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Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999)

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Chris Rock's third HBO comedy special shows him performing his stand-up routine at Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Director:

Keith Truesdell

Writer:

Chris Rock
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Chris Rock ... Self
Slick Rick ... Self - Guest Appearance
Doug E. Fresh ... Self - Guest Appearance
Monteria Ivey Monteria Ivey ... Self - Announcer
D. Life D. Life ... Self - Guest Appearance
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In his third HBO stand-up special, Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 stand-up comedy presentation. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker features Rock on-stage extolling his razor-sharp wit and wisdom on such topics as gun control, President Clinton, homophobia, racism, black leaders, and relationships. Written by Anonymous

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He's hotter than ever and ready to make the house Rock's!


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Trivia

Rock planned on naming this special "I've Got Issues" but changed his mind because he felt it sounded "like a Richard Lewis special". See more »

Goofs

About 34 minutes into it, when they cut to an audience member laughing, you can see the cameraman's shadow being cast on the audience member's chest. See more »

Quotes

Chris Rock: The most racist people are old black men! He went through real racism back them. He couldn't go through that "I-can't-get-a-cab" thing. Back then, he WAS the cab! A white man jump on his back, "Main Street!"
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Fuck The Police
Sung by NWA (as N.W.A.)
Written by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E
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Chris Rock for President!
30 March 2003 | by dazdaSee all my reviews

Chris Rock is the funniest man I have ever known. He is ON POINT, in everything he says. He brings up political, health, and social issues, from gun control to race, that really makes you think and laugh because it's so true. His speech on gun control can be seen in Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine." Rock is intelligent and funny, and we see this in this HBO special.

There is a scene in his current film, "Head of State" that shows the views of Chris Rock that we find in "Bigger and Blacker." I also recommend "The Best of Chris Rock."

"There isn't any money in the cure, the money is in the medicine. That's how a drug dealer makes his money, on the cutbacks. . . They got metal on the space shuttle that can go around the moon that can withstand temp. of 25,000 degrees; you mean to tell me they can't make an El Dorado that bumper don't fall off?" (on finding the cure for AIDS)

Rock writes and performs with pure genius and clarity. He says things that everyone has thought about but couldn't put into words. For those who didn't have HBO, RENT IT!! I give this 10/10!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chris Rock: I've Got Issues See more »

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1.33 : 1
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