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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 ...
Anthony Boswell ...
Mack Morris ...
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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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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Little Girl: Look, my mama want her money back.
Blue: How am I gonna give you the money back? You done ate one of the pig's feet.
Little Girl: No we didn't.
Blue: I got a magic lamp. Tell your mama she gotta rub this every Wednesday at 3:42 standing on one leg with Al Green playing in the background, her money will pop out. And tell your daddy to buy you another shirt.
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What the Game Made Me
Performed by Jay Z, Sauce Money & Memphis Bleek
Produced by Chris Lidjio
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Blatant rip-off of Friday.
21 January 2000 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

It's obvious as to what inspired Master P to make this "cinematic gem." John Witherspoon, A. J. Johnson, Tiny Lester, and several other of the actors in Hook Up were all playing their same respective roles from Friday - Ice Cube's day-in-the-life ghetto comedy.

I wish there was an original idea in this movie, but there isn't. One would think that with the collaborative effort NO LIMIT uses to write and direct their movies they would produce at least one film with substantial length or original content. Sadly, this movie falls short on both stipulations.

I hope Master P and the NO LIMIT crew had fun making this horrible movie because audience members won't have fun watching it.


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