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Writers (WGA):
Chris Rock (story) &
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Release Date:
12 March 1993 (USA) See more »
Sex, Rhymes and keepin' it real. See more »
A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris Rock ... Albert / MC Gusto

Allen Payne ... Euripides / Dead Mike

Deezer D ... Otis / Stab Master Arson

Chris Elliott ... A. White

Phil Hartman ... Virgil Robinson

Charlie Murphy ... Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)

Khandi Alexander ... Sissy

Art Evans ... Albert Sr.

Theresa Randle ... Eve

Willard E. Pugh ... Trustus

Ty Granderson Jones ... 40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)

Rachel True ... Daliha
Victor Wilson ... Lt. Davenport

Richard Gant ... Baa Baa Ack

J.D. Daniels ... Ben

Stoney Jackson ... Wacky Dee

Isaac Hayes ... Owner

LaWanda Page ... Grandma

Louisa Abernathy ... Mrs. Otis

Shar Jackson ... Tamika (as Sharisse Jackson)
Daphne Jones ... Tashana
Saba Shawel ... Tawana

Vanessa Lee Chester ... Talona
Chasiti Hampton ... Tee Tee
Wayne 'Crescendo' Ward ... Biscuit Diner
John Walcutt ... Director

Jeremiah Birkett ... Malik
Christopher J. Keene ... Accountant

Lance Crouther ... Well Dressed Man
Shirley Hemphill ... 976-Sexy
Mari J. Sahley ... 976-Piss
Al Clegg ... 976-Diss
LaVerne Anderson ... Video Set Dancer
Sonee Thompson ... Video Set Dancer
Gerard G. Williams ... Inmate
Melvin Jones ... Inmate
Cathy Giannone ... Diner
Bill Haller ... Diner
Kenneth Menard ... Diner
Loretta Jean ... Diner (as Loretta Jean Crudup)

Mary Ann Hermansen ... Sun
Robbin Tasha-Ford ... Shine

Renee Tenison ... Twin
Rosie Tenison ... Twin

Niketa Calame ... Albertina
Jedda Jones ... Waitress

Ice-T ... Himself

Halle Berry ... Herself

Ice Cube ... Himself

Flavor Flav ... Himself

Shaquille O'Neal ... Himself
Eazy-E ... Himself (as Eazy E)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennifer Bailey ... Dancer #1 (uncredited)
Butthole Surfers ... Cameo (uncredited)

Tommy Davidson ... Weird Warren (uncredited)
Gibby Haynes ... Himself (uncredited)
Valentina ... Otis' Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Tamra Davis 
Writing credits
Chris Rock (story) &
Nelson George (story)

Chris Rock (screenplay) &
Nelson George (screenplay) and
Robert LoCash (screenplay)

Produced by
Sean Daniel .... executive producer
William Fay .... co-producer
Nelson George .... producer
Brian Grazer .... executive producer
Chris Rock .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Barnes 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
Production Design by
Nelson Coates 
Art Direction by
Martin Charles 
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
Costume Design by
Bernie White 
Makeup Department
Kim D. Davis .... makeup artist
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor (as Terra Mair-Abroms)
David Witz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria L. Melograne .... assistant director (as Maria Melograne)
Rip Murray .... assistant director
Art Department
Thomas Cooper .... propmaker
Bryan Corbett .... propmaker
Marcus Epps .... set dresser
Cliff Lane .... assistant props (as Clifford Lane)
Tamara Murphy .... on-set dresser
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Karen Steward .... set designer
John Stone .... construction foreman
Michael Whetstone .... lead man
Sound Department
Bill Baldwin .... first assistant sound editor
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
Zack Davis .... sound editor
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
José Antonio García .... sound mixer
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Steve Kohler .... sound
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising adr editor
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... foley artist
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects
Jon P. Mooers .... standby special effects
Randy Fife .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Robair Sims .... stunt performer
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Cameraman
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard M. Butkus Jr. .... electrician
Alan Caso .... Steadicam operator
Loren Corl .... key grip
Andreas Crawford .... dolly grip
Kevin Dean .... grip
Alan Frazier .... electrician
Austin Goss .... gaffer
Brandon James .... film loader
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: "a" camera/Steadicam
Scott Webb .... best boy electric
Kassa Zakadi .... still photographer
Phillip Darlington .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Leah Daniels Butler .... casting assistant (as Leah Daniels)
Cheryl Faye .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Sylvester .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Kelly Stone .... post-production assistant
Scott C. Wilson .... additional editor (music videos in film)
Paul Wojciechowski .... trailer editor
Location Management
Rick Rothen .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Gaber .... assistant music editor
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Bill Stephney .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Tina M. Arter-Duquette .... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Other crew
Jeffrey Berk .... assistant production coordinator
William J. Branca .... consultant
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
Belinda Ellis .... production coordinator
Susan Gee .... production financing
Jeannette Godoy .... choreographer
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Tracy Mallozzi .... assistant to director
John V. Stuckmeyer .... completion executive
Leyla Türkkan .... publicist
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
James Lumb .... assistant: the co-producer (uncredited)
William J. Branca .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Euripides:Did you know a black man invented ice cream?
Albert:No, no, no. Now how the hell a black man gonna invent ice cream in hot-ass Africa? Tell me that!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Firm (1993)See more »
Steady Mobbin'See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Oldskool at its best., 2 January 2000
Author: nailed-3 from Austin, TX

This movie is a classic. I had wanted to see it when I was younger, but of course I wasn't allowed to. I saw this a few months ago and it was even better now. This is one of Chris Rock's best performances, he nails the role of a rapper perfectly (not to mention his costume...). The movie was one of the first to feature parody raps and they are great, considering this film was Pre-Insane Clown Posse and the like. "Sweat from my balls" still makes me laugh every time I hear it.

Some might say this does not transfer to the new rap school, but It definitely does. If you were once a fan of oldschool rap or are still a fan of rap, this movie is definitely worth checking out.

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