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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
Garcelle Beauvais ...
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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 »


When the first ever sign went up announcing the rival "Nappy Cutz" franchise, Calvin and the others run across the street to look at the sign. A long shot of them reveals a brand new coffee shop behind them. Later in the film, we see the coffee shop in the process of just being built. See more »


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Crazy Credits

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User Reviews

material is sub par but the actors do what they can
7 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Lukewarm but watchable and laid-back follow-up to Barbershop. Shop owner Cube and his rambunctious co-workers are enjoying the success of their thriving business, until a new, technologically advanced shop prepares to open across the street. The shop is run by a smarmy political suit who not only threatens to put them out of business, but has also convinced the majority of the neighborhood inhabitants to sell out as well. First film was likable enough but didn't exactly cry out for a sequel, though there are some occasional laughs. Uninspired script doesn't have much of a story to tell, but it's still well-performed and made worthwhile by an enthusiastic cast, especially Cedric the Entertainer who seems to be having the most fun of all. **

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