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CB4 (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 12 March 1993 (USA)
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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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 "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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Comedy | Music

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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

At the end of the movie, there is a scene in which 'Rock, Chris' haggles idiotically with Isaac Hayes. This is a spoof of a similar conversation between the same two actors in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), in which Chris Rock played a customer at Isaac Hayes' rib joint. See more »

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

Quotes

Albert: Man, she ain't nuttin' but a groupie with a pen.
Eve: I hear a pen is all you have in your pants and it's already out of ink.
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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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Referenced in Home Movies: Time to Pay the Price (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Otha Fish
Written by Tré Hardson (as Trevant Hardson), Romye Robinson and John Barnes III
Performed by The Pharcyde
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Surprisingly high quality comedy, full of funny details and ideas
7 April 2006 | by (Finland) – 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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