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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

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Why not spend another day with the crew at Calvin's shop in the South Side of Chicago?

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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

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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

When Alderman Brown and the TV crew enter Calvin's barbershop, the red 'tally' light on the front of the camera is flashing, so is the warning light on the rear left. Flashing red indicates either a low battery, slack tape or internal humidity. It can also mean 'running up to speed' but any cameraman worth his weight would already be turning over BEFORE he enters the shop, not during. See more »

Quotes

Calvin: [to his calm baby son] One day this shop's gonna be yours.
[his baby son starts to cry loudly]
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Crazy Credits

The song by Black Eyed Peas playing during the opening credits is called "Let's Get Retarded" on their album, but in the movie the lyrics have been changed to "Let's Get It Started". In the credits it's listed as "Let's Get Censored". See more »

Connections

Followed by Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Swagger Back
Written by S. Brown, Keith Murray (as K. Murray), T. Rivelli
Performed by Keith Murray
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Back Again for some more laughs on the South Side of Chicago!
8 August 2004 | by SonicStuartSee all my reviews

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Starring: Ice Cube, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Sean Patrick Thomas and Queen Latifah

Genre: Comedy

Rated: PG-13

We continue the adventures with the barbers and Calvin Palmer (Ice Cube) on the South Side of Chicago. In this sequel to the 2002 hit Barbershop, Calvin's shop is threatened again but this time by a greedy developer who is opening a mega-franchise barbershop right across the street from Calvin's shop. The whole gang from the first movie is back including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), Terri (Eve), Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas), Ricky (Michael Ealy) and Isacc (Troy Garity). Also in this movie we have a new character named Gina (Queen Latifah) who is a stylist at a beauty shop next door. As Calvin does what he can to counter this threat, life goes on in the barbershop, with more of the same tart dialog and life complications in various hilarious ways as in the original. I missed Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate in this sequel because I thought they were hilarious in the first one but this sequel was still funny and besides at this time when this movie was filming, Anthony Anderson was busy doing Agent Cody Banks 2, Scary Movie 3, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and his TV-series, All About the Andersons. Just another day on the South Side of Chicago.


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