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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 »

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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 scene with Mad Max, Wayne, and Errol in the kitchen, Mad Max is seen opening the refrigerator door with blood on the side of his face. There wasn't a recent gun fight or injury that would warrant this blood. This can also be seen in the opening credits. 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 »


In The Ghetto
Performed by Little John
Written by John McMorris and Lloyd James Sr.
Courtesy of King Jammy's Records
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This is a classic gangsta flick
7 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know about the negative comment about Shottas. This movie has been in underground rotation for years. It has all the elements of a classic street shoot em up and is everything I expected it to be. I haven't run across anyone yet that didn't like this movie. I love this movie. If you like movies like Belly and Scarface, then you will like this one too. This is a classic gangsta flick that deserves a chance. I also own the grainy version, but this is now available at local video rental stores and retailers, which means they have cleared it up and fixed any problems the movie had before. The soundtrack is incredible, mostly songs from The Blueprint, and there are many recognizable faces in the movie. This movie is definitely worth seeing.

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