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I Got the Hook Up (1998)

 -  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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Comedy

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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Black: You run your mouth too much. You learn to control your mouth, you might could fuck both of 'em.
Blue: I don't wanna fuck both of 'em. I'll fuck Carla, but that Bessie looking, bald head ugly bitch? I wouldn't fuck her if, god damn if I was on parole.
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References Press Your Luck (1983) See more »

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I Got the Hook Up!
Performed by Master P & Sons of Funk
Produced by KLC & Sons of Funk
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Par for the course from Master P- What do you Expect!
25 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Just like his sorry rap music, so is this awful piece of what ever you want to call it. I found this movie offensive, distasteful, mindless and degrading. I use these adjectives because I can't think of one right now that really captures the filth of this movie. I kept hoping the story line would reveal itself, but it never materialized. I am a huge movie buff and I have sat through some sorry junk before but this was pitiful. The blacksploitation movies of the "70's" are Oscar performances compared to this mess. I have one question, who allowed this to reach the public? Master P has no respect for his people, women and himself. I hate this garbage.


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