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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 February 2004 (USA)
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The owner of an historic South Side Chicago barbershop is pressured to sell out to a land developer, but must face the impact this would have on his close-knit community.

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Mark Brown (characters), Don D. Scott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Calvin
Cedric the Entertainer ... Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jimmy
Eve ... Terri
Troy Garity ... Isaac
Michael Ealy ... Ricky
Leonard Earl Howze ... Dinka
Harry Lennix ... Quentin Leroux
Robert Wisdom ... Alderman Brown
Jazsmin Lewis ... Jennifer
Carl Wright ... Checkers Fred
DeRay Davis ... Hustle Guy
Kenan Thompson ... Kenard
Queen Latifah ... Gina
Garcelle Beauvais ... Loretta (as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon)
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Storyline

The continuing adventures of the barbers at Calvin's Barbershop. Gina, a stylist at the beauty shop next door, is now trying to cut in on his business. Calvin is again struggling to keep his father's shop and traditions alive--this time against urban developers looking to replace mom and pop establishments with name-brand chains. The world changes, but some things never go out of style--from current events and politics to relationships and love, you can still say anything you want at the barbershop. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Back in business.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia 2 - De Volta ao Negócio See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,241,612, 8 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,111,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,971,313
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The football jersey that Ice Cube is wearing during the last part of the movie is a Gale Sayers #40 Chicago Bears throwback jersey made by Mitchell & Ness. See more »

Goofs

The CTA "L" cars used in the flashback to 1969 were not in service back then. They started using the 2600 series cars in the early-'80s See more »

Quotes

Gina: What Calvin NEEDS you to do is to get up off your fat ass an' cut some heads!
Eddie: Now how you gonna talk about size... when you one Reese's Pieces away from Jenny Craig y'self?
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Follows Barbershop (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Not Today
Written by Mary J. Blige, Bruce Miller, Dr. Dre (as Andre Young),
Ron Feemster (as Ron "Neff-U" Feemster), Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo Jr.),
, Eve (as Eve Jeffers)
Performed by Mary J. Blige featuring Eve
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Eve appears courtesy of Aftermath/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Get your haircut at this barbershop
4 February 2004 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

The same crew is back in a sequel to the hilarious comedy about a group of barbers who cut hair and discuss life inside their little barbershop community. Calvin (Ice Cube) is the owner of the barbershop with Cedric The Entertainer as his oldest barber. Queen Latifah has been added to the cast with a beauty shop next door. The south side of Chicago is changing with developers buying up everything and moving everybody out of the old neighborhood. Calvin is about to have new competition from a chain barbershop opening across the street. To fight the new barbershop, Calvin tries to upscale his barbershop with paintings and glass sculptures. Calvin also orders his barbers to be quiet and just cut hair, and stop the tradition of being able to say anything you want inside the barbershop. If you liked the first movie, you will like this one. Some of the discussions are outrageous, especially, the ones with Cedric. I laughed through the entire movie. (MGM, Run Time 1:38, Rated PG-13) (7/10)


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