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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Albert / MC Gusto
... Euripides / Dead Mike
... Otis / Stab Master Arson
... A. White
... Virgil Robinson
... Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
... Sissy
... Albert Sr.
... Eve
... Trustus
... 40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
... Daliha
Victor Wilson ... Lt. Davenport
... Baa Baa Ack
... Ben
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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 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, Rhymes and keepin' it real. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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

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12 March 1993 (USA)  »

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CB4 - The Movie  »

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$17,953,778
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Trivia

Filmed in 1992 between March and May See more »

Goofs

Rachel True (Albert's girlfriend) calls him Arthur instead of Albert on the stairs of the scene at his mother's house. See more »

Quotes

Albert Sr.: Don't be wasting my electricity on that rap mess.
Albert: But, pop...
Albert Sr.: Don't "but" me. I'll beat your ass in front of your woman.
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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 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Do Love You
Written by Billy Stewart
Performed by Billy Stewart
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Funniest "rapumentary" that I've ever seen
27 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've heard various stories about CB4, so finally I had the conclusion that I just have to see this piece. CB4 covers all my funny prejudices about the gangsterrap culture, and starts out with a small crew who wants to end up like rap stars - it's all about the beat and the attitude! Chris Rock just plays his role like a mad man, so good and so real! I just laughed the whole time this piece rolled in the VCR, and these scenes who are shooting parody of the gangsterculture just takes home the first prize award - it's too much of the good stuff! It has a good point after all, and when the ending credits roll I felt that this was a true piece of acting - funny and creative as it does not follow any other film formula I've yet seen so far. 7/10!


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