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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Grandmother: Don't talk to me if you ain't got no reefer, man.
Hispanic Man: Oh yeah? Well fuck you!
Grandmother: Well fuck you too.
Hispanic Man: Eat shit too!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »


Performed by Skull Dugery
Produced by Carlos Stephens
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A poor movie with a few flashes of brilliance.
24 February 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Let's face it. Master P is the worst actor in the history of performance. You will never see anything as bad as his stunningly horrific attempts at acting. His awful pick up lines couldn't pick up dog crap, let alone a woman. I got the Hook Up as a film itself is very weak. It tries to be another Friday but fails miserably. The Plot is a joke, and by the time you finish the film, you forget what the film was all about. But Master P has manage to include a few flashes of brilliance. The First being Tiny Lister Jr, who's hilarious expressions and comments, not to mention being a cock eyed motherf***r are sheer comic genius. Then there's the Acting Performance of the millennium by a retard with a disabled sticker on his bike. Worth watching just for his tour de force of a performance. Should have recieved an academy award nomination in my opinion.

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