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The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daddy Foxx
Kirk Calloway ...
Baby 'D
Tiny (as Donn Harper)
Lynn Caridine ...
Patricia McCaskill ...
Lynn Harris ...
Sweet Potatoe
Rudy Ray Moore ...
Fuddle Bagley ...
Mr. Molet
Frank Rice ...
The Black Knight
Joe (as Carl Crudup)
Duchyll Martin Smith ...
Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)


A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Meet Daddy Fox, Baby D. and Goldie. They gonna do the Monkey Hustle! See more »


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December 1976 (USA)  »

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The Monkey Hustle  »

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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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Blaxploitation at its weakest
15 August 2001 | by (Murupara, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When I give a movie a 4, I mean it is really bad. This is the kitchen sink mentality of these movies with the violence, glamour and pimps all taken out. Instead we have a now very dated formula of a small time hustler hanging around a group of kids with oversized afros and egos. The best part of it, is Rudy Ray Moore(Dolemite) appearing as Goldie featuring a shirt made out of gold chains, whether hes a hustler, gangster, pimp or leader we will never know. But he steals the show withs his larger than life, style (You're my main man!!). The children do little more than try to make money and use outdated jive lines such as "Slick the slick" and there are the antics of a 12 or 13 year old boy called the kid who has a gang of synchopant kiddies who hang around trying out all sorts of nickel and dime shit. It is funny at least in its use of the cheesiest disco soundtrack possible. The roller skating scene is very funny with the disco music heavy on wah wah guitar and kids with oversized afros and flares dancing around in a bright red rink. The kids fight and steal but there is no real violence or sex involved. Overall the acting is cardboard, storyline tapering and a piece of claptrack that is an embarassment from start to finish. Its only saving graces may be the Keystone cop and Goldie, otherwise its schtick. I think too it portrays African Americans as greedy and over sexed simpletons who just want to make money and have a good time.

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