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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 »


In the flashback where Eddie was running from the police in the alley on the 4th July there were speed humps in the alley. Chicago didn't put speed humps in alleys until 2000. See more »


Calvin: [to his calm baby son] One day this shop's gonna be yours.
[his baby son starts to cry loudly]
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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 »


Your Precious Love
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Avant, Cedric the Entertainer and Byron Glenn Willis (as Byron Willis)
Produced by Jim Peterik
Avant appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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Back Again for some more laughs on the South Side of Chicago!
8 August 2004 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Starring: Ice Cube, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Sean Patrick Thomas and Queen Latifah

Genre: Comedy

Rated: PG-13

We continue the adventures with the barbers and Calvin Palmer (Ice Cube) on the South Side of Chicago. In this sequel to the 2002 hit Barbershop, Calvin's shop is threatened again but this time by a greedy developer who is opening a mega-franchise barbershop right across the street from Calvin's shop. The whole gang from the first movie is back including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), Terri (Eve), Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas), Ricky (Michael Ealy) and Isacc (Troy Garity). Also in this movie we have a new character named Gina (Queen Latifah) who is a stylist at a beauty shop next door. As Calvin does what he can to counter this threat, life goes on in the barbershop, with more of the same tart dialog and life complications in various hilarious ways as in the original. I missed Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate in this sequel because I thought they were hilarious in the first one but this sequel was still funny and besides at this time when this movie was filming, Anthony Anderson was busy doing Agent Cody Banks 2, Scary Movie 3, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and his TV-series, All About the Andersons. Just another day on the South Side of Chicago.

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