A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.

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
Khandi Alexander ... Sissy
Art Evans ... Albert Sr. (as Arthur Evans)
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 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 »

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Trivia

Filmed in 1992 between July and September 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

Trustus: Do you cuss on your records?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you defile women with your lyrics?
Albert: Yeah.
Trustus: Do you fondle your genitalia on stage?
Albert: Whenever possible.
Trustus: Do you glorify violence or advocate the use of guns as a way of solving a simple dispute?
CB4: [pull out guns]
Trustus: Ok! Ok! Final question. Do you guys respect anything at all?
CB4: Not a goddamn thing.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

FX Network TV version includes one additional scene showing the real M.C. Gusto breaking out of jail; in this scene you see M.C. Gusto and a white inmate in a golf course and the white guy says dumb comments and subsequently gets knocked out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Firm (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Come and Talk to Me
Written by DeVante DeGrate (as Devante)
Performed by Jodeci
Courtesy of Uptown Records / MCA Records
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The Greatest Rapumentary of all Time
16 February 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the fact that they pretty much play on the myth that most rappers are essentially middle class kids who've never even smelled the ghetto but try to pass themselves off as true "gangstas". Chris Rock and the rest of the cast make this one of the funniest movies of all time as well as a great commentary on the music business. Also, Allen Payne shows that he has a great flair for comedy as he plays Rip and Candy Alexander shines as Cissy. She pretty much has fun playing the stereotypical groupie that everyone has written about from rockers to rappers. This film really is a classic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CB4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,122,450, 14 March 1993

Gross USA:

$17,953,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,953,778
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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