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Writer (WGA):
David E. Talbert (written by)
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Release Date:
11 January 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Keep the faith. Steal the rest.
Plot:
Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ice Cube ... Durell

Katt Williams ... Rickey

Tracy Morgan ... LeeJohn

Loretta Devine ... Sister Doris

Michael Beach ... Deacon

Keith David ... Judge B. Bennet Galloway

Regina Hall ... Omunique

Malinda Williams ... Tianna

Chi McBride ... Pastor Arthur Mitchell

Clifton Powell ... Officer Eddie King

Nicholas Turturro ... Officer D'Agostino

Olivia Cole ... Momma T
Red Grant ... Harold

C.J. Sanders ... Durell Jr.

Rickey Smiley ... Bernice Jenkins

Arjay Smith ... Preston
Kim Staunton ... Public Defender
Sterling Ardrey ... Timmy (as Sterling D. Ardrey)
Gerry Black ... Mr. Wally

Joy Brunson ... Choir Member 2

P.J. Byrne ... Assistant D.A.

Paul Campbell ... Blahka
Melanie Comarcho ... Waitress
Bashirrah Creswell ... Choir Member 3
Antwone Dickey ... Pirate

Starletta DuPois ... Grandmother

Roy Jackson ... Boyfriend
Patricia Mikel ... Sister Baker
Byron Blu Mitchell ... Choir Member 1
Aya Nagasaki ... Massage Attendant
Reynaldo Rey ... Soul Joe
Martell Robinson ... Mordecai

Tiffany Pollard ... Omunique's Client

Retta ... Roberta
Kurt Carr ... Choir Band
Nathaniel Kearney Jr. ... Choir Band
Timothy P. Mason ... Choir Band
Sheryl Harper ... Choir Band
Vernon Keith Allen ... Choir
Jackie Brown ... Choir
Troy Clark ... Choir
David Daughtry ... Choir
Kesha Ealy ... Choir
Janet Fuller ... Choir
Chara Hammonds ... Choir
Melody Hess ... Choir
Frank Ingram ... Choir
Patricia Johnson ... Choir
Carolyn Johnson-White ... Choir
Helen Jones ... Choir
Shanika Leeks ... Choir
Rodney Matthews ... Choir
Margarette Miller ... Choir
James Neuble ... Choir
Aseneth Parker ... Choir
Nicoe Potts ... Choir
Kecia Sanders ... Choir
Koda Turner ... Choir
Andre Washington ... Choir
Rodney Washington ... Choir
Otha White ... Choir
Rachel Whitlow ... Choir
Linda Willis ... Choir
Brandon Winbush ... Choir
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Abernathy ... Church Member (uncredited)
Kristin J. Hooper ... Hot Girl (uncredited)

Diondre Jones ... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
Ren'a Matthews ... Church Member (uncredited)

Sydelle Noel ... Hot Girl #2 (uncredited)
Steve Turner ... Homeless Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
David E. Talbert 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David E. Talbert (written by)

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... producer
Stacy Cramer .... executive producer (as Stacy Kolker Cramer)
Ice Cube .... producer
Trae Ireland .... co-producer
Neil A. Machlis .... executive producer (as Neil Machlis)
Jessica McCullagh .... associate producer
David McIlvain .... producer
Ronald G. Muhammad .... executive producer (as Ronald Muhammad)
Tim Story .... producer
David E. Talbert .... producer
Julie Yorn .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Caso (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Wolf 
 
Casting by
Kim Coleman  (as Kim Taylor-Coleman)
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
 
Production Design by
Dina Lipton 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Strohmaier 
 
Set Decoration by
Halina Siwolop 
 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Tena Austin .... makeup artist: second unit
John JayBee Bivins .... barber (as John H. Bivins III)
Martha Callender .... makeup artist
Debra Denson .... makeup artist: Ice Cube
Jason Green .... hair stylist
Andrea Jackson .... hair stylist: second unit
Jasmine Kimble .... hair department head
Bret Mayo .... hair stylist
Cole Paterson .... makeup artist
Cole Patterson .... makeup artist
Beverly Jo Pryor .... makeup department head
Judy Twine .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Craig Cannold .... production supervisor
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager (as Neil Machlis)
Nick Phillips .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director
Lynne Martin .... second second assistant director
Basti Van Der Woude .... second assistant director
Eddie L. Watkins .... second unit director
Phil DeSanti .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Eliscu .... graphic designer
Susan Frontiera .... construction estimator
Stephen Gibson .... assistant property master
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman
Eric A. Hulett .... set dec buyer
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
Jeffrey Paul Johnson .... property master (as Jeff Johnson)
Scott Kitchen .... propmaker
Robert Kropfl .... location foreman
Tim Lehman .... location painter
Michael C. Magno .... set dresser
Desma Murphy .... assistant art director
Trevor A. Rudolph .... set dresser (as Trevor Rudolph)
Tomas Sallvin .... construction coordinator
John Sweeney .... assistant property master
Viva Wang .... set designer
Randy Molique .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools operator
Walter Anderson .... production sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... supervising sound mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
John Chalfant .... sound designer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... adr editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Lisa J. Levine .... adr supervisor
Mike Marino .... foley mixer
Anthony M. McCovey .... second boom operator
Daniel Pagan .... foley editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Susan Ham .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clarke .... special effects technician
Guy C. Feldman .... special effects technician (as Guy Feldman)
Jeff Ogg .... special effects technician
Dennis Petersen .... special effects coordinator
Garth Steinheimer .... special effects technician
Parry Willard .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Sean Amlaner .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Sean Coonce .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Andreas Jablonka .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Bethany Pederson Onstad .... digital artist (as Bethany Pederson)
Dawrath Phoue .... rotoscope artist: Zoic Studios
R. Matt Smith .... digital compositor
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
LaFaye Baker .... stunt co-coordinator
Jwaundace Candece .... stunt driver
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Calvin Harrison .... stunt driver
Toby Holguin .... stunt double: Nicholas Turturro
Rashon Khan .... stunts
Horace Knight .... stunts
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Len Richard .... stunt double
Von L. Roddy .... stunts (as Von Roddy)
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Lee Simpson .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunt coordinator (as Eddie Watkins)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cedric Bonier .... electrician (2007)
George M. Chappell .... rigging electric
Matthew Coleman .... set lighting technician
James F. Cornick .... rigging electric best boy
Fernando Espiritusanto .... balloon light technician
John C. Flinn IV .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as John Flinn IV)
Lamarr Gray .... rigging gaffer
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gerald Harris .... rigging best boy
Tracy Keele .... grip
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip
Frank Klepadlo .... key rigging grip
Richard Kuhn .... dolly grip
Ryan Louden .... best boy grip
Richard Maxey .... dolly grip (as Rick Maxey)
Thomas McGough .... electrician
Johnny Medeiros .... key video assist engineer
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Brian Morena)
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Yen Nguyen)
Peter Norkus .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nick Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Mark Reeves .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... still photographer
Vince Rodriguez .... rigging key grip
Roger Sassen .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Snyder .... video assist operator
Kees Van Oostrum .... director of photography: second unit
Joseph Wickner .... camera loader (as Joe Wickner)
 
Casting Department
Kyle Burch .... extras casting assistant
Dawn Marie Deibert .... extras casting
Kimberly Hardin .... additional casting (as Kim Hardin)
Eve Streger .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annalisa Adams .... costumer
Mina Amirzai .... background costumer
Jean Bone .... costumer
Nancy Ceo .... costume supervisor (as Nancea Ceo)
Sean Haley .... costumer
Jacqueline Kahn .... costumer
Michelle Margolis .... costumer
Elaine McGhee .... costumer
Aaron Millsap .... costumer
Delerna Moore .... key costumer
Dalhia Schuette .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Jason Ellena .... post-production assistant
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Kristine McPherson .... first assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate producer
Lorena Talpan .... post-production assistant
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Kurt Carr .... choir consultant
Ryan Gaines .... music coordinator
Robert Johnson .... music consultant
David Kitay .... composer: additional music
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Garner Humphrey .... driver
William R. Peck .... driver
John 'J.P.' Pratt .... transportation captain
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
 
Other crew
David Black .... production assistant
Luis Bonachea .... production assistant
Jules Carideo .... production coordinator
Patrick Chisholm .... assistant location manager
Aaron Criswell .... assistant: Ms. Yorn
Ron J. DeGuzman .... production assistant
Rob Frohling .... assistant: Mr. Alvarez
Justin George .... assistant to director
Justin George .... production secretary
Robbie Goldstein .... location manager
Patrick Hernandez .... production assistant
De' Leon Howard III .... stand-in: male utility
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Nancy Leiviska .... assistant: Ice Cube
Faleshia Lo .... second assistant accountant
Gabe Morley .... computer/video playback operator
Cory C. Myler .... assistant production coordinator (as Cory Myler)
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant
Nguyen Orange .... assistant: Mr. Story
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Ramona Perez .... assistant accountant
Danielle Porter .... assistant: Mr. Talbert
Santos P. Rodriguez .... cook
Will Ruvalcaba .... key assistant location manager
Katie Schorling .... assistant: Mr. Machlis
Carolyn Schultz .... assistant location manager
Michael Serrano .... additional set production assistant
Davida Smith .... assistant: Mr. McIlvain
Marilyn Tasso .... production accountant
Jan-Willem van der Vaart .... production assistant
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Arian Simone Reed .... publicity consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Zachary E. Carey .... special thanks (as Pastor Zachary E. Carey)
Vincent Negron .... special thanks (as Pastor Vincent Negron)
Aundrae Russell .... special thanks
Maurice Wilkinson .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual humor, and brief drug references
Runtime:
USA:96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Film prints were delivered to theaters under the codename "Bad to Worse".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When LeeJohn and Darrel are in the Cafe, the toast (bottom right corner) he orders has butter on it in one frame and then a fork on it in the next frame. The toast changes throughout the whole scene.See more »
Quotes:
Mordecai:Do you want to know my name?
LeeJohn:I don't just want to know your name, I want you to whisper it in my ear.
Mordecai:MORDECAI!
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Movie Connections:
References "Pimp My Ride" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
C.R.E.A.M.See more »

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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, Not Award Winning, 21 January 2008
Author: LadyGotthelf from United States

I really enjoyed this film for a number of reasons. I think Katt Williams is hilarious all by himself and was a great person to cast as choir director. I thought the plot was not as generic as most theft-based plots that hit Hollywood. I thought the transitions that happened as the film developed were fun to watch. Overall I thought the movie was really good.

If you are trying to decide whether or not you want to go see this movie, consider this as you make your decision. First, the film is stereotypical. The main characters live in and attend church in a run down community exposed to crime, drugs, and other stereotypical things you expect to find in a stereotypical community overrun with stereotypical people who are stereotypically Black or Hispanic. Second, the film is funny. Things that are funny to people who understand the complexities and realities of being Black will realize this; people who do not understand will find it challenging to find the comedy. Third, the film will not be an Oscar nominee. The movie was not so well shot, scripted, edited, or presented that you will see it up for major awards. That being said, a number of movies come out every day that are entertaining but are not award-winning and we watch them because we want to be entertained. This is another one of those films. So, if you want to be entertained, you understand the positive and negative inner workings of Black society, and you do not mind viewing a film that displays both stereotypes and truths about the way Black people live, move, and have their being, this movie is for you.

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