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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.

Director:

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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Sex, rap and family values? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Charlie Murphy, after his first audition for the gangster Gusto, Chris Rock told him to act meaner. For his second audition, Murphy brought a real loaded gun to his audition and he got the part. The gun belonged to Ray Murphy Jr.. See more »

Goofs

When the guy punches Trustus's corpse in the casket, he gives it a black eye. This is impossible, as a black eye is a collection of blood underneath the skin, and the blood is drained from a processed corpse and replaced with formalin. See more »

Quotes

Euripides: Did you know a black man invented ice cream?
Albert: No, no, no. Now how the hell a black man gonna invent ice cream in hot-ass Africa? Tell me that!
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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 Fear of a Black Hat (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Wannabes
Written by Deezer D, Torcha Chamba and Lyndrew Harrell and Otis Wilson
Performed by Deezer D
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Funniest "rapumentary" that I've ever seen
27 June 2004 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

I've heard various stories about CB4, so finally I had the conclusion that I just have to see this piece. CB4 covers all my funny prejudices about the gangsterrap culture, and starts out with a small crew who wants to end up like rap stars - it's all about the beat and the attitude! Chris Rock just plays his role like a mad man, so good and so real! I just laughed the whole time this piece rolled in the VCR, and these scenes who are shooting parody of the gangsterculture just takes home the first prize award - it's too much of the good stuff! It has a good point after all, and when the ending credits roll I felt that this was a true piece of acting - funny and creative as it does not follow any other film formula I've yet seen so far. 7/10!


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