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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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Baa Baa Ack
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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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Trivia

According to Charlie Murphy, after his first audition for the gangster Gusto, Chris Rock told him to act meaner. For his second audition, Murphy brought a real loaded gun to his audition and he got the part. The gun belonged to Ray Murphy Jr.. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Albert Sr.: Don't be wasting my electricity on that rap mess.
Albert: But, pop...
Albert Sr.: Don't "but" me. I'll beat your ass in front of your woman.
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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 »

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References The Jeffersons (1975) See more »

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Stick 'Em Up
Written by Beastie Boys (as The Beastie Boys) and W. Fite
Performed by Hurricane featuring Beastie Boys (as The Beastie Boys) and W. Fite
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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The Greatest Rapumentary of all Time
16 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the fact that they pretty much play on the myth that most rappers are essentially middle class kids who've never even smelled the ghetto but try to pass themselves off as true "gangstas". Chris Rock and the rest of the cast make this one of the funniest movies of all time as well as a great commentary on the music business. Also, Allen Payne shows that he has a great flair for comedy as he plays Rip and Candy Alexander shines as Cissy. She pretty much has fun playing the stereotypical groupie that everyone has written about from rockers to rappers. This film really is a classic.


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