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CB4 (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 12 March 1993 (USA)
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A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Director:

Tamra Davis

Writers:

Chris Rock (story), Nelson George (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Albert / MC Gusto
Allen Payne ... Euripides / Dead Mike
Deezer D ... Otis / Stab Master Arson
Chris Elliott ... A. White
Phil Hartman ... Virgil Robinson
Charlie Murphy ... Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Khandi Alexander ... Sissy
Art Evans ... Albert Sr.
Theresa Randle ... Eve
Willard E. Pugh ... Trustus
Ty Granderson Jones ... 40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Rachel True ... Daliha
Victor Wilson Victor Wilson ... Lt. Davenport
Richard Gant ... Baa Baa Ack
J.D. Daniels ... Ben
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Storyline

A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Sex, rap and family values? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CB4 - The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,953,778
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Rock re-enacts his crack smoking scene (with the same facial expressions and wearing the same clothing) from the film New Jack City (1991). See more »

Goofs

When the guy punches Trustus's corpse in the casket, he gives it a black eye. This is impossible, as a black eye is a collection of blood underneath the skin, and the blood is drained from a processed corpse and replaced with formalin. See more »

Quotes

Wacky Dee: Shut up girl. You just think you so smart 'cuz you can read.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Chris Rock is shown playing Cheap Pete who asks a newspaper vendor how much a newspaper costs. When he finds out it's too expensive he asks to pay 15 cents and for the vendor to read him the good news. See more »

Connections

Referenced in HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Livin' in a Zoo
Written by Hank Shocklee, Chuck D (as Carl Ridenhour), Gary G-Wiz (as Gary G. Wiz) and Carl DeHaney for Bring The Noise,
Inc.
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, Inc. / Columbia Records, Inc.
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Funniest FN movie
4 August 1999 | by madeazySee all my reviews

whether you hate rap music or you don't this is one of the funniest movies about rap music. CB4 pokes fun at west coast gangsta rap that was popular in the early 90's- this had to be one of Chris Rock's funniest roles ever!!! The songs are really funny and all the characters in this movie make it what it is- from Chris Elliot to Phil Hartman.


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