Top Five

Synopsis: A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Chris Rock
Production: Paramount Pictures
  7 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min


I'm telling you,

everything means something.

No, everything does not

mean something, okay?

Sometimes a movie is just a movie.

Sometimes a song is just a song,

sometimes a joke is just a joke.

- Remember those, jokes?

- Yeah, I remember 'em.

Okay. So lighten up.

We have a black President now.

- Be excited.

- Half black.

- A little bit. Just a little excited.

- Half black! Half black!

And whenever something goes well

in the country,

the white people go, "The President's

doing such a great job."

And then whenever there's a problem,

it's like,

"That nigga's ruining everything!"

Nope. We are going to have

a woman president next

- and she is going to be Latina.

- Yeah? Okay.

And she might even be gay.

- And we'll have an Asian president.

- A balanced budget.

And we will have

another handicapped president.

Okay, hold on. We're not gonna

have a handicapped president.

Yes. Yes, we will. We already had one.

- We already had one.

- No, no. I'm talking about

out-the-closet handicapped president.

He was out of the closet.

What is wrong...

- Okay. That...

- Hey, hey. Don't get me wrong.

People knew that he was handicapped.

No, I got nothing

against the handicapped,

but everybody's not as liberal as me,


The media wasn't better then.

I mean, you "run" for president,

you don't "roll" for president.

Like, you'll "run" a campaign,

you don't "roll" a campaign.

- You are horrible.

- I'm not horrible.

That is sick. What is wrong with you?

- I'm sick?

- Yes.

I'm the one voting for the Mexican

lesbian handicapped president.

Oh, my God. You know what?

People are more accepting now.

And thank God for that because

it is literally rough for women, okay?


But I am hopeful,

because people are changing, okay?

- Really?

- Things are changing.

You need to wake up

and smell the progress.

No, no, no, no.

You need to wake up, okay?

Wake up and smell the progress.

- Nothing's changed.

- Yes!

Some things never change.

- Thank God things change!

- Hey, look at this.

Black man trying to get a cab

in New York City.

- Watch this bullshit.

- What's up, Hammy!

Black man trying to get a cab.

Look at this! Taxi, taxi!

Taxi, taxi! Yeah.

Thank you for joining me

at this special edition of my program

at this great university.

In 2005, Time magazine

voted today's guest

"The Funniest Man in America."

By 2010,

the former stand-up had hit it big

with a string of blockbuster movies,

including Hammy the Bear 1, 2 and 3.

All right, Sanchez, here's the plan.

I need you to get that box

of guns across the street.

We don't got time for that.

Sanchez, you got plenty of time.

You got Hammy Time! Now go!

It's Hammy Time! It's Hammy Time!

It's Hammy Time!

It's Hammy Time!

When you were in school,

were you the class clown?

When's the next Hammy movie?

And after some run-ins with the law

due to a battle with alcoholism...

I mean, I was at this restaurant

the other day,

and I saw this guy drink half a beer.

And I was like, wow,

how the hell he do that?

Do you think you're ever

gonna go back to stand-up?

I am past stand-up.

I've done it. I had fun with it.

Here's the thing.

To me, there's nothing better

than the first day your movie comes out,

and sneaking into the back of a theater,

and just watching people

enjoy themselves.

Did you lose your taste though

for comedy?

I want to make uplifting entertainment.

- I wanna make...

- Like Uprize?

Like Uprize. I want to make

thought-provoking entertainment.

This weekend is big.

Opening today, you can see him

play the Haitian revolutionary

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Chris Rock

Christopher Julius Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film appearances, with starring roles in Down to Earth (2001), Head of State (2003), The Longest Yard (2005), the Madagascar film series (2005–2012), Grown Ups (2010), its sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013), Top Five (2014), and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009), which was based on his early life. Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and the 88th in 2016. He has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He was voted the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian in a poll conducted by Comedy Central. He was also voted in the United Kingdom as the ninth-greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007, and again in the updated 2010 list as the eighth-greatest stand-up comic. more…

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