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CB4 (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 12 March 1993 (USA)
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A "rapumentary", 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Willard E. Pugh ...
40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Victor Wilson ...
Lt. Davenport
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A "rapumentary", 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, Rhymes and keepin' it real. See more »


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

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Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CB4 - The Movie  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As Chris Rock narrates the movie, he compares the real Gusto to Nino Brown. Nino Brown was the main drug lord in the movie New Jack City (1991) in which Rock and Allen Payne co-starred. See more »


Rachel True (Albert's girlfriend) calls him Arthur instead of Albert on the stairs of the scene at his mother's house. See more »


Trustus: Do you cuss on your records?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you defile women with your lyrics?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you fondle your genitalia on stage?
Albert: Whenever possible.
Trustus: Do you glorify violence or advocate the use of guns as a way of solving a simple dispute?
CB4: [pull out guns]
Trustus: Ok! Ok! Final question. Do you guys respect anything at all?
CB4: Not a goddamn thing.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Chris Rock is shown playing Cheap Pete who asks a newspaper vendor how much a newspaper costs. When he finds out it's too expensive he asks to pay 15 cents and for the vendor to read him the good news. See more »


It's Alright
Written by Henrick Rasmussen, Traci Spencer and Sir Spence
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Surprisingly high quality comedy, full of funny details and ideas
7 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is really funny movie. It's well made in every way. Comedy must be one of the most difficult "art" forms, alongside with horror. It's very well written, the timing is good, actors are good. Full of good ideas. And it's not only funny, it's also kind of sad, humane and beautiful. It's made with love.

This movie makes you want to forget all the BIG, Tupac and Suge Knight sh*t. The people in this movie have beef also, but it seems more like they are playing: They are not serious psychopaths like some. But anyway, after the rap world has experienced very seriously what playing with guns does in real life, it's a little confusing feeling to notice that you're laughing to these guys who are popping' their machine guns. But if you can take it as humor and all that, it's good movie. After all, these guys didn't kill anybody.

But in the end, under the "irony" and humor, there is some small but serious messages and lessons to learn if somebody wants to.

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