Pierre Delacroix(Damon Wayans) is a hip, young Harvard-educated writer who is the
sole person of color working for an upstart network with floundering ratings.
Now his boss, the ratings-hungry Thomas Dunwitty(Michael Rapaport), issues him a
searing ultimatum: come up with a hot, trend-setting, headline-making, urban hit
or get fired.
Feeling doomed, Delacroix decides to present the most outrageous, unbelievable
farce of stereotypical comedy he can imagine--hearkening back to the old days of
"black-face" minstrels with a variety show.
Incredibly, Delacroix's spoof turns into a ratings bonanza, a cultural phenomenon
that has the media pundits raving and audiences of all types howling.
For Delacroix, the runaway success of "Mantan The New Millennium Minstrel Show"
is the start of a rapid unraveling. Delacroix's ratings keep rocketing, but they
peak on a day that will change everything.
Also featuring: Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Mos Def