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Shottas (2002)

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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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Behind-the-scenes featurette of "Shottas".

Director: Michael Gillis


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

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Release Date:

27 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conexão Jamaica  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)
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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 »


Call The Police
Performed by John Wayne
Written by Norval Headley, Ian Smith, Noel Davey and Lloyd James Sr.
Courtesy of Lloyd James Sr.
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would a better version help?
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

A bit uneven, Shottas suffers from low quality transfers that just add to the film's problems. My dvd copy would sometimes cut to a black screen that would say: Insert more robbery scenes here. Technical problems aside: the meaningful dialogue is quite slim- character development seems aimed at an increase in robberies, the direction is lop-sided and meandering, never really wanting to show you much more than hot chicks and nice whips(would have made for a nice extended music video). While I did like the music, it's over-used and just sort of "there"- didn't do much for the film other than elicit some head-nodding on my part. The Anderson character is a joke-he's a political-bad guy cut-out. And how about that "tongue-in-cheek" joke about Wyclef's character banking on a music career? Horrible. Did I care what happened at the end of the film to the main characters? Not really, they were bad people who did bad things, a sentiment I held regarding Cess Silvera's directing effort.

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