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I Got the Hook Up (1998)

R | | Comedy | 27 May 1998 (USA)
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

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Blue (as A.J. Johnson)
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Sweet Lorraine
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Dalton
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Jim Brady
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Lamar Hunt
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Agent In Charge
Anthony Boswell ...
Little Brother
Mack Morris ...
Andrew
Mia X ...
Lola Mae
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,310,349, 31 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,305,534, 2 August 1998
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Quotes

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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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Who Rock This
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mystikal
Produced by RZA & Craig B
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Funny as
3 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was damn hilarious. I watched it three times. What was so bad about this movie everyone? It's a comedy so that should immediately puts it into the crap movie category. But I found it extremely funny - something 90% of comedies are not. I suppose you'd rather have a rib splitting time watching "What Women Want" or some other made-for-chicks romantic puke-fest like that. I can't beleive you are talking about acting ability. Master P seemed to me to be pretty much just acting as he might in real life - which is why he is in the movie. I generally think gansta rappers make pretty good actors because they just act themselves. The laugh value in this film came from the homie attitude and dialogue etc. I listen to NWA etc, coz it makes me pee myself laughing; it's pure black comedy (no pun...). It's the same reason the little kiddies listen to Slim Shady. If you are someone who finds this blatant rudism offensive then what the hell are you doing watching this movie. Here's some reasons you may not have enjoyed the movie:

1) You are female - sorry; completely incompatible with this harsh form of comedy. 2) You have never listened to any gansta rap - I guess Robbie Williams might be a better actor for you "guys". 3) You listen to gansta rap, but you actually take it seriously - I doubt this is possible. It's all the white boys like me who like that music - we absolutely wet ourselves with laughter. All the real black homies listen to Slow Jams and R and B. (shudder)...

So if this is you, you've learnt a lesson. Stay clear of this music or movie style in future and stop whinging.


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