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Barbershop (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 September 2002 (USA)
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A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

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A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. The barbershop is filled with characters who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac, the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn't get the time of day. Written by Uber Minion

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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13 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Barbershop - Ein haarscharfes Viertel  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£145,741 (UK) (14 March 2003)

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£145,741 (UK) (14 March 2003)
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Shortly after the film's theatrical release in late September 2002, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton protested over some of the statements made by Cedric the Entertainer's character Eddie about African-American historical figures Rosa Parks ("Rosa Parks ain't do nuthin' but sit her Black ass down; there was a whole lotta other people that sat down on the bus, and they did it way before Rosa did!"), Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ("Martin Luther King was a ho [whore]!"), and Jackson himself ("Fuck Jesse Jackson"). Jackson and Sharpton pressured MGM to edit these scenes out of the film before its DVD release in January 2003; the film was released with the "controversial" scenes intact. See more »

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When J.D. and Billy are carrying the machine to the motel room, Billy sees another man and lets go. The machine then falls on JD's foot, visibly above his ankle, yet, when they are in the room and JD removes his sock, the wound "moves" from above his ankle to the side of his foot under the big toe. See more »

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Terri: Who drank my goddamn apple juice?
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I LOVED this movie
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

always comparing, this is not as funny as bad Santa or the classic, Airplane! but i seriously could NOT stop laughing on this movie. Eddie cracks me up with his discussion on racism and Jesse Jackson. "Man fu@% Jesse Jackson!" This is more than just a comedy, it has a meaning to it. one of the few comedies with a meaning to it, and a good one. if you liked Friday, next Friday, any of Anthony Anderson's films of any comedies, check this out! i watched this over and over the first time i bought it. i HIGHLY recommend this movie to any movie buff or anyone period. Tim Story's best film by far with the only films i know by him being fantastic 4, which i hated and taxi, which was OK. 10/10


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