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Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)

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A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.

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Michel Gondry

Writer:

Dave Chappelle
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Chappelle ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erykah Badu ... Herself
Isaac ben Ayala Isaac ben Ayala ... Isaac ben Ayala
Yasiin Bey ... Himself (as Mos Def)
Big Daddy Kane ... Himself
Bilal ... Himself (as Bilal Oliver)
Cody ChesnuTT Cody ChesnuTT ... Himself
Keyshia Cole ... Herself
Common ... Himself
Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis ... Himself - The Fugees (as Jerry 'Wonda' Duplessis)
Fugees ... Themselves
Alice Goguen Alice Goguen ... Herself - Ohio
James 'Kamal' Gray James 'Kamal' Gray ... Himself - The Roots
Fred Hampton Jr. ... Himself (as Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.)
Lauryn Hill ... Herself - The Fugees
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Storyline

Dave Chappelle presents a Brooklyn neighborhood with its very own once-in-a-lifetime free block party. In addition to Chappelle, the roster of artists includes Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, the Roots, Cody ChesnuTT, Big Daddy Kane, and - reunited for their first performance in over seven years - the Fugees. Includes private rehearsals footage and Chappelle in the small Ohio town he calls home, where he wanders through town handing out golden tickets to invite several dozen citizens to join the party, providing transportation and lodging for their visit to Brooklyn. Ohio's Central State University marching band makes the trip and kicks off the festivities at the intersection of Quincy and Downing Streets. A diverse crowd and Chappelle's freestyle wit guides them (and us) through a celebration of music and comedy, history and community. Written by Focus Features

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You're invited to the party of the decade! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dave Chappelle/Michel Gondry Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,516,000, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:

$11,718,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,051,924
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dave Chappelle funded this project with his own money. See more »

Goofs

Dave Chappelle's main reason for holding the block party in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was because, he says, that hip-hop originated there. However, hip-hop really originated in the South Bronx and spread to the other sections of New York soon afterward. See more »

Quotes

Dave Chappelle: Attention, Huxtables, there is a block party down the street. Bring Yourselves. BRING YOURSELVES! And bring Rudy, Theo, and Denise.
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Connections

References Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Love of My Life
Written by Common (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn), Bobby Ozuna, James Poyser (as James Jason Poyser), Raphael Saadiq, Glenn Standridge, Erykah Badu
Performed by Erykah Badu and Common
Erykah Badu appears courtesy of Motown Records
Common appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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a piece of music history
18 June 2006 | by colbymacinnisSee all my reviews

This movie is One of a kind, it created a magic that most films will never achieve. It is filled with some incredible performances and the first appearance of the Fugees in almost ten years. If Lauren Hill's performance doesn't move you then you must be a robot because that women is a goddess. I think Block Party will be looked back upon and be remembered as one of the greatest moments for music in the new millennium. This will go down in the books as one of the greatest Music documentary's of all time right alongside Woodstock. It is also fun to watch Dave continue his racial commentary on today's society. I loved Block Party and will recommend this movie to everyone I know.


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