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Block Party (2005)

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A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

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Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis ...
Himself - The Fugees (as Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis)
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Alice Goguen ...
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James 'Kamal' Gray ...
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Storyline

Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In addition to Chappelle, the roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Includes private rehearsals footage and Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home, where he wanders through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band makes the trip and kicks off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. A diverse crowd and Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a celebration of music and comedy, history and community. Written by Focus Features

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The world's hottest comedian invites you to the party of the decade See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,214,723 (USA) (3 March 2006)

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$11,694,528 (USA) (31 March 2006)
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Trivia

The actual concert was shot on Downing Street in Brooklyn, NY on September 18, 2004. The scenes in Ohio leading up to the concert were shot three days in advance. See more »

Goofs

Dave Chappelle's main reason for holding the block party in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was because, he says, that hip-hop originated there. However, hip-hop really originated in the South Bronx and spread to the other sections of New York soon afterward. See more »

Quotes

Dave Chappelle: Did you hear the one about the industrious prostitute?
Mos Def: No, Dave.
Dave Chappelle: She had a vagina implanted on her hip.
Mos Def: Why, Dave?
Dave Chappelle: So she could make some money on the side!
Dave Chappelle: BAM!
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Spoofs A Time to Kill (1996) See more »

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Boom
Written by Melvin Lewis, Karl Jenkins, Domonic Reed, Jr., Tariq Trotter
Performed by The Roots with Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap
This composition embodies portions of "Poison", produced by Marlon Williams, written by Big Daddy Kane (as Antonio Hardy) and Kool G. Rap (as Nathaniel Wilson)
The Roots appear courtesy of Geffen Records
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The last guy who posted must be on CRACK....
4 March 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

because this was the sh*t! This is not a stand up routine, it is a CONCERT FILM sprinkled with Dave's personal moments interacting with folks, his love of the music and the artists. If people were expecting "The Chapelle Show--The Movie!", either they are stupid, or did not watch the trailer carefully. It's bigger than HIP HOP! This was also my dream concert! It would've been perfect if D'Angelo and Me'shell Ndegeocello were playing too. Then I'd be in heaven. It made me fall in love with Hip Hop and good soul music all over again. Can't wait to buy it on DVD. I just hope the DVD plays the full concert performances.

Just hearing Erykah Badu and Jill Scott rocking the chorus of "You got me" TOGETHER is worth the admission price. An instant classic. Thank God for Dave Chappelle!


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