The Watching Hour: CB4
USA, 1993, 89 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: African-American, Comedy, Mockumentary, Music
35mm presentation - A rap version of This Is Spinal Tap, CB4 stars Chris Rock as Albert, a wanna-be rap star who, along with two friends, is trying in vain to break into the business. When Albert is mistaken for an undercover cop by a thug named Murphy, he adopts the newly incarcerated Murphy's persona and christens his rap group CB4, after Murphy's cell-block address. Soon, the band is selling out concerts, attracting a nerdy documentary filmmaker (Chris Elliott).
DIRECTOR: Tamra Davis
Principal Cast: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman, Khandi Alexander, Art Evans, Theresa Randle, Willard E. Pugh, Rachel True, Richard Gant, Charlie Murphy, Ty Granderson Jones, Victor Wilson
US Distributor: Universal Pictures