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I Got the Hook Up -- Master P and AJ Johnson are a pair of small-time hucksters who go mobile -- upwardly mobile -- when they turn a scammed truckload of cellular phones into more money and beautiful, sexy girls than they ever thought possible!

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Writers:
Master P (story) &
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Release Date:
27 May 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A truckload of cell phones... turns into a boatload of cash!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Master P ... Black
Anthony Johnson ... Blue (as A.J. Johnson)

Gretchen Palmer ... Sweet Lorraine

Frantz Turner ... Dalton

Richard Keats ... Jim Brady

Joe Estevez ... Lamar Hunt
William Knight ... Agent In Charge
Anthony Boswell ... Little Brother
Mack Morris ... Andrew
Mia X ... Lola Mae

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
Cory 'Zooman' Miller ... T-Lay Boy #1 (as Corey Miller)
Edward Smith ... T-Lay Boy #2

Mystikal ... T-Lay Boy #3 (as Michael L. Taylor)

Pablo Marz ... Hispanic Man

Tangie Ambrose ... Nasty Mouth Carla

Harrison White ... Tootsie Pop
Howard Mungo ... Mr. Tucker
Laura Hayes ... Mrs. Tucker
Richard Balin ... Communications Trucker
Ella Mae Evans ... Customer #1
Kourtney Locke ... Little Girl

John Witherspoon ... Mr. Mimm

John Wesley ... Minister
Lawrence Williams ... Family Member #1
Vercy Carter ... Family Member #2
Izetta Karp ... Ms. Rose
Paula Bellamy-Franklin ... Old Lady #1
Dollie Butler ... Old Lady #2
Tommy Chunn ... Dooley

Helen Martin ... Grandmother
Leland Ellis ... Man
Sacha Kemp ... Woman
Judy Jean Berns ... Customer #2
Duffy Rich ... Policeman #1
Andrew Shack ... Policeman #2

Cindy Sorenson ... Martha

Dana Woods ... Big Daddy
Will Gill Jr. ... Black Lamar
Jerry Dixon ... Black Jim

Ice Cube ... Gun Runner
Fiend ... Roscoe

Dan Garcia ... Lorraine's Lover
David Garcia ... Lorraine's Lover
Eric Vidal ... D.J.
Nick Vidal ... D.J.
Michael D. Harris ... Homeless Man

Sheryl Underwood ... Bad Mouth Bessie
Maryan Beigi ... Topless Performer
Shantele Blackmon ... Topless Performer
Stacie Gardner ... Topless Performer
Ursula Y. Houston ... Topless Performer
Lori Morrissey ... Topless Performer (as Lori Morrisen)
Dora Riestra ... Topless Performer
Shayna Ryan ... Topless Performer
Tina White ... Topless Performer

Snoop Dogg ... Bar Patron
Daryl Anderson ... Bar Patron
T. David Binns ... Bar Patron
Joshua Chew ... Bar Patron
Rico Crowder ... Bar Patron
Rasheed H. Hogan ... Bar Patron
Lawrence Johnson ... Bar Patron
Desmond Mapp ... Bar Patron
Greg Mapp ... Bar Patron
Billy Moore ... Bar Patron
Bobby Sardie Jr. ... Bar Patron
David Weiner ... Bar Patron
Richard 'Bongo' Mitchell ... Low Rider Funeral attendee
Ras Kass
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Bubbles Brunson ... Waitress

William Dixon ... FBI Agent

Devin Reeve ... Gym Guy
Shaun Ross ... Barrowhead
Phil Tinley ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Deliene Wyatt ... Swap Meet Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Martin 
 
Writing credits
Master P (story) &
Leroy Douglas (story)

Master P (written by)

Carrie Mungo  story

Produced by
M. Cevin Cathell .... line producer
Leroy Douglas .... associate producer
Jonathan Heuer .... producer
Stevie 'Black' Lockett .... producer
Master P .... executive producer
Andrew Shack .... co-producer
Bryan Turner .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tommy Coster 
Brad Fairman 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Calvache (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
T. David Binns 
 
Casting by
Stevie 'Black' Lockett 
 
Production Design by
Michael Pearce 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Fraser 
 
Costume Design by
Jhane Isaacs 
 
Makeup Department
Nathalie Allen .... key makeup
Gloria Elias .... key makeup artist
Kim Fowler .... assistant hair stylist
Caprice Green .... key hair stylist
Deborah Lee .... additional makeup assistant
Marc Lina .... key makeup effects artist
Cheryl Reid-Collins .... assistant hair stylist
Yvonne Shear .... additional makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Gregory M. Alexander .... production manager: second unit
Trina Davis Cundieff .... unit production manager
Bobby Mardis .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregory M. Alexander .... first assistant director: second unit
Amy Armstrong .... additional assistant director
Rodney Barnes .... second second assistant director
Sam Bill .... additional assistant director
David Cogan .... additional assistant director
Amanda Le Flore .... second unit director
Nicholas Lee .... second assistant director: second unit
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Ayal Moreno .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Archibeque .... lead person
Bryon Baalbergen .... additional swing
David Berlin .... additional swing
Tom Cappelletti .... property master
Christophe Cassidy .... scenic painter
Chris Coffee .... additional swing
Edward Cook .... storyboard artist (as Ed Cook)
John Cope .... scenic artist
Nancy Dahl .... on-set dresser
Rob Evans .... swing
Leida Gross .... scenic painter
Rosslyn Johanna Gross .... scenic painter
Andrew Kouner .... painter
Diane Kramer .... art department coordinator (as Diana Kramer)
Diane Kramer .... set dresser (as Diana Kramer)
Gabriel Kramer .... assistant property master
Raf Lydon .... property master
Kyla MacTaggart .... scenic painter
Sam Mactaggart .... charge painter
Michael Magargyl .... construction laborer
Samuel McAllister .... additional swing
Kathleen McCarly .... on-set dresser
Gary Palmer .... scenic artist
Steve Scrall .... additional swing
Dan Sherrill .... assistant property master (as Daniel Sherrill)
Roger Wadham .... metal worker
Frederick K. Wenzlaff .... construction laborer (as Fred Wenzlaff)
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... sound effects supervisor
David Bach .... supervising sound editor
Oliver Barth .... dialogue editor
Nancy Lee Bleisch .... adr editor
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
William Butler .... sound mixer
Geoff Clark .... sound services manager
Roger Harris .... foley mixer
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Isais .... sound recordist
Margie Lala .... assistant sound editor
Rich McLane .... sound engineer
Jon Meta .... sound effects editor
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Carey Milbradt .... sound editor
Carey Milbradt .... sound effects editor
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Brian Smith .... adr recordist
Mimi Starrett .... sound services manager
Cameron Steenhagen .... foley editor
Dean Styers .... assistant sound editor
Jason Thibault .... foley mixer
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (as James Williams)
 
Special Effects by
Eric Beauchamp .... special effects
Kevin Beauchamp .... special effects
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
William Butler .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
La Forge Baker .... stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts (as Ousaun Elan)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Eddie Fiola .... stunts (as Eddie Fioca)
Chris Howell .... stunts
Amanda LeFlore .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Robert Mitchell .... stunts
Craig Frosty Silva .... utility stunts
Josephe Tureaud .... stunts (as Joey Tureaud)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (as Eddy Lamer Watkins)
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts (as Gerard Williams)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Avotte .... additional grip
Roy Carleton .... grip
Jeff Chassler .... electrician
Collin S. Colberg .... first assistant camera (as Collin Colberg)
Bill Colino .... grip: second unit
Russ I. Conklin .... best boy electric (as Russ Conklin)
C.E. Courtney .... gaffer
Matthew Cozier .... still photographer
Michelle Crenshaw .... camera operator: second unit
Paola Cresti .... camera loader
Mechelle Dondo .... second assistant camera: second unit
Andrew Dumas .... second assistant camera
Chris Estes .... assistant camera: second unit
Dawn Fleischman .... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Gainer .... director of photography: second unit
Kim Guthrie .... director of photography: second unit
Jay Hager .... first assistant camera: second unit
Charles Hart .... additional grip
Paul Helling .... additional grip
Jerry Hill .... Steadicam operator
Strati Hovaortos .... additional grip
Mark Karen .... gaffer
Mary Kasparian .... electrician
Christopher Kiso .... additional electrician
Steven Kocrarsky .... additional electrician
Jacob I. Lapin .... key grip: second unit
Patrick Loungway .... director of photography: second unit
Christopher Lucchese .... dolly grip (as Chris Lucchese)
Robert Magnano .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ken Metz .... additional grip
Ken Metz .... grip: second unit
Donovan Milcoch .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jorn Ottina .... best boy grip
Miro Pokorny .... additional electrician
Amy Reffecker .... additional electrician
Paul Reyes .... additional grip
Edwin Schiernecker .... gaffer: second unit
James Scott .... additional grip
Christian Franz Staab .... key grip (as Christian Staab)
Eduardo Szyszlican .... electrician: second unit
Joseph Thompson .... electrician: second unit
Phillip Webber .... additional grip
Derek Wells .... key grip: second unit
Greg Williams .... second assistant camera: second unit
John Wittman .... grip
Mark Wojciechowski .... additional grip
 
Casting Department
M.L. Davis .... co-casting director
M.L. Davis .... extras casting
Mark Fourte .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anette Carlin .... set costumer (as Annette Carlin)
Ruth Allegra Pena .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ruth Allegra Peña)
 
Editorial Department
David Hamme .... colorist
Kelly Kiernan .... first assistant editor
J.R. Post .... negative cutter
Chris Regan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Lionel Ball .... music editor
Andrew Shack .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
John Bandmann .... driver
Ron Breaux .... driver
Brian Clark .... driver (as Brian Leigh Clark)
Charlie Dalrymple .... driver: grip truck (as Charles Dalrymple)
Ken Day .... driver: camera car
Arthur Dickey .... driver
Bo Jordan .... driver
Donna Kuroski .... driver
Scott Lissy .... driver
Marcos Mitchell .... driver
Richard 'Bongo' Mitchell .... transportation coordinator
Greg Power .... driver: cast
Bradley Sackin .... transportation captain
Herman 'Pops' Santana .... transportation captain
Bradley Saslin .... driver
Carl Steuer .... driver
Gene Ungersma .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Melissa Balin .... creative consultant
Christain Banz .... office production assistant
Scott 'Ice Paq' Baron .... medic
Rebecca A. Battle .... script supervisor (as Rebecca Battle)
Dennis Blynov .... cook's helper
Nicole Boggatt .... assistant: Lerer Douglas
Hakeiltha 'Nikki' Campbell .... office production assistant
Renata Chuquer .... assistant: Michael Martin
André Devantier .... salad chef
Megan Elliott .... production assistant
Sarah Giroux .... production coordinator
Sharon Hubbs .... assistant production accountant (as Sharon Denise Hubbs)
Cassondra Ivey .... assistant production coordinator
Charlie Jacob .... office production assistant
John LeFlore .... production assistant
Mike Malesa .... office production assistant
Olivia Nagel .... production accountant
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Christina Peek .... office production assistant
Sam Perlmutter .... legal services
Martin Phillip .... production assistant (as Phillip Martin)
Ritchie G. Piert Sr. .... production assistant (as Ritchie Piert Sr.)
Regal Rieser .... set production assistant (as Regal T. Rieser)
Dawn Robinson .... script supervisor: second unit (as Dawn Tshombe-Robinson)
Karen R. Sachs .... production coordinator
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot (as Rick Schuster)
Craig Frosty Silva .... production assistant
Buddy Sosthand .... production assistant (as Joseph 'Buddy' Sostrand II)
Chantal Thomas .... assistant production coordinator
Taylor Tosh .... key set production assistant
Sarah Valentine .... first production accountant
Truman Van Dyke .... insurance
T.A. Williams .... production assistant
Anthony Woods .... medic
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I Got the Hook-Up" - USA (review title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong language, crude sexual humor, nudity, drug content and some violence
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #35888)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Coming to America (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tell Me What You're Lookin' ForSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Let the machine pick up...., 30 March 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

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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