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CB4 - The Movie
CB4 - The Movie
Actors: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman
Director: Tamra Davis
Genres: Comedy
R     2003     1hr 29min

Three middle-class pals try to be cell-block types and tap into the rap market but cross a drug-dealing club owner. Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 08/23/2005 Starring: Chris Rock Phil Hartman Run time: 89 m...  more »


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Actors: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman
Director: Tamra Davis
Creators: Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Earl Watson, Sean Daniel, Brian Grazer
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/07/2003
Original Release Date: 03/12/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 03/12/1993
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

M.C. Gusto Rules!
Luis Hernandez | New York, New York, USA | 10/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While on a hiatus from his long stint on Saturday Night Live, comedian Chris Rock took time to write and star in this film spoofing the world of gangster rap and hip hop. Directed by Tamra Davis ("Billy Madison"; "Half Baked"), "CB4" stars Chris Rock as Albert Brown, a young African-American guy living in Locash, California who dreams of making it big as a major rap star. With his friends, Euripides (Allen Payne of "Jason's Lyric") and Stabmaster Arson (Deezer D), Albert sets his sights on landing a contract with mega produced Trustus Jones.However, trouble comes along when Gusto (played by Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie Murphy), the owner of the most popular club is arrested in a drug transaction that Albert witnessed (Gusto believes he was an informer). With Gusto out for revenge on Albert, Albert decides to take advantage of Gusto's name and personality and create the biggest, baddest rap group of all time-- CB4 (short for Cell Block 4).Throughout the film, the band faces challenges to their freedom of speech, problems in their love lives, band disunity, and a reconnection with their African roots. With a variety of jokes primarily targeted for urban minorities, CB4 will have you rolling on the floor laughing.Also starring in the film is the late Phil Hartman who plays a California conservative politician bent on destroying CB4. Khandi Alexander (television's "Talk Radio," which also had Hartman as a cast member) is hysterical as the hip hop groupie Sissy who is a "businesswoman" due to her get rich scheme of capturing rap stars in embarrassing Polaroid shots and blackmailing them. Chris Rock has sure come a long way from his days on Saturday Night Live. "CB4" was his first starring role, and after watching this film you'll see why he is one of the funniest comics alive today. "CB4" is to rap music as "This is Spinal Tap" was to rock. It's funny to the last minute."
One of the funniest spoofs
topdoggq | Maryland | 02/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OMG this movie is soooooo dammmmmm funny, If you wanna see something that will make you roll on the floor, then this is a must. One of Chris Rocks best performances, plus the sound track is funny. Another movie to check out is FEAR OF A BLACK HAT."
Joe Clay | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the rap group N.W.A. came along, with its provocative lyrics and presence, it was only a matter of time before a parody came along. Well this is it and its hilarious.

Its a story about 3 regular guys who decide to be gangster rappers and encounter all kinds of situations along the way, from politicians to the media, its a hilarious ride.

So if youre a fan of rap and/or great comedy, pick this up cause its a riot. Outrageous!!!"
The funniest Chris Rock Film ever
Joe Clay | 05/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The CB4 music is brillant , Chris Rock is Hillarious and Whacky D is gay"