The Cookout

The Cookout

Ja Rule
Director: Lance Rivera Cast: Ja Rule
Ja Rule
, Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows
, Storm P
Storm P
Lance Rivera

DVD (Wide Screen)

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When Todd Anderson (Storm P) signs a 30-million-dollar contract with the New Jersey Nets after being named the number one NBA draft pick of the year, his mother (Jenifer Lewis) vows to prevent her son from forgetting his roots. Not used to balancing his new life with his old, Todd mistakenly invites family and friends from his old neighborhood to his multi-million-dollar house for a cookout on the same day of an important endorsement interview. Though his extravagant family cookouts were welcome at his old digs, Todd's stuffy new neighbors -- particularly the conservative Republican Judge Halsted Crowley (Danny Glover) -- are less than thrilled with the arrival of Todd's massive family. Complicating the situation further is the eccentric neighborhood security guard (Queen Latifah), who takes on the heady assignment of ensuring that none of the private community's rules are broken, as well as two thugs who, determined to get an autographed pair of sneakers, hold up the cookout at gunpoint. Directed by Lance Rivera, The Cookout also features performances from Ja Rule, Eve, Farrah Fawcett, and Jonathan Silverman.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2005
UPC: 0031398168294
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 9,880

Special Features

Closed Caption; DVD introduction with Jenifer Lewis and Storm P; Recipe for the Cookout featurette - behind-the-scenes flava with the cast; Deleted scenes; Street Ballin' featurette - behind the scenes on the neighbor "hood" court; Gold Diggers featurette - actors discuss the grubbers and hangers-on; Family commentary with Jenifer Lewis and Storm P; What Is a Good Cookout? featurette - the cast share their simple steps to a cookout; Joyz of Cookin' recipes; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen version; English and Spanish subtitles; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ja Rule Bling Bling
Tim Meadows Uncle Leroy
Storm P Todd Anderson
Meagan Good Brittany
Jenifer Lewis Lady Em
Danny Glover Judge Halsted Crowley
Jonathan Silverman Wes Riley
Farrah Fawcett Mrs. Crowley
Queen Latifah Security Guard
Gerry Bamman Butler
Rita Owens Aunt Nettie
Marcia Reed Ms. Peters
Ruperto Vanderpool Wheezer
Marv Albert Marv Albert
Elton Brand Elton Brand
Baron Davis Baron Davis
Mark Cuban Mark Cuban
Eve Becky
Frankie R. Faison Jojo Anderson
Kevin L. Phillips Jamal Washington
Carl Wright Grandpa
Reg E. Cathey Frank Washington
Jerod Mixon Willie
Jamal Mixon Nelson
Denee Busby Little Dee
Shawn Andrew Jerome
Jesse May Olivier
Lance Spellerberg Sven
Peggy Cosgrave Mrs. Atwater
William Stone Mahoney Commissioner
Walter Simpson A.J.
Wilhelm Lewis Wayne
Antonio Walker Young Thug
Deep Katdare Clerk
Thomas James O'Leary Reporter #1
Wendy Williams Reporter #2
Sandra Mills Scott Nurse
Marc Plastrik Police Chief
Channelle Nazaire Grade School Becky
Otis Best Grade School Todd
Alice Wright Grade School Bling Bling
Rodney Henry Grade School Wheezer
Alex Avant Police Officer
Divine Compere Young Cousin
Hasani Houston Light Skinned Boy
Julian Douglas Two Year Old Baby
Mehki Clayton-Smith Two Year Old Baby
DJ Enuff Himself
Roxy Noffz Cookie Girl

Technical Credits
Lance Rivera Director
Otis Best Co-producer
Patricia Bowers Editor
Shakim Compere Producer
John D'Aquino Sound Mixer
Leah Daniels-Butler Casting
Jerome Edwards Stunts
Mary Fallick Stunts
Darryl "Latee" French Producer
Ramsey Gbelawoe Screenwriter
Keir Gist Musical Direction/Supervision
Pamela Green Producer
Roswell Hamrick Art Director
Gary Hebert Art Director
Don J. Hewitt Stunts
Marc Hirschfeld Camera Operator
Jeffrey Brian Holmes Screenwriter
Tom Houghton Cinematographer
Misa Hylton-Brim Costumes/Costume Designer
Camara Kambon Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Cheryl Lewis Stunts
David Lomax Stunts
Jeff McEvoy Editor
Mike Elliott Executive Producer
Mickey O'Rourke Stunts
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Jodi Michelle Pynn Stunts
Queen Latifah Executive Producer
John Sacchi Executive Producer
Jamie Silverstein Camera Operator
Derrick Simmons Stunts
Amanda Slater Asst. Director
Sonic Magic Studios Sound Mixer
Anne Stuhler Production Designer
Laurie B. Turner Screenwriter
Kim Washington Stunts
Thomas Weston Camera Operator

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/The Interview [4:39]
2. Getting Drafted [3:05]
3. The First Pick [4:32]
4. Street Ball Attitude [4:31]
5. Movin' On Up [3:23]
6. High Security [3:47]
7. Girl's Best Friend [5:03]
8. Hip and Progressive [3:51]
9. Not Your Brother [4:00]
10. A Little Errand [3:27]
11. Crashing the Party [4:42]
12. Fun, Food and Family [4:02]
13. Skunk Weed [2:50]
14. A Black Cat [4:51]
15. Checkmate [2:57]
16. In Violation [4:10]
17. Getting Lit [4:05]
18. Memory Lane [3:18]
19. Love and Respect [1:19]
20. Breakin' the Glass [:36]
21. Full of Flavor [2:43]
22. What's the Holdup? [3:06]
23. Keep It Real [3:17]
24. Epilogue/End Credits [5:57]

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