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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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Plot Keywords:

van | scam | friend | vacant lot | tv set | See more »

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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)  »

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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: They're gonna put me on fries and that's when I'll start making the big bucks.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play under the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Bump and Grill
Performed by U.G.K. featuring N.O. Joe
Produced by Pimp & N.O. Joe
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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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