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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bling Bling
... Leroy
... Lady Em
... Todd Andersen (as Storm P)
... Wes
... Brittany
... Mrs. Crowley
Ruperto Vanderpool ... Wheezer
... Jojo Andersen
... Poo Salesman
... Jamal Washington
... Frank Washington
Rita Owens ... Nettie Washington
... Butler
... Grandpa
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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. But when you have new and old friends, family, agents, and product reps in the same house, things are bound to get crazy. Written by Anonymous

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This summer, get your grill on!

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

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Barbecue Party  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,219,794, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,540,112, 10 October 2004
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Jamal's mother is Queen Latifah's mother in real-life. See more »

Goofs

When Todd and Jamal go to the basketball court to play he is wearing light blue pants which he removes to play. When playing he has on shorts which he is wearing as they exit but in the outside shot of them leaving he is once again wearing the pants. See more »

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Security Guard: Do you know Marquis Fontaineau?
Little Dee: Light skin with good hair, yeah I know thim.
Little Dee's Baby: You know my daddy!
Security Guard: Aw hell no!
Little Dee: Let's roll.
[drives off]
Security Guard: [calls Marquis Fontaineau on her cell phone] Marquis, I thought you said you didn't know Little Dee. I met her. I seen her. I seen your damm baby.
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References Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) See more »

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Symphony No. 5; Op. 67 in C Minor
Performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Courtesy of Extreme Productions Music USA
Published by Extreme Productions Music USA
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The Screwball "Soul Food"
24 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

"The Cookout" might not be the best movie you can see, or the most sensitive to black people. Still, it is enjoyable. It stars rapper Storm P (aka Quran Pender) as Todd Anderson, a young, newly-drafted NBA star. He's just gotten a house in a New Jersey gated community, and his whole family is celebrating with a cookout. The humor here is over-the-top, as are several characters. Queen Latifah's security guard, for example. Other characters do manage to make laughs. Like Tim Meadows as Leroy, the conspiracy-obsessed paralegal, and Ja Rule and Roberto Vanderpool as Bling Bling and Weezer, the dimwitted hustlers. "The Cookout" may not be so nutritious, but it's fine for empty calories.


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