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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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Anthony Johnson ...
Blue (as A.J. Johnson)
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William Knight ...
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Mia X ...
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T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
Cory 'Zooman' Miller ...
T-Lay Boy #1 (as Corey Miller)
Edward Smith ...
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T-Lay Boy #3 (as Michael L. Taylor)
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Storyline

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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van | scam | friend | vacant lot | tv set | See All (37) »

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

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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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27 May 1998 (USA)  »

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I Got the Hook-Up  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Blue: Tell her I'll have on some gym socks and a backstage pass from a Kool Moe Dee concert.
Blue: Tell her I'll be wearing cowboy boots with some click-clacks around my neck.
Blue: Tell her I'll be butt naked with a belt on, and a beeper, and some Blu-Blockers.
Blue: Tell her I'ma be butt naked with a 'Bout It radio sticker sign on my ass. And a gold necklace. And a class ring.
Blue: Tell her I'ma be asshole naked with some handcuffs and a whip, and a hula skirt. And a saddle on my back. And a big-ass NFL hat on.
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Ghetto Vet
Performed by Ice Cube
Produced by Bud'da
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I'm a NO TALENT SOLDIER
20 September 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie proved to be one of the most nauseauting hour and a half stretches of my life. I just don't comprehend how Master P manages to produce such garbage, and the fact that there is a market for it. The worst rappers on the planet expand the horizon of their unharmonious lyrics to some of the worst dialogue, and I've seen pornos with better plot development. Master Trash and his partner steal some cell phones, and how so COINCIDENTALLY he has friends who can activate them? And the whole thing about the store owner with the hot women in the back, and how Masturbator P's romantic interest lives in a technological outpost resembling the Batcave in her apartment, and that scene were AJ Johnson starts talking about what he's going to be wearing while Master Pathetic is on the phone....my skin crawls at the horrible editing, screenwriting, and utter shamless self exploitation that riddles M.P's videotaped ego trip. When it comes to the one of the worst movies ever made, to modify the words of the No Talent Soldiers, "It IS YOUR FAULT"!!!!


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