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Shottas (2002)

This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ky-Mani Marley ...
Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz ...
Louie Rankin ...
Teddy Bruck Shut
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Richie
J.R. Silvera ...
Young Biggs
Carlton Grant Jr. ...
Young Wayne
Munair Zacca ...
Mr. Anderson
Claudette Pious ...
Auntie Pauline
Isiah Laing ...
Detective Laing
Beast ...
Teddy Bruck Shut's Hitman
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Dangles (as Jabba Mitchell)
Screechie Bop ...
Gussy
San San ...
Raquel
Andrew 'Flipper' Davis ...
John John
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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Friendship, loyalty & greed.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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27 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conexão Jamaica  »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spragga Benz's son, Carlton "Carlisle" Grant Jr., played the young Wayne character. See more »

Goofs

In the first part of the movie set in 1978, the D&G (soda) truck displayed a green square registration decal and also a CC (commercial) registration tag which were not in use in 1978. See more »

Crazy Credits

Very Special Thanks - All Bootleggers Worldwide ("Shottas" official PR Firm) NEVER AGAIN THOUGH! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch A Fire
Performed by Damian Marley
Written by Bob Marley, Stephen Marley, and Damian Marley
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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GOOD VIEWING
4 November 2002 | by (SOUTH) – See all my reviews

If you like shoot em ups then this will appeal to you and to be real you shouldnt be watching if you don't i supppose thats why it is called shottas. It basically follows the fortunes of two young men who grow up as close as brothers. They are the original shottas two youts who grow in the ghetto and use ghetto menatlity to get them out. They go to America and ive a good life for a while until all the bad deeds in their past consume them.

On the whole the film is very entertaining and to some degree real( however the last time i was in kingston i saw a father beat hs son for playing guns) it highlights not only the poorness of Jamaican people but also the political entities that keep them poor and how these entities use the so called bad men of yard to put them in power.

Kymani and Spragga's acting is a very good effort and if the opportunity arises for them to continue they will no doubt become very good at it, i am not too sure who wrote the dialouge but it is very real and it shows "wayne" to have a wicked sense of humour.

Oh and watch out for Max and the sick mentality he has which is another way of projecting the futility and destruction caused by the greed to be the richest and baddest man.


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