Barbershop


1h 42m 2002

Brief Synopsis

An ensemble comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It's Calvin's shop, and he inherited the struggling business from his father, but with bills to pay and a baby on the way, he sees the shop as a burden and a waste of 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. Calvin's barbershop is filled with an eclectic and comedic cast of folk who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with a big mouth, 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Barber Shop
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

An ensemble comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It's Calvin's shop, and he inherited the struggling business from his father, but with bills to pay and a baby on the way, he sees the shop as a burden and a waste of 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. Calvin's barbershop is filled with an eclectic and comedic cast of folk who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with a big mouth, 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.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Alvarez

Executive Producer

S Archer

Song

J Austin

Song

Gary N Baugh

Art Director

Andre Bell

Song

Tracy Bennett

Photography

D Black

Song

D Black

Song

Terence Blanchard

Music Conductor

Terence Blanchard

Music

Charles Fred Bobbit

Song

Jane Boegel

Dialogue Editor

Eddie Boles

Assistant

Todd Bozung

Music Editor

Foxy Brown

Song Performer

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Song Performer

Mark Brown

From Story

Mark Brown

Story By

Mark Brown

Producer

Mark Brown

Screenplay

E Bryant

Song

Robin Burgess

Music Coordinator

Tom Busch

Unit Production Manager

Tom Busch

Line Producer

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

J Carter

Song

John N Carter

Editor

B Casey

Song

M Chambers

Song

D Chance

Song

Mr. Mr Cheeks

Song Performer

Brian Cho

Rights & Clearances

K Cioffie

Song

Kain Cioffie

Song Performer

Guy Clayton

Special Effects Coordinator

V Colapietro

Song

Kevin Cole

Song Performer

T Coleman

Song

Dennis Coles

Song

Lyn Collins

Song Performer

Lyn Collins

Song

Sean Combs

Song Performer

Sean Combs

Song

Brian Michael Cox

Song

E Crawford

Song

William D'ambra

Property Master

Marcus Davis

Hair

Marcus Davis

Consultant

Tyrone Davis

Song

Tyrone Davis

Song Performer

Carlos Delarios

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Debra Denson

Makeup

G Dep

Song Performer

James Russell Dewolf

Dialogue Editor

N Dinkins

Song

Major Dodson

Song

Major Dodson

Song Performer

Barbara E Doherty

Craft Service

Wileen Dragovan

Art Department Coordinator

John Edwards-younger

Sound Effects Editor

Felicia Fasano

Casting

Chris Flores

Song

Roger Fortune

Production Designer

D Frederic

Song

Dreux Frederic

Song Performer

Dan Garde

Music Editor

Andre Garrett

Song

Andre Garrett

Song Performer

Anthony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

Marvin Gaye

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Jay General

Song Performer

Jay General

Song

T Gibson

Song

James Giovannetti

Assistant Director

Larry Goeb

Adr Editor

D Goss

Song

J Graham

Song

John F Green

Dialogue Editor

D Grinstead

Song

C Gunn

Song

R Harrell

Song

Roosevelt Harrell

Song

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

C Hawkins

Song

Joseph Hearne

Music Producer

Joseph Hearne

Song

K Hickson

Song

Bill Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

Patrick Hogan

Adr Editor

K Ifill

Song

Alvertis Isbell

Song

J Jackson

Song

Jennifer Jobst

Key Costumer

D Johnson

Song

C Jones

Song

J Jones

Song

D Jordan

Song

T Kelly

Song

Larry Kennar

Executive Producer

Sharon D King

Casting

George Kohut

Camera Operator

Amel Larrieux

Song Performer

Glenn Lewis

Song Performer

M Michael Lewis

Key Grip

Sherrod Lindsey

Song Performer

Galt Macdermot

Song Performer

Galt Macdermot

Song

C Mack

Song

Craig Mack

Song Performer

Jim Magdaleno

Storyboard Artist

David Malley

Production Secretary

Lawrence H Mann

Supervising Sound Editor

I Marchand

Song

J Mason

Song

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Curtis Mayfield

Song Performer

James R Mcallister

Location Manager

John Mchugh

Construction Coordinator

D Mcpherson

Song

Gary Meals

Song

G Mohlabane

Song

Steve Mowse

Song

Todd Murakami

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Newlan

Foley Editor

David Obermeyer

Sound Mixer

David Obermeyer

Sound

Margaret J. Orlando

Production Coordinator

Devon Patterson

Costume Designer

Melissa Philipian

Assistant

Larry Powell

Assistant

Tom Priestley

Dp/Cinematographer

Tom Priestley

Director Of Photography

Beverly Jo Pryor

Makeup

Jeff Rosen

Foley Editor

R Ross

Song

Steve Russell

Song

Patricia Schneider

Set Decorator

Don D Scott

Screenplay

Erick Sermon

Song

E Shaw

Song

L Singleton

Song

E Smith

Song

P Smith

Song

V Smith

Song

The Staple Singers

Song Performer

Paul Stewart

Music Supervisor

Bob Stuart

Stunt Coordinator

George L. Tarrant

Assistant

Jon Taylor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

T Taylor

Song

Robert Teitel

Producer

Margaret A Thomas

Production Coordinator

Rick Thomas

Chief Lighting Technician

Christi Tidman

Accountant

George Tillman

Producer

Marshall Todd

Screenplay

Roger Troutman

Song

Mary Vernieu

Casting

Tim Vincent

Colorist

J Vine

Song

Fred Wesley

Song

K Williams

Song

A Wilmore

Song

M Winans

Song

Denise Wynbrandt

Hair Stylist

David Young

Song Performer

David Young

Song

Jason Young

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Barber Shop
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Crime
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 1, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2003

Released in United States August 2002

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.

Mark Brown reportedly received low against mid six figures for this project.

Feature acting debut year for role played by Grammy-winning, acclaimed singer/songwriter Eve, who was also featured in the year in Rob Cohen's 'XXX' (USA/2002).

Mark Brown reportedly received low against mid six figures for this project.

Released in United States Fall September 13, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 1, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2003

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.)

Released in United States Fall September 13, 2002