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The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  December 1976 (USA)
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Daddy Foxx
Kirk Calloway ...
Baby 'D
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Player
Donn C. Harper ...
Tiny (as Donn Harper)
Lynn Caridine ...
Jan-Jan
Patricia McCaskill ...
Shirl
Lynn Harris ...
Sweet Potatoe
Rudy Ray Moore ...
Goldie
Rosalind Cash ...
Mama
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Win
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Vi
Fuddle Bagley ...
Mr. Molet
Frank Rice ...
The Black Knight
Carl W. Crudup ...
Joe (as Carl Crudup)
Duchyll Martin Smith ...
Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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It ain't legal an it sure ain't safe...but it do seem worthwhile! See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Foxx steals the quart of milk, the carton is closed. While running across the street, the carton of milk is suddenly open when Foxx has not had sufficient time to open it. See more »

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Good, reasonably clean fun movie
5 December 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

Story takes place in Chicago involving a hustler (Yaphet Kotto), who recruits four teenagers to perform rip-offs for him in exchange for pocket money. The other central point is a soul food restaurant owned and operated by Kotto's lady friend, played by Rosalind Cash, and Rudy Ray Moore as an underworld type who owes Kotto some big undisclosed favor. Good cast also includes Randy Brooks, Frank Rice, Fuddle Bagley, Donn Carl Harper, future producer/director Thomas Carter (pre-White Shadow), Kirk Calloway, Steven Williams, a small uncredited role by Robert Townsend and a young Debbi Morgan. Townsend and Williams also appeared in Cooley High.


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