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** In ''Back In Business'' nobody seems to like Kenard.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: By the finale of the first film Calvin has gotten his family's barbershop back, has settled comfortably into his role as the owner of a cherished local institution, and has presumably used the [=ATM=] money reward to pay off the barbershop's debts.



* FriendOnTheForce: Detective Williams seems to be on good terms with Calvin, even covering for him at one point when the latter is snooping around Nappy Cutz.



** Eddie comes across as a bumbling old man who can be TheLoad but he's a skilled barber who treats it as a craft, and the barbershop as a pillar of the community.



* TheLoad: Eddie plays this straight with some caveats. He mostly sits in his chair all day doing no work and doesn't pay rent on it. That said Calvin's father told Eddie that he would never have to pay for his chair after Eddie saved the barbershop from being burnt down following the riots after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Plus when the occasion calls for it he does dispense some insightful wisdom to the younger barbers.



* ReformedCriminal: Ricky. He's got two felonies on his record and is intent on keeping his honest job at the barbershop. In the sequel Terri lampshades how getting his GED means he "gives a damn about his life."



* SmugSnake: Lester Williams comes off as a very greasy, slippery character.

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Lester Williams comes off as a very greasy, slippery character.character.
** Lalowe Brown shows signs of this.
** Quentin Leroux oozes this.


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* {{Troll}}: Eddie's EstablishingCharacterMoment is pretending to hold the barbershop at gunpoint. Going by Calvin's amused reaction this is not an uncommon occurrence.

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* HotBlooded: Oh god, '''Terri.''' One of her customers actually decides to come back later fearing that she can't cut his hair while as angry as she was! Significantly toned down in the sequel when she gets her anger under control, but she still shows shades of it from time to time.

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* SlapSlapKiss: Ricky and Terri in the second film.


* AmicableExes: Calvin and Gina are on good terms. They trade jabs occasionally but it's never mean-spirited.



* BerserkButton: "Who Frank my goddamn apple juice?!"

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* BerserkButton: "Who Frank drank my goddamn apple juice?!"


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* BigBeautifulWoman: Gina, which she herself lampshades.


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** Gina plays this absolutely straight. It's Queen Latifah, after all.

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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: It's easier to count the scenes in the film that ''don't'' have this, especially ''Back in Business.''


* GetOut: Terri says this to his cheating ex-boyfriend, while hitting him on the head.

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* GetOut: Terri says this to his her cheating ex-boyfriend, while hitting him on the head.



* HonorBeforeReason: J.D. calls Billy out for chasing a guy who owes him $5 when they have an ATM machine loaded with tons of money. Billy tells him it was a principle and J.D. would have done the same thing.

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* HonorBeforeReason: J.D. calls Billy out for chasing a guy who owes him $5 when they have an ATM machine loaded with tons of money.money (or so they think). Billy tells him it was a principle and J.D. would have done the same thing.


Calvin (Music/IceCube) has plans to launch a record label… which is yet another of the many plans he's had. Right now, though, he owns a pretty-much insolvent barbershop in [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} south Chicago]]. His father and grandfather [[FamilyBusiness owned it before him]], and he has a retinue of (mostly) black barbers working for him. Calvin has other plans, though, and sells the shop to [[SmugSnake Lester Williams]]. However, Lester wants to take the shop in a direction that Calvin doesn't approve of, and Lester demands double what Calvin paid him to buy it back. Add to this that two guys steal an [=ATM=] from the convenience store near the shop, hoping to get rich from the money inside. Later on in the day, the police storm the shop and arrest one of the barbers. Said barber is an ex-con with two strikes on his record, and the robbers (one of them is the barber's cousin) used his truck in the crime. Even worse, they're willing to let him take the rap for the burglary. Can Calvin save his friend and the shop?

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Calvin (Music/IceCube) has plans to launch a record label… which is yet another of the many plans he's had. Right now, though, he owns a pretty-much insolvent barbershop in [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} south Chicago]]. His father and grandfather [[FamilyBusiness owned it before him]], and he has a retinue of (mostly) black barbers working for him. Calvin has other plans, though, and sells the shop to [[SmugSnake Lester Williams]].Wallace]]. However, Lester wants to take the shop in a direction that Calvin doesn't approve of, and Lester demands double what Calvin paid him to buy it back. Add to this that two guys steal an [=ATM=] from the convenience store near the shop, hoping to get rich from the money inside. Later on in the day, the police storm the shop and arrest one of the barbers. Said barber is an ex-con with two strikes on his record, and the robbers (one of them is the barber's cousin) used his truck in the crime. Even worse, they're willing to let him take the rap for the burglary. Can Calvin save his friend and the shop?


** Calvin tries to break up a fight over [[SeriousBusiness who drank Terri's apple juice]], and Checkers Fred chimes in saying that Calvin's dad wouldn't let something like this happen in the shop. Calvin asks, "Do I look like my father?" It seems the entire shop thinks so.

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** Calvin tries to break up a fight over [[SeriousBusiness who drank Terri's apple juice]], and Checkers Fred chimes in saying that Calvin's dad wouldn't let something like this happen in the shop. Calvin asks, "Do "[[IAmNotMyFather Do I look like my father?" father]]?" It seems the entire shop thinks so.

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* BerserkButton: "Who Frank my goddamn apple juice?!"


* {{Leitmof}}: Whenever J.D. and Billy are shown in camera with the ATM, a low violin loop is heard playing in the background.

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* {{Leitmof}}: {{Leitmotif}}: Whenever J.D. and Billy are shown in camera with the ATM, a low violin loop is heard playing in the background.


* {{Leitimof}}: Whenever J.D. and Billy are shown in camera with the ATM, a low violin loop is heard playing in the background.

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* {{Leitimof}}: {{Leitmof}}: Whenever J.D. and Billy are shown in camera with the ATM, a low violin loop is heard playing in the background.

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* {{Leitimof}}: Whenever J.D. and Billy are shown in camera with the ATM, a low violin loop is heard playing in the background.


A 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story and released by [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]]. Starring Music/IceCube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Anthony Anderson, ''Barbershop'' revolves around social life in a barbershop on the South Side of Chicago. The movie also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and was followed by two sequels, a spinoff, and a TV adaptation.

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A 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story Creator/TimStory and released by [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]]. Starring Music/IceCube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Anthony Anderson, ''Barbershop'' revolves around social life in a barbershop on the South Side of Chicago. The movie also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and was followed by two sequels, a spinoff, and a TV adaptation.


In 2004, MGM released the sequel, ''Barbershop 2: Back in Business''. All of the original cast returned, but director Tim Story did not. This film was directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. In the same year, Billie Woodruff directed a spin-off film entitled ''Beauty Shop'', with QueenLatifah as the lead (Latifah's character made her debut in ''Barbershop 2''). The film was pushed back from a late summer 2004 release, and finally reached theaters in February 2005.

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In 2004, MGM released the sequel, ''Barbershop 2: Back in Business''. All of the original cast returned, but director Tim Story did not. This film was directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. In the same year, Billie Woodruff directed a spin-off film entitled ''Beauty Shop'', with QueenLatifah Music/QueenLatifah as the lead (Latifah's character made her debut in ''Barbershop 2''). The film was pushed back from a late summer 2004 release, and finally reached theaters in February 2005.

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