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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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T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
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T-Lay Boy #1 (as Corey Miller)
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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)  »

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I Got the Hook-Up  »

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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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Black: You better be lucky we came, your old ass probably gonna catch a heart attack. Me and Blue probably gonna save your life.
Mr. Mimm: Leave those pretty women alone! Save my life? My life don't need saving, I been doing this for twenty years.
Black: You know you can't get it up like you used to.
Mr. Mimm: Yes I can. I got a hard-on right now.
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Worst piece of moviemaking ever
8 August 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Strangely enough I don't feel it's a great stretch to call this movie not worth the film it was put on. This film could have been used for an Oscar winner, a thoughtfully done picture, or even a Bruce Willis action movie. But instead it was used to record Master P's desire to employ all the awful rappers of New Orleans while keeping his unexplainable popularity as the poor man's Puff Daddy through the roof. I can't even begin to tell you the problems I had with I Got The Hook Up other than to say I don't count it as an actual movie. Movies have actors, plots, scripts. This awful production had none of these. I've seen some bad movies in my time, but by and large many of them were at least fun to laugh at. This wasn't; in fact this made me genuinely angry. I wasted an hour and a half of my life on this monstrosity that I will never get back. If I ever meet Master P, he'd better watch out.


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