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Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

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A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

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Michel Gondry

Writer:

Dave Chappelle
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Chappelle ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erykah Badu ... Herself
Isaac ben Ayala Isaac ben Ayala ... Isaac ben Ayala
Yasiin Bey ... Himself (as Mos Def)
Big Daddy Kane ... Himself
Bilal ... Himself (as Bilal Oliver)
Cody ChesnuTT Cody ChesnuTT ... Himself
Keyshia Cole ... Herself
Common ... Himself
Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis ... Himself - The Fugees (as Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis)
Fugees ... Themselves
Alice Goguen Alice Goguen ... Herself - Ohio
James 'Kamal' Gray James 'Kamal' Gray ... Himself - The Roots
Fred Hampton Jr. Fred Hampton Jr. ... Himself (as Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.)
Lauryn Hill ... Herself - The Fugees
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Storyline

Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In addition to Chappelle, the roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Includes private rehearsals footage and Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home, where he wanders through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band makes the trip and kicks off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. A diverse crowd and Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a celebration of music and comedy, history and community. Written by Focus Features

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You're invited to the party of the decade! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dave Chappelle/Michel Gondry Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,214,723, 5 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,694,528, 2 April 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dave Chappelle funded this project with his own money. See more »

Goofs

Dave Chappelle's main reason for holding the block party in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was because, he says, that hip-hop originated there. However, hip-hop really originated in the South Bronx and spread to the other sections of New York soon afterward. See more »

Quotes

Dave Chappelle: [regarding music and comedy] I'm mediocre at both and yet have managed to talk my way into a fortune.
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Connections

Spoofs A Time to Kill (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop
Written by Clayton Galvin, Lavonne Alford
Performed by Dead Prez
Dead Prez appear courtesy of Sony Urban/Columbia Records
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One of the greatest movies yet this year
4 March 2006 | by JABKoolSee all my reviews

this movie was outrageously funny due to the brilliant comic Dave Chappelle. This movie also features great music and entertainment. But if you think this movie is full of Dave Chappelles wild skits like on the Chappelle Show, ill let you know right now its not. Its a documentary about him putting this Block Party together. While it does have his amazing comic brilliance in it, it is MOSTLY filled with great music. Still I loved this movie for all its aspects, the Music, the jokes, the stories, and the entertainment. With Musical talent including Mos Deff, Kanye West, The Roots, Dead Prez, the Commons, a reunion of The Fugees, and much much more, this is a must see. So many of the movies that are put into theaters are not worth your 8-10 dollars, this one is. BUT go see it knowing that its not the Chappelle Show.


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