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Chris Rock (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The second HBO stand-up special by Chris Rock. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
...a true master of his art... See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Chris Rock ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nelson George ... Himself (uncredited)
Monteria Ivey ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Tony Rock ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Keith Truesdell 
 
Writing credits
Chris Rock (written by)

Produced by
Tom Bull .... producer
Sandy Chanley .... executive producer
Chris Rock .... executive producer
Michael Rotenberg .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Brian Schnuckel 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Gordon .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Scott Butler .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Helene Haviland .... camera operator
Sarah Obermeier Kraatz .... electrician (as Sarah Obermeier)
Jon Purdy .... camera operator
 
Other crew
William J. Branca .... consultant
Curtis DeMartini .... assistant to producer
Doug Ramsey .... technical director
Mark Taylor .... production executive
 
Thanks
Jessica Banks .... special thanks
Dave Becky .... special thanks
William J. Branca .... very special thanks
Andrew Dice Clay .... special thanks
Malaak Compton .... special thanks
Chris Farley .... special thanks
Nelson George .... special thanks
Michael Gruber .... special thanks
Reginald Hudlin .... special thanks (as Reggie Hudlin)
Monteria Ivey .... special thanks
Bradley Jenkel .... special thanks (as Brad Jenkel)
Mario Joyner .... special thanks (as Mario Joiner)
Method Man .... special thanks (as Methodman)
Lorne Michaels .... special thanks
Eddie Murphy .... special thanks
Julius Rock .... dedicated to the memory of
Rose Rock .... special thanks
Tony Rock .... special thanks
Rick Rubin .... special thanks
Adam Sandler .... special thanks
Damon Wayans .... special thanks
Shawn Wayans .... special thanks (as Sean Wayans)
 

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58 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Andrew Dice Clay helped Rock prepare for the special. He helped Rock to take particular care in his stage presence and his wardrobe. Clay receives a special thanks in the closing credits.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Rock:We don't need the Death Penalty, we have the tossed salad man! If I had to choose between the Electric Chair and the tossed salad man I'd be going "Where do you plug this thing in? Shouldn't I be wet?"See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Touch Me, Tease MeSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
...a true master of his art..., 19 February 2005
Author: FredNGeorgeRockMySocks from Tampa, Florida

*bows*

All hail Chris Rock, one of the finest stand-up comedians I have ever seen.

"Bring The Pain" is simply amazing, a total riot from start to finish. Chris Rock discusses life, relationships, racism, society, politics, and controversial figures such as OJ Simpson, Marion Barry, and even the President -- speaking not only from personal experience but also keen observations. You will laugh your arse off -- he's witty, insightful, sagacious, and always brutally honest.

If you want to see a true master of his art, go rent Chris Rock's DVD "Never Scared" (which contains "Bring The Pain"). Oh, and a word to the wise; don't try to eat or drink near punchlines. You *will* get coke up your nose and/or choke. This nearly happened to me during the scene where he talks about Martin Luther King -- one of my favorites, not only because it's hysterical, but also because it's a shining example of his perceptiveness.

So go watch it! ;) - Kate

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