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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
Checkers Fred
Hustle Guy
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 business. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom and 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  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,241,612, 8 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening montage there is a brief shot of the group NWA minus Ice Cube who was a member of the group and stars in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). See more »


A flashback to 1969 shows Eddie meeting Loretta on Chicago's Red Line train. The Red Line did not begin operating until 1994. See more »


Eddie: What kind of coffee is it?
Yuppie: It's not a coffee. It's a chai with soy.
Eddie: Okay, so it's herbal.
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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 The Jetsons (1962) See more »


Written by Luther Vandross
Performed by Keyshia Cole featuring Eve
Courtesy of A&M Records
Eve appears courtesy of Aftermath/Interscope Records
Contains a sample of "Never Too Much"
Written by Luther Vandross
Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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