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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ky-Mani Marley ...
Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz ...
Louie Rankin ...
Teddy Bruck Shut
Mad Max
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
Dangles (as Jabba Mitchell)
Screechie Bop ...
San San ...
Andrew 'Flipper' Davis ...
John John


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Friendship, loyalty & greed.


Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

27 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conexão Jamaica  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) See more »


Welcome To Jamrock
Performed by Damian Marley
Written by Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Ina Kamoza
Courtesy of Universal Records under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shottas is a good-ass movie.It's meant for people who like foreign and action movies.People who made bad comments on this movie and the director are just ignorant and have no respect for other people's culture.You wouldn't like if we talked about your movies and your culture like that.Everyone is just used to all these Hollywood actors and stupid movies with these "big stars".Cess Silvera is a good director and the actors are cool and talented.How dare u insult some of Jamaica's biggest star.Don't let me get started about the comments on the actors,How dare they insult Bob Marley's son.Shame on you ignorant people.

Shottas is one of the best movies I ever seen.Big up Jamaica

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