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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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Todd Anderson's life changes overnight when he signs a $30 million contract with the NBA. Determined not to forget who he is and where he's from, he throws a cookout for his family and friends from the hood, in his new neighborhood.

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Lance Rivera

Writers:

Queen Latifah (story), Shakim Compere (story) | 4 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ja Rule ... Bling Bling
Tim Meadows ... Leroy
Jenifer Lewis ... Lady Em
Quran Pender ... Todd Andersen (as Storm P)
Jonathan Silverman ... Wes
Meagan Good ... Brittany
Farrah Fawcett ... Mrs. Crowley
Ruperto Vanderpool Ruperto Vanderpool ... Wheezer
Frankie Faison ... Jojo Andersen
Vincent Pastore ... Poo Salesman
Kevin Phillips ... Jamal Washington
Reg E. Cathey ... Frank Washington
Rita Owens Rita Owens ... Nettie Washington
Gerry Bamman ... Butler
Carl Wright ... Grandpa
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Last cinema film of Farrah Fawcett. 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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Lady Em: Because there's no such thing as a healthy cookout. Look around this counter. You see anything healthy? Look at this. Chitterlings--sodium. Macaroni and cheese--sodium. Greens--sodium. Black-eyed peas--sodium. Potato salad--sodium. Sodium, sodium, sodium! OK? And as for Todd... that boy's eaten so much sodium he could crap a salt lick.
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References Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Stressed Out
Performed by Ty
Written by Tyrone Griffin / Kory Stewart
Courtesy of Sol Gruv Productions
Published by Sol Gruv Publishing (ASCAP)
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Another damn Johnson Family Vacation
5 September 2004 | by ShadySamuraiSee all my reviews

This movie is very so-so.(i.e. the acting, directing, story)

This movie has a lot of dislikeable characters the first moment you see them which made this movie a little hard to watch. Also a lot of streotypes of whites. I was surprised I didn't see any watermelon eating in this movie. The plot is, a basketball player (Storm P) wants to have the annual family cookout in his new house surrounded by "WHITE PEOPLE" who believe he is a "GANG BANGER". His mother (Jennifer Lewis) was the first dislikeable character to me. Because she is always yapping her mouth like she does in every movie shes in. This movie also did not flow well. For example, something could be happening and then maybe one character has to leave and go do something. They never show what happens after that character does after. It was like this movie had a thousand deleted scenes.Just like Johnson Family Vacation, which was a bad movie cause it was trying to be a National Lampoon film.In summary, it was a lot worse than I expected. I think Storm P(Quran Pender), Ja Rule, Queen Latifah, & Tim Meadows kept this movie watchable.

6/10 **


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bernardsvile, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,600,000, 5 September 2004

Gross USA:

$11,814,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,009,070
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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