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CB4 (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  12 March 1993 (USA)
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A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

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Virgil Robinson
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Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
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Sissy
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Albert Sr.
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Eve
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Trustus
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40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
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Ben
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A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Sex, rap and family values? See more »

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Rated R for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

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CB4 - The Movie  »

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$17,953,778 (USA)
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Chris Rock re-enacts his crack smoking scene (with the same facial expressions and wearing the same clothing) from the film New Jack City (1991). See more »

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When the guy punches Trustus's corpse in the casket, he gives it a black eye. This is impossible, as a black eye is a collection of blood underneath the skin, and the blood is drained from a processed corpse and replaced with formalin. See more »

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Albert Sr.: You ain't tough. There are real some kids out there that are going to kick your narrow ass. You ain't from the street, I'm from the street. And only somebody who wasn't would think it was something to glorify.
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Lifeline
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Fairly on-point parody of the rap industry.....
13 February 1999 | by (Hempstead, New York) – See all my reviews

When CB4 lampoons the rap industry (and its image in white society), this movie really rolls. When it goes back to the 'plot' of the film (involving some jailed gangster and his revenge on CB4), you might have to fight to stay awake. Thankfully, the first hour of the movie is content to be a satire, and takes many well-aimed shots at 'gangsta rap' and the stereotypes it perpetrates. However, as soon as CB4 begin to wonder what they've become, you might want to hit the ol' fast-forward button. (Melodrama and cliched plot are murder for satires.) Chris Rock is funny as always, and the rest of the cast is surprisingly solid.


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