Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 February 2004 (USA)
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Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quentin Leroux
Alderman Brown
Loretta (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)


The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his buisness. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom & pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Back in business.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia 2 - De Volta ao Negócio  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,241,612 (USA) (6 February 2004)


$64,955,956 (USA) (21 May 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The football jersey that Ice Cube is wearing during the last part of the movie is a Gale Sayers #40 Chicago Bears throwback jersey made by Mitchell & Ness. See more »


During the barbeque Gina argues with Eddie. At the end of the argument she asks him to give her a sausage link which he put on her plate. When she gets to the door she takes a bite out of a hot dog. See more »


Jimmy: So, you big time now, huh? you're the "Eminem" of the barber world now, huh?
Issac: Yeah. That's why they call me "Slim Fadey!"
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Crazy Credits

The song by Black Eyed Peas playing during the opening credits is called "Let's Get Retarded" on their album, but in the movie the lyrics have been changed to "Let's Get It Started". In the credits it's listed as "Let's Get Censored". See more »


References 10 (1979) See more »


(Zone 4 Remix)
Written by J. Jones, L. "Hugg" Huggins, Chingy (as H. Bailey), R. Shelton, K. Veney,
L. Hill
Performed by Mya featuring Chingy
Courtesy of A&M Records
Chingy appears courtesy of Disturbing tha Peace/Capitol Records
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Get your haircut at this barbershop
4 February 2004 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The same crew is back in a sequel to the hilarious comedy about a group of barbers who cut hair and discuss life inside their little barbershop community. Calvin (Ice Cube) is the owner of the barbershop with Cedric The Entertainer as his oldest barber. Queen Latifah has been added to the cast with a beauty shop next door. The south side of Chicago is changing with developers buying up everything and moving everybody out of the old neighborhood. Calvin is about to have new competition from a chain barbershop opening across the street. To fight the new barbershop, Calvin tries to upscale his barbershop with paintings and glass sculptures. Calvin also orders his barbers to be quiet and just cut hair, and stop the tradition of being able to say anything you want inside the barbershop. If you liked the first movie, you will like this one. Some of the discussions are outrageous, especially, the ones with Cedric. I laughed through the entire movie. (MGM, Run Time 1:38, Rated PG-13) (7/10)

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