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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

 -  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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Storyline

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

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Back in business.

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and brief drug references | See all certifications »
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6 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia 2 - De Volta ao Neg√≥cio  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£73,174 (UK) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

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

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 »

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The CTA "L" cars used in the flashback to 1969 were not in service back then. They started using the 2600 series cars in the early-'80s See more »

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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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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

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I'm Back
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Satisfactory sequel
1 July 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Barbershop 2: Back in Business" is a logical and somewhat more expansive continuation of the original "Barbershop" film. However, it suffers from sqeuelness; a lack of appreciation because it can't be as fresh at the first. "Barbershop 2" also spends more time outside the shop with some backstory history, competition from a Nappy Cutz franchise across the street, Queen Latifah's salon for a heartbeat, etc. and less time with what made the original film special and charming; the good natured repartee between barbers, Eddie's (Cedric) racial worldview philosophy, barber/customer interaction, zingers, etc. Bottom line is simple. Watch "Barbershop" first. If you like it, give this film a try. If not, not. (C+)


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