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Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monty Ross ...
Zachariah 'Zack' Homer
Donna Bailey ...
Ruth Homer
Stuart Smith ...
Thaddeus (Teapot)
Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
Nicholas Lovejoy
Horace Long ...
Joe Ballard
LaVerne Summer ...
Esquire
Africanus Rocius ...
Spinks
Robert Delbert ...
Fletcher
Alphonzo Lewis ...
Deacon
William Badgett ...
Silas
Herbert Burks ...
True God
Vanita Taylor ...
Jehovah's Witness
Lynn Dummett ...
Jehovah's Witness
Loretta Cragett ...
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Curtis Brown ...
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Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his "investor", Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and business is slow. One evening, Mr. Lovejoy shows up to offer Zack the same deal he gave to Joe. It could turn his business around, but what will he have to give in return? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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9 May 1987 (Japan)  »

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$11,000 (estimated)
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This was Spike Lee's first film as a director, writer and producer. He would not appear as an actor in any movies until She's Gotta Have It (1986). See more »

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Zachariah: I sure as hell don't do no faggoty curls!
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Early thesis film proves Spike Lee worthy of filmmaker
4 February 2002 | by (middlesex, nj) – See all my reviews

Joes Bed-Stuy Barbershop is Spike Lee's thesis film for NYU graduate school. With this film it is clear that Spike Lee would go on and make better and greater films. Spike Lee's film about a barber shop centers around the main character Zack. Zack takes over the barbershop after Joe is mysteriously murdered. But it becomes apparent that Zack will follow in Joe's footsteps down the wrong path. The movie is a glimpse into the world of an urban jungle where it's survival of the fittest whether you like it or not.


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