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I Got the Hook Up (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 May 1998 (USA)
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Two small time scam artists, Black and Blue, sell boom boxes and broken TVs from their van at the parking lot. When, by mistake, a shipment of cellular phones gets to them, it doesn't take long before FBI and gangsters are after them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Johnson ...
Blue (as A.J. Johnson)
William Knight ...
Anthony Boswell ...
Mack Morris ...
Mia X ...
T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
Cory 'Zooman' Miller ...
T-Lay Boy #1 (as Corey Miller)
Edward Smith ...
T-Lay Boy #3 (as Michael L. Taylor)


Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied customers but also the FBI. Written by Guy Johns

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A truckload of cell phones... turns into a boatload of cash!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, crude sexual humor, nudity, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

27 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Got the Hook-Up  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,310,349 (USA) (29 May 1998)


$10,305,534 (USA) (31 July 1998)

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Did You Know?


Black: You better be lucky we came, your old ass probably gonna catch a heart attack. Me and Blue probably gonna save your life.
Mr. Mimm: Leave those pretty women alone! Save my life? My life don't need saving, I been doing this for twenty years.
Black: You know you can't get it up like you used to.
Mr. Mimm: Yes I can. I got a hard-on right now.
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Outtakes play under the first half of the credits. See more »


References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


Who Rock This
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mystikal
Produced by RZA & Craig B
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What was the point ?
16 September 1999 | by (Mentor, OH) – See all my reviews

At first, the movie starts off pretty funny, with Mia X running a credit office out of a burned out car. But what really makes it go down hill is it's drift off the original topic. Yes, there is a plot, and they drift off subject with it.

The movie is pretty funny, and I do think it deserves a spot in the Cult Classic section. But if you want to get confused, and try to figure out a point, this is the movie for you.

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