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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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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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Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening montage there is a brief shot of the group NWA minus Ice Cube who was a member of the group and stars in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004). See more »

Goofs

In the first Barbershop, the tattoo of the woman is on Ricky's left arm. In the sequel, it appears on his right arm. This may not be evident because he is wearing mostly long-sleeved shirts in the first movie, but one of the deleted scenes shows him in a tank-top and the tattoo is visible. See more »

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[Calvin is about to eat a biscuit]
Miss Emma: Say grace first!
Calvin: Oh, uh..."Jesus wept".
Miss Emma: Why?
Calvin: Why what?
Miss Emma: Why did Jesus weep?
Calvin: 'Cuz he was sad.
Miss Emma: *Why* was he sad?
Calvin: 'Cuz he was sad 'cuz they ain't let him eat his biscuit...
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References The Jetsons (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Thug N U Thug N Me
(Remix)
Written by Tupac Shakur (as Tupac Amaru Shakur), Johnny J (as Johnny Lee Jackson),
Jewel Peyton
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2 Pac)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cutting Past the Dead Hair.
16 March 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Most of the major characters return for this impressive sequel that nearly works as well as its very good predecessor. Barbershop owner Ice Cube and his fellow cutters (out-of-place female Eve, African immigrant Leonard Earl Howze, super white boy Troy Garity, ex-con Michael Ealy and loud-mouthed veteran Cedric the Entertainer) have a new problem on their hands. Business opportunist Harry Lennix wants to open a Nappy Cutz (a fictional Super Cuts-styled rip-off) shop across the street. Immediately the group is worried about the possibility of being run out of business by the upstarts. Former barber Sean Patrick Thomas (now working for Illinois state governor Robert Wisdom) realizes the situation and does what he can to help. Naturally though Wisdom is just as crooked and suspicious as Lennix so thus another dilemma occurs. Ice Cube is also constantly bothered by one of his wife's (Jazsmin Lewis) relatives (a priceless turn by Kenan Thompson). Thompson also has the itch to become a stylist and hangs around the shop in spite of the fact that no one trusts him with their hair. Also along for the ride is beauty shop owner Queen Latifah who doubles as Cube's old love interest and Cedric's acid-tongued equal. A little history into Cedric's background is hilarious, heart-breaking and thought-provoking all at the same time. He thinks about a lost love (Garcelle Beauvais) and also remembers Cube's kind and decent father (Javon Jackson). Flashbacks to a Civil Rights-torn landscape of 1960s Chicago becomes a strangely poignant part of a franchise that people do not think of as serious. All in all "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" is a noble work. Once again the screenplay and direction are adequate, but the amazing characters are still the series' primary calling card. Lennix and Wisdom are really not quite as good as antagonist Keith David was in the original. I also missed neighborhood trouble-makers Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate, but their absences do not shatter the overall effectiveness of the sequel. 4 stars out of 5.


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