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Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 September 2002 (USA)
A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Calvin Palmer
... J.D.
... Eddie
... Jimmy James
... Terri Jones
... Isaac Rosenberg
... Ricky Nash
... Dinka
... Lester Wallace
... Jennifer Palmer
... Billy (as Lahmard Tate)
... Detective Williams
... Kevin
... Hustle Guy
... Janelle
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Storyline

A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. The barbershop is filled with characters who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac, the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn't get the time of day. Written by Uber Minion

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Everyone's gettin' lined up.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,627,433, 15 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,782,105

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,063,924
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Anthony Anderson gets frustrated he cries out "damn damn damn". This could be a reference to the classic scene from "Good Times " when Florida Evans utters the same phrase after the death of husband James. See more »

Goofs

When Ray Ray, the solicitor, is in the shop, he gives Ricky a phone which a few moments later, he is seen taking it back. However, as Calvin enters and chases him out, Ricky is seen again with that same phone, trying to give it to Isaac who was standing behind him. See more »

Quotes

Ray-Ray: [Hustling his goods] DVDs! CDs!
Calvin: Not today, man...
Ray-Ray: Got Cristal, MoÎt! Whatever you want, man!
[DMX impersonation]
Ray-Ray: Got dat new DMX, baby!
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Connections

References Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Ben
Written by L. Singleton, Joseph "Jo Jo" Hearne (as J. Hearne)
Performed by Lil Kano
Produced by Joseph "Jo Jo" Hearne
Courtesy of Epic Records
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One of the best films of the year in my opinoin
14 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I had very high execpations walking into Barbershop today and my execpations went way past what I thought. Barbershop is clealry one of the best films I've seen all year. The story is a simple one but the film acutally goes into depth anout how important a barber shop is to the Black Amercian community or any ethnic group for that matter. Ice Cube gives an NAACP Image award worthy performance in the film as Calvin. Cube is cool and charamistic as Calvin the owner of the shop and his supporting cast of Sean Patrick Thomas ( who counties to make a name for himself), Eve ( great debut), Leonard Howze and Mike Ealy all give good performances. Troy Gairty as Issac the white barber and Cedric The Enterainer as the elder barber steal all almost every scene their in. Lahmard Tate and Anthony Anderson along with Keith David also do well in the two subplots. Tim Story has made a great debut and Mark Brown's script is excellent. Get lined up for this one.


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