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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 September 2004 (USA)
When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque ... See full summary »

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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. But when you have new and old friends, family, agents, and product reps in the same house, things are bound to get crazy. Written by Anonymous

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This summer, get your grill on!

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,219,794, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,540,112, 10 October 2004
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Trivia

Jamal's mother is Queen Latifah's mother in real-life. See more »

Goofs

When Todd and Jamal go to the basketball court to play he is wearing light blue pants which he removes to play. When playing he has on shorts which he is wearing as they exit but in the outside shot of them leaving he is once again wearing the pants. See more »

Quotes

Willie: [discussing Mrs. Crowley] What about them nipples? She got some little raisins, or some nice big gumdrops?
Judge Crowley: That's my wife we're talking about.
Willie: Oh. My bad.
Nelson: Sorry.
Judge Crowley: Okay. Gumdrops.
Willie: I knew it!
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Followed by The Cookout 2 (2011) See more »

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Bloodwalk
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Written by Tyrone Griffin
Courtesy of Inflx Entertainment
Published by Sol Gruv Publishing (ASCAP)
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I'd Watch a Piece of Crap before I'd Watch this Again
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm a white guy and if I was black i would have been insulted by this film. In no way was this film funny, in no way did this film have a story. The Cookout wasn't even the main focal point. This film should have been called The Family. People should look at this film as a very very poor interpretation of the black community. Barbershop was a far better film with far better writing, directing and acting. Danny Glover was in this film, WHY? He was in one of the greatest buddy cop movies of all time, does he need the money? How does this crap get made, who thought this was a good idea and did anyone watch the dallies? If you are looking to not laugh, be insulted and fall asleep go rent this crap fest of a film.


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