CB4 (1993)

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CB4 (1993) Poster

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.




  • Charlie Murphy in CB4 (1993)
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  • Chris Rock at an event for CB4 (1993)
  • Tamra Davis in CB4 (1993)
  • Deezer D in CB4 (1993)
  • Phil Hartman in CB4 (1993)

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3 March 1999 | Loothor
| A satirical "Rapumentary" that could have been great (but isn't).
"CB4" is worth seeing if you are a fan of rap music, Chris Rock, or lowball cultural humor. It has some extremely funny scenes, some great satirical rap songs, and a really stupid plot line.

Unfortunately, "CB4" could have been a lot more than it is. It doesn't come close to the humor or intelligence of the similarly-themed "This is Spinal Tap". The idea of making a spoof "rapumentary" is a good one, with a lot of humor potential, and the central casting of "CB4" (particularly Chris Rock and Allen Payne) is adequate. However, the movie is ruined by a particularly lame (and completely unnecessary) plot-line involving a real gangster trying to kill the self-styled "gangster rap" band members who have stolen his name and history.

Had "CB4" contained itself to a satirical "rapumentary" about a band of middle-class black guys posing as "gangster rappers", it might have been a truly excellent film on par with "This is Spinal Tap". Its lame plot reduces it to a sub-par comedy which is much less than the sum of its parts, some of which are truly inspired (The scene with Euripides working as a gay phone sex operator, "Straight Outta Locash" and "Sweat of my Balls" are particulary funny).

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,122,450 14 March 1993

Gross USA:


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