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Welcome to Calvin's Barbershop. Come in and get lined up. Take off your coat and let off some steam. Grab a seat and wait for a chair, waste some time, hear what's going on, and be ready to give your opinion. But don't get mad if they laugh at what comes out of your mouth. The barbershop is a place where everyone comes together and is together. Everybody's equal, at least until they walk out the door. Come in for a cut. Leave with a lot more.

BARBERSHOP is an ensemble comedy about a day at a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It's Calvin's (Ice Cube) 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 waste of time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, however, Calvin finally begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. Realizing the shop's importance to the community and to the people who work there Calvin's got to raise the money to get it back and keep the shop in the family.

Calvin's Barbershop is a gathering place for an eclectic and hilarious cast of characters and a showcase for a young, talented crew of rising stars. Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) is an old-time barber with a big mouth, strong opinions, and no customers. College student Jimmy (Sean Patrick Thomas) has a superiority complex and can't stand Isaac (Troy Garity), the white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky (Michael Ealy) is an ex-con with two strikes against him who's trying to stay straight, and Tern (rap star Eve) is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend or get people to leave her apple juice alone. Also including Anthony Anderson, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David, and Lahmard Tate an all-star cast comes together in BARBERSHOP to tell a story of laughter, heart, community.. .and haircuts.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presents a State Street Pictures/Cube Vision production of BARBERSHOP, the studio feature film directorial debut of acclaimed music video director Tim Story. With a story by Mark Brown and a screenplay by Brown and Don D. Scott and Marshall Todd, the film was produced by Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Jr., and Brown. The talented production team includes director of photography Tom Priestly, ASC, production designer Roger Fortune, film editor John Carter, A.C.E., and composer Terence Blanchard. Matt Alvarez and Larry Kennar served as executive producers.

In Barbershop, a customer can come in to get a haircut and walk out with an earful of anything from politics to sports to a blow-by-blow retelling of somebody else's business. Every community has a place where people congregate to exchange stories, laugh, seek guidance, or just hang out. Calvin's Barbershop is one of those places.

Producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr., didn't immediately see a local barbershop as a strong potential location for a major motion picture comedy. But everyone needs a haircut. A barbershop is a place all kinds of people visit from time to time, rich or poor, black or white, young or old. It becomes a microcosm of society and, as a film setting, allows for an incredibly rich and diverse and humorous cast of characters to assemble and tell a story. The producers were drawn to the themes of commonality and community in the script themes that perf

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