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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

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Tanya Crumel ...
Herself - Hair Battle Contestant
Kevin Kirk ...
Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
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Himself - Hair Battle Contestant
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Herself
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Marvet Britto ...
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A'Lelia Bundles ...
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Herself (archiveFootage)
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Himself
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Himself
Cheryl 'Salt' James ...
Herself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
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Himself
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Herself (as Salt-N-Pepa)
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Herself (as Salli Richardson)
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Himself
Emily Santos ...
Herself: Clip from 'Keep Punching' modeling hair (archiveFootage)
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Himself
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Jennifer Lauren ...
Dancer (Battle of the Bands) (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeff Stilson

Written by

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Lance Crouther ... (written by)
 
Paul Marchand ... (ghostwriter)
 
Chris Rock ... (written by)
 
Chuck Sklar ... (written by)
 
Jeff Stilson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Nelson George ... producer
Jenny Hunter ... producer
Kalynn Jenkins ... field producer: Los Angeles
Doug Miller ... associate producer
Kevin O'Donnell ... producer
Chris Rock ... producer

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Marcus Miller

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Cliff Charles ... director of photography
Mark Henderson

Film Editing by

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Paul Marchand ... (as Mr. Paul Marchand)
Greg Nash

Editorial Department

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Alastor Arnold ... digital intermediate editor
Christopher Joseph ... assistant editor
Mato ... color timer
Walter Volpatto ... digital intermediate colorist

Makeup Department

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Bridgit Crider ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Janet Fries Eckholm ... additional post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Pamela Winn-Barnett ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mecca Lewis ... atlanta crew

Art Department

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Asami Morita ... model maker

Sound Department

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Chris Durfy ... sound mixer
Christopher Eakins ... sound effects editor
Michael Farkas ... sound effects editor
Robert Jackson ... supervising sound editor
Adam Jones ... sound mixer (as Adam T. Jones)
Roy Latham ... original dialogue mixer
Goeun Lee ... foley editor
Travis MacKay ... adr recordist
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist
Geordy Sincavage ... foley mixer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Callie Thurman ... assistant sound editor

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Christopher Joseph ... graphics

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lee Coleman ... assistant camera
Todd Hornsby ... camera operator
W. Alex. Mackey III ... additional camera operator
Bob Mahoney ... still photographer
Paul Marchand ... camera operator
Khamisi Norwood ... camera operator
Robert Shoemaker ... best boy electric
Matt Zschoche ... gaffer
Shanele Alvarez ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ivan Velez ... behind-the-scenes videographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michele Aristy ... score coordinator
P.J. Bloom ... music supervisor
Todd Bozung ... music editor
Bill Coleman ... music contributor
Jaclyn Newman Dorn ... assistant music editor
Heather Guibert ... music coordinator
Dean Krippaehne ... composer: additional music
Marcus Miller ... musician: musical score
Jason Tregoe Newman ... music editor
Sara Novak ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Anola Seibert ... personal driver

Other crew

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Tim Alexander ... security: Mr. Rock, Atlanta
Otto Arsenault ... map graphic designer
Piper Bagley ... production accountant
Jackie Bazan ... publicist
Tony Blades ... security: Mr. Rock, Los Angeles
Bernard Bronner ... consultant
Lee Coleman ... production assistant
Ava DuVernay ... promotional services
Patricia Fernandez ... production coordinator
Jana Harris ... production assistant
Kalynn Jenkins ... production coordinator
Pradeep Kalipurayath ... behind the scenes photographer: main title sequence
Pearl Lieberman ... archival research supervisor
Canyon Lindley ... security: Mr. Rock, Dallas
Terry McAllister ... security: Mr. Rock, New York
Nicole Nelch ... researcher
Akosua Adoma Owusu ... post -production assistant
Keegan Sacko ... set production assistant
Jeremy Sklar ... lead transcriber
Amber Leigh Smith ... production assistant
Mitch Spacone ... system support: FotoKem
Corey Wilson ... security: Mr. Rock, Greensboro

Thanks

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Simon Brown ... thanks
Ed Martin ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Chris Rock, a man with two daughters, asks about good hair, as defined by Black Americans, mostly Black women. He visits Bronner Brothers' annual hair convention in Atlanta. He tells us about sodium hydroxide, a toxin used to relax hair. He looks at weaves, and he travels to India where tonsure ceremonies produce much of the hair sold in America. A weave is expensive: he asks who makes the money. We visit salons and barbershops, central to the Black community. Rock asks men if they can touch their mates' hair - no, it's decoration. Various talking heads (many of them women with good hair) comment. It's about self image. Maya Angelou and Tracie Thoms provide perspective. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Красивые волосы (Russia)
  • Hårfint (Norway)
  • Não Toques no Meu Cabelo (Portugal)
Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,043,732, 09 Oct 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia Documentary filmmaker Regina Kimbell launched an injunction against Chris Rock and HBO, claiming that their film infringed on her own similarly themed documentary My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage (2010) which she screened for Rock in 2007. A federal judge ruled that Good Hair (2009) should be allowed to be released. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.14 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Days See more »
Quotes Ice-T: ...trust me, if a woman ain't happy with herself, she's going to bring nothing but pain to every f'ing body around her.
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