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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anthony Johnson ...
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 ...
T-Lay Boy #2
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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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Comedy

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  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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

Connections

References Menace II Society (1993) See more »

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Would You Hesitate
Performed by C-Murder
Produced by Craig B
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Let the machine pick up....
30 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one awful, awful comedy and a waste of a fine cast. Just one failed attempt at humor after another, with such crude and flat gags. The film leads nowhere, thinking it can be fueled strictly on laughs. But there's a problem: the laughs don't exist.

There was one funny joke and it was given away in the previews. A.J. Johnson says: "Here are the twins, Ug and Lee."

Just so I don't sound like a complete sour grape, there is one great scene involving a boatload of topless babes. If you happen to catch this movie on cable, that scene is worth waiting for. But don't waste any money to rent this movie.


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