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Barbershop -- Barbershop is a comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin (Ice Cube), who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
13 September 2002 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ice Cube ... Calvin Palmer

Anthony Anderson ... J.D.

Cedric the Entertainer ... Eddie

Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jimmy James

Eve ... Terri Jones

Troy Garity ... Isaac Rosenberg

Michael Ealy ... Ricky Nash

Leonard Earl Howze ... Dinka

Keith David ... Lester Wallace

Jazsmin Lewis ... Jennifer Palmer

Lahmard J. Tate ... Billy (as Lahmard Tate)

Tom Wright ... Detective Williams

Jason George ... Kevin

DeRay Davis ... Hustle Guy

Sonya Eddy ... Janelle
Saralynne Crittenden ... Big Mamma
Jasmine Randle ... Gabby
Naomi Young Armstrong ... Grandma

Marcia Wright ... Angry Woman

Lorenzo Clemons ... Bank Manager
Frank Townsend ... Terri's Customer
Scott Dent ... Boy

Carl Wright ... Checkers Fred
Laura E. Walls ... Church Lady
Woody Bolar ... Customer Artis

Deon Cole ... Customer Darrel
Marshall Titus ... Customer Joe
Cliff Frazier ... Customer Kwame (as Clifford T. Frazier)

J. David Shanks ... Customer Lamar

Leon S. Rogers Jr. ... Customer Larry
Jam ... Customer Lloyd

Eric Lane ... Customer Rodney
Norm Van Lier ... Customer Sam
Ray Thompson ... Customer Tyrone
Mark Simmons ... Customer Rob
Vince Green ... Waiting Customer

Cassandra Lewis ... Young Mom

Janina Gavankar ... Fine Woman
Olumiji Olawumi ... Jay
Jennifer Bolton Lee ... Korean Woman (as Satya Lee)

Kevyn Morrow ... Monk (as Kevin Morrow)
Teara Hill Willborn ... Little Kid
Ebboney Wilson ... Little Kid
Chester Clay McSwain ... Mailman
Steven Simoncic ... Officer with Photo
Matt Orlando ... Officer
Willie B. Goodson ... Officer
Cynthia Maddox ... Prison Guard
Montina Woods ... Rhonda Watts

Llou Johnson ... Salesman

Dana Goodman ... Cashier (as Dana Min Goodman)

Parvesh Cheena ... Samir
Pat 'Soul' Scaggs ... Motel Manager
Dev Kennedy ... Detective Williams' Partner
Malik Middleton ... Construction Worker (as Malik S. Middleton)

Kwame Amoaku ... Stair Guy

Toyiah Marquis ... Samir's Wife
Cerall Duncan ... Kevin's Other Woman
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Crazy Inmate

Maestro Harrell ... Customer Tillman
Rhonda Bobo ... Ricky's Girlfriend

Jalen Rose ... Customer
Tiffany S. Gaji ... Cop

Directed by
Tim Story 
Writing credits
Mark Brown (story)

Mark Brown (screenplay) and
Don D. Scott (screenplay) and
Marshall Todd (screenplay)

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... executive producer
Mark Brown .... producer
Thomas J. Busch .... line producer
Larry Kennar .... executive producer
Robert Teitel .... producer
George Tillman Jr. .... producer
Rocky Russell .... assistant producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
Cinematography by
Tom Priestley Jr. (director of photography) (as Tom Priestley)
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Roger G. Fortune  (as Roger Fortune)
Art Direction by
Gary Baugh 
Set Decoration by
Tricia Schneider  (as Patricia Schneider)
Costume Design by
Devon Patterson  (as Devon P.F. Patterson)
Makeup Department
Marcus Davis .... barber
Debra Denson .... makeup department head (as Debbie Denson)
Beverly Jo Pryor .... key makeup artist
Denise Wynbrandt .... key hair stylist
Chip Williams .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Thomas J. Busch .... unit production manager
Todd Lewis .... production supervisor: re-shoots (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Courtney M. Franklin .... dga trainee (as Courtney Franklin)
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director
Stephanie Moore .... second assistant director
Eric A. Pot .... second second assistant director (as Eric Pot)
Richard S. Lederer .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Bruce Ahlfeld .... construction foreman
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master
William Dambra .... property master
Wileen Dragovan .... art department trafficker
Tom Gagnon .... set dresser
Veloz Gomez .... set dresser
Craig Jackson .... lead set designer
Darryl Johnson .... assistant property master
Jim Magdaleno .... storyboard artist
Cyril H. Matthys .... set dresser
John McHugh .... construction coordinator
Joel Prihoda .... lead man
John H. Schulz .... paint foreman (as John Schulz)
Paul Schulz .... stand-by painter
John J. Slove Jr. .... construction foreman (as John Slove)
Brian Stringer .... mural artist
Anthony Barracca .... set dresser (uncredited)
Edward Cook .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Frank Coronado .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Phillip Ellman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Brad Good .... props (uncredited)
John J. Slove Jr. .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound effects editor (as Eric Aadahl)
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Tom Bognar .... assistant sound editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell DeWolf .... dialogue editor
John Edwards-Younger .... sound effects editor
Larry Goeb .... adr editor
John Green .... dialogue editor
Dave Hancock .... adr recordist
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Hogan .... adr editor
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor (as Lawrence H. Mann)
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Bob Newlan .... foley editor (as Bob Newland)
David Obermeyer .... production sound mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Kevin Roache .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen .... foley editor
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chris Winter .... assistant sound editor (as Christopher Winter)
Ronald L. Wright .... cable person (as Ron Wright)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nathan Scruggs .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Ronald L. Wright .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects coordinator (as Guy Clayton)
Don Parsons .... special effects foreman
Dawn Copeland .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ian Noe .... visual effects producer: BWVFX (uncredited)
Payam Shohadai .... visual effects supervisor: BWVFX (uncredited)
Jerome Haywood .... stunts
Kevyn Morrow .... stunts (as Kevin Morrow)
Randy Popplewell .... stunts
Len Richard .... stunt double
Bobby Stuart .... stunt coordinator (as Bob Stuart)
Larry C. Tankson .... stunts
Matthew LeFevour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Jason Clark .... photographer: title sequence
Chad Erickson .... camera loader
Jairo Espinoza .... photographer: title sequence
John P. Friday .... rigging chief lighting technician (as John Friday)
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Eddie Gutierriez)
Gregory A. Jackson .... second assistant camera (as Greg Jackson)
Charles Jimenez .... rigging grip best boy
Alexis Kirschner .... photographer: title sequence
George Kohut .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Krzeminski .... second company grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip (as M. Michael Lewis)
Anthony J. Lullo .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Tony Lullo)
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Purkart .... dolly grip
John S. Robertson .... rigging key grip (as John Robertson)
Colin Slaby .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Thomas .... chief lighting technician
Frank Yario Jr. .... video assist operator
Jayson Crothers .... camera intern (uncredited)
Chris Dame .... technocrane technician (uncredited)
Joe Gajewski .... crane technician (uncredited)
Chris Glomp .... electrician (uncredited)
Charles S. Hodes .... still photographer (uncredited)
Timothy Jipping .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Marc Menet .... electrical intern (uncredited)
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods .... crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)
Casting Department
Eric Carthan .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Sharon D. King .... casting: Chicago (as Sharon King)
Amy McKee .... casting assistant
Marvin Nelson .... casting assistant: Chicago
Beanie Barnes .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Caulfield .... costumer
Jennifer Jobst .... costume supervisor
Sukari McGill .... costumer
Editorial Department
Donna Donato .... associate editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (as Val Eislenben)
Jim Passon .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Jay Steinberg .... high definition editorial services
Tammy Wange .... post-production assistant
David Young .... assistant editor
Brian Borne .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Terence Blanchard .... conductor
Terence Blanchard .... musician: Hammond B3
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Robin Burgess .... music session coordinator
Brian Dixon .... assistant music recording engineer
Erika Duffee .... music session assistant
Dan Garde .... music editor (as Danny Garde)
Tom Hardisty .... assistant music recording engineer
Joseph Jackson .... additional musician: tuba
Harvey W. Mason .... musician: drums (as Harvey Mason)
Donald Murray .... music recording engineer (as Don Murray)
Renard Poche .... musician: lead guitar
Chris Severin .... musician: electric bass
Garrett Smith .... additional musician: trombone
Paul Stewart .... music supervisor
Dave Wells .... music copyist
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Howard Drossin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Brad Gilderman .... music mixer (uncredited)
Steve Juliani .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William F. Hogan .... transportation coordinator (as William Hogan)
Danny Maxwell .... transportation captain (as Daniel Maxwell)
Aubrey Smith .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Travis Avitabile .... account manager: LaserPacific Media Corporation
John Berlin .... title designer
Eddie Boles .... assistant: Mr. Story
Terry Brown .... digital motion picture services
Cadichon .... assistant to producers
Dru Anne Carlson .... script supervisor (as Dru Ann Carlson)
Bill Casey .... animal trainer (as William Casey Jr.)
Brian Cho .... clearance coordinator
John Clancy .... first aid
Marcus Davis .... consultant
Barbara Doherty .... craft service
Heidi Falconer .... unit publicist
Nancy Fuller .... account manager: LaserPacific Media Corporation
Damon Glaspie .... production assistant (as Dee Glaspie)
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... assistant accountant
David Malley .... production secretary
James R. McAllister .... location manager
Carlos Medina Jr. .... first aid
Tom Nicoll .... production assistant
Margaret J. Orlando .... production coordinator
Carrie Oviatt .... assistant accountant
Melissa Philipian .... assistant: Eve
Larry Powell .... assistant: Mr. Busch
Sue Randle .... production assistant
Heather Sharpe .... production assistant
Adrienne Swan .... first assistant accountant
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... assistant: Mr. Tillman Jr. (as George Tarrant Jr.)
Margaret A. Thomas .... production coordinator
Christi Tidman .... accountant
Stacy Underhill .... digital motion picture services
Tim Vincent .... high definition color corrector
Mono Wilborn .... assistant location manager (as Monoleto R. Wilborn)
Jason Young .... assistant: Mr. Teitel
Adam Berry .... set intern (uncredited)
Sara Boik .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arif S. Kinchen .... voice-over (uncredited)
Kimberly Logan .... assistant: Cedric the Entertainer (uncredited)
Carrie Oviatt .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Billy Taylor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dan Urbain .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug references
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-7 | Germany:6 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38898)
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Dinka gives credit to a real poet (Pablo Neruda). Pablo Neruda was a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet who was once called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language." Dinka's poem to Eve that made her "feel all gentle" was one of Paul Neruda's love poems.See more »
Continuity: When Ray Ray, the solicitor, is in the shop, he gives Ricky a phone which a few moments later, he is seen taking it back. However, as Calvin enters and chases him out, Ricky is seen again with that same phone, trying to give it to Isaac who was standing behind him.See more »
Jimmy:Eddie, not only is what you're saying not true, it is wrong and disrespectful for you to discuss Rosa Parks in that way.
Eddie:Wait, hold on here. Is this a barbershop? Is this a barbershop? If we can't talk straight in a barbershop, then where can we talk straight? We can't talk straight nowhere else. You know, this ain't nothin' but healthy conversation, that's all.
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A 'black' film with a soul. It can be done, 10 July 2004
Author: shanethomas190

When I first saw the plot and cast for this movie I was filled with little hope that this film would be any more than a stereotypical look at black/urban culture with the characters rhyming words for supposed comic effect ad the scriptwriter fitting a screenplay around the jokes. It us easy to forget that the film's protagonist, Ice Cube (who gave a fine performance) had just come off making the awful 'All About the Benjamins' which fell into the trap of so many of these comedies based around black people. Added to the fact that 'Barbershop' was released when there had been a spate of these sub-standard pictures such as 'How High', Friday After Next' and 'State Property', you can understand why I approached this movie with no expectations.

Thankfully I was proved wrong as 'Barbershop' followed a simple structure to work. It had solid direction, a commendable screenplay, was well acted but more important than any of that, it was a story worth telling and that is the one thing that good films have in common. However, this does not mean that this movie followed the conventional ways of Hollywood and 'sold out' to appeal to a mass audience. If anything pleased me most about the film it was the fact that it retained a true sense of representing the black community and credit for this goes to the high standards of dialogue and acting. People who live in the suburbs can watch in the knowledge that they're getting a window into another culture, while people in urban communities can watch this with a comforting sense of familiarity. Another reason for this is that the screenplay is informed enough to not 'pigeon hole'. The characters are well rounded, with both positive and negative traits and the movie is not surrounded by guns,single mothers and drugs. This is not not to say these issues are ignored, as they are connected with one the film's major plot strands but despite the mass media sterotype (to which not all black people are unaccountable) the 'ghettos' of America are primarily filled with honest, hard-working people who just trying to make the best of an unenviable situation. While previous urban films have made a point of blaming 'whitey' and 'the man' for the troubling issues surrounding black people, 'Barbershop' looks closer to home and encourages black people to take responsibility for themselves and to break away from nature of 'frontin' that is slowly paralysing urban communities. One of the films best quotes is 'Dont buy yourself a Benz when your living with your mama! And black people; please can we be on time for something other than free before 10 at the club'. I think this is a wonderful statement and it encourages black people to reject the notion of style over content as that is what the film does as well.

Added to this the well-rounded nature of the film is a diatribe from Cedric The Entertainer (who's performance is almost as hilarious as his stand-up act) about black icons such as Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King. This is probably the most provocative section of the film and initially made me question the validity of these icons but after reflection, it made me realized that even Martin Luther King was a human being with flaws but that doesn't take away from his legacy. Regardless what's been said about Jesse Jackson he's still the first black man to run for President and nothing will ever take that away from him.

While Cedric the Entertainer took most of the acting plaudits, this was a great ensemble piece that was well acted all round. My only gripe is that why can't other films of this nature stay true to black culture but also have a cinematic soul

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