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)  »

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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

At the very end when Wayne got shot, you can see Errol going towards him and there is a body on the stairs. The body's left leg changes position during scenes. 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

It A Ring
Performed by Tonto Irie
Written by Errol Coley and Lloyd James Sr.
Courtesy of King Jammy's Records
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Low Budget, but the movie is clearly above the Hollywood waste.
22 April 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I read that the movie is very bad. I don't agree. Some scenes are filmed like soap-opera but in general the movie avoids all the clichés from the Hollywood films. I recently saw Miami Vice from Michael Mann and I hated it. For Hollywood there are only good guys and bad guys. Just that, nothing in between. Instead in Shottas shows you exactly how gangsters are created. Created by imitation. Dreaming of a nice life that will never come. Music score is very good and Marley is good even he is not a real pro-actor. Some of the gangsters look like if they were taken from the real shanty-towns of Kingston. That is good. Shows authenticity.


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