


The film received mostly poor critical reviews, with film critic Richard Roeper putting the film at #1 on his list of the worst films of 2004 amongst claims of unconvincing prosthetics, and was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, including "Worst Picture". However, the film was successful theatrically. It grossed $69,148,997 at the US box office and $113,048,997 worldwide. Richard Roeper (born October 17, 1959[1]) is a columnist/film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and, since September of 2000, has co-hosted Ebert & Roeper with fellow film critic Roger Ebert. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ...


There is some controversy regarding the racil nature of the film. It depicts black males in "white face," making fun of white people. Some of said that this points to igornace of many people in our society regarding sensitivity towards racial issues.

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Cast

Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros. ... Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in Im Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. ... Rochelle Aytes Rochelle Aytes (born May 17, 1976, is an American actress. ... Jaime King (born April 23, 1979) is an American film actress and is considered One of the worlds top fashion models.[1] She also goes by the names Jamie King and most especially James King, which was a childhood nickname given to King by her parents that she used... Brittany Daniel in a promotional picture for the movie Club Dread. ... Busy Philipps (born June 25, 1979 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA) is an American television and film actress. ... Jennifer Carpenter (born December 7, 1979 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American actress. ... Jessica Cauffiel (born March 30, 1976) is an American film and television actress. ... Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor and former football player. ... John Heard John Heard (born March 7, 1945 in Washington, DC, USA) is an American actor. ... Maitland Ward was born on February 3rd, 1977 in Long Beach, CA. Her birth name was Ashley Ward but when she started acting she was told to change her name because Ashley was too commonplace. ... Anne Dudek is an actress. ... Frankie Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison is one of those actors which many people may recognise, but not know his name. ... Image:LMunro. ... Edwin Eddie Velez (June 4, 1958 in New York City) is a Hispanic-American actor who stars in films and on television. ... Faune A. Chambers is an American actress. ...

See also

  • Cross-dressing in film and television

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Trivia

  • In the scene when Tori talks to her friends about Megan Vandergeld, when she says Megan was at Saks Fifth Avenue trying to "pull a Winona", is an obvious reference to the time when Winona Ryder shoplifted from a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.
  • The scene near the end of the movie when Heather and Megan fall from the rafter and are soaked by two buckets of red paint is reminiscent of the prom scene from Carrie.
  • The Vandergeld name is playing on the Vanderbilt name, of a prominent family of the United States. The original Dutch is "van der" (from the), in addition of Bilt (from the city name De Bilt); Vandergeld substitutes Bilt for Geld, which means money in Dutch.

Saks Fifth Avenue is a chain of upscale American department stores that is owned and operated by Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE), a subsidiary of Saks Incorporated. ... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Carrie (1974) was Stephen Kings first published novel and also one of his shortest. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... De Bilt is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

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White Chicks (1068 words)
White Chicks is a slapstick, silly, sometimes crude comedy with some jokes that leave you laughing, and others that fall very short of the mark.
The makeup job meant to establish the Wayans' as white women is one of the least convincing since Meryl Streep's rabbi in Angels in America.
White Chicks feels more like an idea for a TV sketch that would have been much fresher had it been inflated into a movie in the '90s.
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