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Barbershop (2002)

A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director:

Tim Story

Writers:

Mark Brown (story), Mark Brown (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Calvin Palmer
Anthony Anderson ... J.D.
Cedric the Entertainer ... Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jimmy James
Eve ... Terri Jones
Troy Garity ... Isaac Rosenberg
Michael Ealy ... Ricky Nash
Leonard Earl Howze ... Dinka
Keith David ... Lester Wallace
Jazsmin Lewis ... Jennifer Palmer
Lahmard J. Tate ... Billy (as Lahmard Tate)
Tom Wright ... Detective Williams
Jason George ... Kevin
DeRay Davis ... Hustle Guy
Sonya Eddy ... 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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shortly after the film's theatrical release in late September 2002, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton protested over some of the statements made by Cedric the Entertainer's character Eddie about African-American historical figures Rosa Parks ("Rosa Parks ain't do nuthin' but sit her Black ass down; there was a whole lotta other people that sat down on the bus, and they did it way before Rosa did!"), Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ("Martin Luther King was a ho [whore]!"), and Jackson himself ("Fuck Jesse Jackson"). Jackson and Sharpton pressured MGM to edit these scenes out of the film before its DVD release in January 2003; the film was released with the "controversial" scenes intact. See more »

Goofs

When Calvin is driving Ricky, after Ricky throws the gun in the river, he makes a left turn. His hands move and the background scenery changes accordingly, but he only slides his hand over the steering wheel, which stays still. See more »

Quotes

Ricky: We don't need reparations! We need restraint!
Billy: "Restraint"?
Ricky: "Restraint"! Some discipline! Don't go out and buy a Range Rover when you livin' with your mama! And pay your mama some rent! And can we please, please, *please* try and teach our kids something other than the "Chronic" album? And *please*, Black people, try and be on time for something other than free before eleven at the club!
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Alternate Versions

UK video version was edited (for language) by 51 sec. to secure a '12' rating. Additionaly some of the supplementary material for the DVD was cut (47 sec.) to keep the video rating. An uncut '15' was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: Winner Chosen (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

And We
(film mix)
Written by Bink (as R. Harrell), Mario Winans (as M. Winans), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as S. Combs),
Black Rob (as R. Ross), T. Gibson, Kain Cioffie (as K. Cioffie), G. Dep (as T. Coleman),
, Foxy Brown (as I. Marchand), Jeremy A. Graham (as J. Graham), D. Goss, Varick D. Smith (as V. Smith),
, Craig Mack (as C. Mack)
Performed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as P. Diddy), Black Rob, Big Azz Ko, Kain Cioffie,
G. Dep, Foxy Brown, The Mighty Ha & Craig Mack
Produced by Bink
Foxy Brown appears courtesy of Island/Def Jam Recordings
P. Diddy & Bad Boy Family appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
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One of the best films of the year in my opinoin
14 September 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee 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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