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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

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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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A truckload of cell phones... turns into a boatload of cash!

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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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Blue: Tell her I'll have on some gym socks and a backstage pass from a Kool Moe Dee concert.
Blue: Tell her I'll be wearing cowboy boots with some click-clacks around my neck.
Blue: Tell her I'll be butt naked with a belt on, and a beeper, and some Blu-Blockers.
Blue: Tell her I'ma be butt naked with a 'Bout It radio sticker sign on my ass. And a gold necklace. And a class ring.
Blue: Tell her I'ma be asshole naked with some handcuffs and a whip, and a hula skirt. And a saddle on my back. And a big-ass NFL hat on.
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References Press Your Luck (1983) See more »

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Who Rock This
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mystikal
Produced by RZA & Craig B
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One of the Best of the Worst
28 September 2001 | by (New York, New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of those movies just to watch to see how bad it is. I'm not too sure if you'll be laughing at it, or laughing with it, but the scenarios are ridiculous (including retarded gangsters trying to ride their bicycles and talk on the cellphone at the same time), the acting is pretty horrible (although Master P's vocabulary primarily consists of Uuuuuuuuugh anyway), and there's gratuitous shots of just about anything that doesn't help the continuity of the movie. Next to "Dolemite II: The Human Tornado", this is probably the funniest movie that its only humor is derived from the horribleness of the movie.


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