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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:
Chris Rock's coming out party 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)

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:
In closing credits, special thanks is given to "Little Penny". This was a puppet for which Rock provided the voice in a series of Nike commercials with Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Rock:We need prayer in the schools? We don't need prayer in the schools, we need the tossed salad man in schools. That'll straighten the kids out! "Hey, Jimmy, you got a D you know what you gotta do?" "No! No! I don't wanna toss the salad! I don't wanna! I'm goin' read! I'm goin' learn to read!"See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fade to Black (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Touch Me, Tease MeSee more »

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Chris Rock's coming out party, 25 March 2014
Author: MassDistraction from Canada

The much-anticipated feature-length debut special from Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock. Rock would only spend 3 years at SNL before heading off on his own, eventually reinventing himself as a prominent name in stand-up. He had released an album, Born Suspect, while still a cast member of SNL, and enjoyed some success with his HBO debut, the half-hour special Big Ass Jokes, but his success was limited. However, there was a buzz coming into this night, with a captive crowd just waiting for Rock to deliver big. It's an expectation seemingly shared by Rock, himself. Right off the bat, album covers from stand-up greats (Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Flip Wilson (as Geraldine), Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Pigmeat Markham, Woody Allen and Eddie Murphy) are overlayed on footage of Rock making his way to the stage. Easing in with some material directed to his audience in Washington, Rock takes some jabs at Marion Barry (Note for the kids out there: He's kind of like the black Rob Ford) participating in the Million Man March festivities, which then leads him into a nice little run on crack that easily reels in the audience. From there, he explores politics, prisons, and the OJ Simpson trial before going into his views on the divide in the black community, highlighting the polarizing ways some in the community carry themselves, and unafraid to turn that spotlight inward with some keen criticisms. Once he's done covering these themes, Rock settles in and spends the last 15-20 minutes of his time exploring relationships between men and women, his charisma actually winning women over while he's pointing out their flaws. This isn't surprising as there aren't many who aren't won over by his million-dollar smile. This set turned Rock into a superstar, and it's easy to see why. Years later, it still seems vibrant and vital. Many would go on to emulate his style, but few ever made it work like he did.

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