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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ky-Mani Marley ...
Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz ...
Wayne
Louie Rankin ...
Teddy Bruck Shut
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Mad Max
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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:

Gangsters Jamaica  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Gun Man Tune
Performed by Pan Head
Written by Anthony Johnson and Lloyd James Jr.
Courtesy of Lloyd James Jr.
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Amazingly good tale of shotta (gangsta) life
1 July 2003 | by (Durham, NC USA) – See all my reviews

Shottas tells the story of Biggs & Wayne. Both poverty stricken Jamaican youths who want the "shotta" (jamaican for gangster) lifestyle. They begin by robbing a cola truck and move on from there. The story was actually good. As said in other comments, I also was ready for "another rapper" movie. Ky-mani Marley did a great job. Same goes for Spragga Benz. If you want to see a gritty, violent, & entertaining tale, watch Shottas.


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