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Barbershop (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 13 September 2002 (USA)
A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.

Director:

Tim Story

Writers:

Mark Brown (story), Mark Brown (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Calvin Palmer
Anthony Anderson ... J.D.
Cedric the Entertainer ... Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas ... Jimmy James
Eve ... Terri Jones
Troy Garity ... Isaac Rosenberg
Michael Ealy ... Ricky Nash
Leonard Earl Howze ... Dinka
Keith David ... Lester Wallace
Jazsmin Lewis ... Jennifer Palmer
Lahmard J. Tate ... Billy (as Lahmard Tate)
Tom Wright ... Detective Williams
Jason George ... Kevin
DeRay Davis ... Hustle Guy
Sonya Eddy ... Janelle
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Storyline

A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. The barbershop is filled with characters who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac, the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn't get the time of day. Written by Uber Minion

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Taglines:

Everyone's gettin' lined up.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Barbearia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,627,433, 15 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,782,105

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,063,924
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On the DVD we see that it was Eddie that drank Teri's apple juice. See more »

Goofs

When Ray Ray, the solicitor, is in the shop, he gives Ricky a phone which a few moments later, he is seen taking it back. However, as Calvin enters and chases him out, Ricky is seen again with that same phone, trying to give it to Isaac who was standing behind him. See more »

Quotes

J.D.: Hey, don't drop the soap!
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Alternate Versions

UK video version was edited (for language) by 51 sec. to secure a '12' rating. Additionaly some of the supplementary material for the DVD was cut (47 sec.) to keep the video rating. An uncut '15' was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Followed by Beauty Shop (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

And We
(film mix)
Written by Bink (as R. Harrell), Mario Winans (as M. Winans), Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as S. Combs),
Black Rob (as R. Ross), T. Gibson, Kain Cioffie (as K. Cioffie), G. Dep (as T. Coleman),
, Foxy Brown (as I. Marchand), Jeremy A. Graham (as J. Graham), D. Goss, Varick D. Smith (as V. Smith),
, Craig Mack (as C. Mack)
Performed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as P. Diddy), Black Rob, Big Azz Ko, Kain Cioffie,
G. Dep, Foxy Brown, The Mighty Ha & Craig Mack
Produced by Bink
Foxy Brown appears courtesy of Island/Def Jam Recordings
P. Diddy & Bad Boy Family appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
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easy to take but has its ups and downs
7 March 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Likable, engaging story about the day to day operation of a black barbershop in downtown Chicago. The plot centers around Calvin Palmer, a promising young barber who inherited the family-owned shop years earlier from his late father and his attempts to save the shop from foreclosure even if it means agreeing to an offer from a miserly neighborhood loan shark. Cast is appealing and enthusiastic, the story interesting and well-intended, but it's let down by bickering characters, uneven comedy, and a few distracting subplots. A decent way to pass the time, and a good change of pace for lead actor Cube, but it's never quite as on target as it needs to be. **½


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