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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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Everyone's gettin' lined up.

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

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Barbershop - Ein haarscharfes Viertel  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£145,741 (UK) (14 March 2003)

Gross:

£145,741 (UK) (14 March 2003)
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Jason George (Kevin) originally auditioned for the role of Ricky. See more »

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While Calvin is setting up the studio equipment in his basement, Jennifer's shadow can be seen as she waits at the bottom of the stairs for her cue. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Fuck Jesse Jackson!
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References Shaka Zulu (1986) See more »

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Blind Man Can See It
Written by Charles Bobbit (as Bobbit), James Brown (as Brown), Fred Wesley (as Wesley)
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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One Funny Movie
1 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one great film. This film pretty much tells it like it really is in most barbershops in predominantly African-American neighborhoods. I remember what it was like when I would go with my dad to get my hair cut and it was pretty much like it is in the film. The barbershop I went to was the gathering for African-American men of all ages to not only socialize, but to gossip as well.

Also, about the controversy. I see no harm in what Cedric the Entertainer's character, Eddie, said. If some people were offended by it they really should go to a real barbershop and find out what people really say, especially Jesse Jackson himself.


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