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The Making Of Underclassman
Feature Commentary With Director Marcos Siega And Co-Writers David T. Wagner And Brent Goldberg
“This fast-paced action comedy stars Nick Cannon (Drumline, Roll Bounce) as a streetwise detective who goes undercover and ends up in over his head! Tracy “Tre” Stokes (Cannon) is a rookie bike cop who finally gets the kind of heavyweight assignment he’s been begging for: find the killer of a student at an elite private school! What he discovers is a plot more deadly than anyone imagined! With danger … and preppies everywhere, Tre will need his hip personality to fit in and his unorthodox style of investigation to crack the case! Packed with high-octane laughs and featuring Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2) and Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King), Underclassman delivers over-the-top entertainment!”
Underclassman is rated PG-13 violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking.
Fortunately, Nick Cannon has a good supporting cast. X-Men fans will be glad to see Shawn (Iceman) Ashmore as Rob Donovan and Kelly (Deathstryke) Hu as Lisa Brooks. They’re not given much to do, but they’re stronger in the film than Cannon. Cheech Marin is not used very well in the film as Captain Victor Delgado. And unfortunately Roselyn Sanchez, though beautiful, is completely wasted in the film as Karen Lopez. Her character has no purpose in the film other than to give Cannon a love interest besides Cheech.
Deleted Scenes There’s actually quite a few deleted scenes. The first is an alternate version of the opening bust scene where Cannon pretends to be a gang member. Other deleted scenes show more of Cannon flirting with Roselyn Sanchez. They even go on a romantic beach cleanup together. Other scenes show more of the principal from the film.
The Making Of Underclassman This is your standard “making of” video with interviews with the cast and crew, behind the scenes footage, and other such stuff. Cannon giggles a lot as he’s interviewed.
Cast Auditions All of the secondary cast members are shown auditioning for their roles in this movie.
Feature Commentary With Director Marcos Siega And Co-Writers David T. Wagner And Brent Goldberg Cannon executive produces this film, yet he doesn’t take part in the commentary? What up wit dat?
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