GenreDrama, Comedy Running time1h 32m CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 10, 1999 (1999-09-10) WriterGarth Belcon (story), Danny Hoch (story), Garth Belcon (screenplay), Danny Hoch (screenplay), Marc Levin (screenplay), Richard Stratton (screenplay) ScreenplayDanny Hoch, Marc Levin, Garth Belcon, Richard Stratton CastDanny Hoch (Flip), Piper Perabo (Sara), Dr. Dre (Don Flip Crew #1), Fat Joe (Don Flip Crew #2), Eugene Byrd (Khalid), Dash Mihok (James)
TaglineThey dreamed of the ghetto...But they woke up in Iowa. SimilarDa Hip Hop Witch, Malibus Most Wanted, CB4
Whiteboyz (sometimes styled Whiteboys) is a 1999 American comedy film. The independent, limited release was written by Danny Hoch, Garth Belcon, Henri M. Kessler, Richard Stratton, and Marc Levin, and directed by Levin. The film opened to 37 theatres on the week of September 11, 1999.
The plot centers upon the coming of age and misadventures of three white youths from the small town of Holyoke, Iowa who, having been seduced by the fast money and easy women of the gangsta rap lifestyle, yearn to be African American. The trio of would-be hoodlums ventures to Cabrini–Green housing project in Chicago, Illinois, where they have crossovers with gangstas and the police in the climactic finale, the irrepressible leader of the white hoodlums is beaten up and they went back to Iowa and decided to stay there.
Despite having only a gross box office of $22,451 during its entire theatrical run, the film has broadcast many times on cable networks such as VH1, MTV2, HBO, and the Fuse Network. This film is also notably the first role for a then-unknown Piper Perabo.
Whiteboys is the soundtrack to the 1999 film, Whiteboyz, also spelled as Whiteboys. It was released on July 20, 1999 through TVT Records and consisted entirely of Hip hop. The soundtrack peaked at 145 on the Billboard 200 and 50 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and spawned one charting single "Come Get It", which made it to 73 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.