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CB4 (1993)

R | | Comedy, Music | 12 March 1993 (USA)
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A guy makes a documentary of the rap band CB4 by following them. CB4 got popular by stealing Gusto's name, background and image. He wants them dead.

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Tamra Davis

Writers:

Chris Rock (story), Nelson George (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Albert / MC Gusto
Allen Payne ... Euripides / Dead Mike
Deezer D ... Otis / Stab Master Arson
Chris Elliott ... A. White
Phil Hartman ... Virgil Robinson
Charlie Murphy ... Gusto (as Charles Q. Murphy)
Khandi Alexander ... Sissy
Art Evans ... Albert Sr.
Theresa Randle ... Eve
Willard E. Pugh ... Trustus
Ty Granderson Jones ... 40 Dog (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Rachel True ... Daliha
Victor Wilson Victor Wilson ... Lt. Davenport
Richard Gant ... Baa Baa Ack
J.D. Daniels ... Ben
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Storyline

A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Sex, Rhymes and keepin' it real. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CB4 - The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,122,450, 14 March 1993

Gross USA:

$17,953,778

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,953,778
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie Murphy, who plays Gusto and is Eddie Murphy's older brother, told stories of his misadventures as a part of Eddie's entourage while on the set of this film. Those stories, which featured encounters with Prince and Rick James, would later be featured on Chappelle's Show as Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories. Chris Rock revealed this in an interview years after Chappelle's Show ended and said he wished he had thought of the idea. See more »

Goofs

Rachel True (Albert's girlfriend) calls him Arthur instead of Albert on the stairs of the scene at his mother's house. See more »

Quotes

Well Dressed Man: [to Trustus' corpse] Thought you got away with it, huh? Now, you layin' dead. We ain't settled this yet, right? Where's my money, muthafucka?
[punches Trustus' corpse, leaving a black eye]
Well Dressed Man: Where's my money, muthafucka?
[punches Trustus' corpse again]
Well Dressed Man: I want my money! Funeral or no funeral, I want my money! I don't care if I have to give you mouth-to-mouth to revive your Black ass! I want my money!
[crosses himself and walks away]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Chris Rock is shown playing Cheap Pete who asks a newspaper vendor how much a newspaper costs. When he finds out it's too expensive he asks to pay 15 cents and for the vendor to read him the good news. See more »

Alternate Versions

FX Network TV version includes one additional scene showing the real M.C. Gusto breaking out of jail; in this scene you see M.C. Gusto and a white inmate in a golf course and the white guy says dumb comments and subsequently gets knocked out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Love No Limit
Written by Kenneth Greene and Dave Hall
Performed by Mary J. Blige
Courtesy of Uptown Records / MCA Records
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Oldskool at its best.
2 January 2000 | by nailed-3See all my reviews

This movie is a classic. I had wanted to see it when I was younger, but of course I wasn't allowed to. I saw this a few months ago and it was even better now. This is one of Chris Rock's best performances, he nails the role of a rapper perfectly (not to mention his costume...). The movie was one of the first to feature parody raps and they are great, considering this film was Pre-Insane Clown Posse and the like. "Sweat from my balls" still makes me laugh every time I hear it.

Some might say this does not transfer to the new rap school, but It definitely does. If you were once a fan of oldschool rap or are still a fan of rap, this movie is definitely worth checking out.


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