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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$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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Trial And Crosses
Performed by Nitty Gritty
Written by Glenn Augustus Holness and Lloyd James Sr.
Courtesy of King Jammy's Records
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Admirable, and distinctive gangster thriller
28 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Biggs (Kymani Marley) and Wayne (Spragga Benz) grew up together on the mean streets of Kingston, Jamaica, and build up a huge drug dealing network that extends from their home town to the streets of Washington and Miami. But as the stakes rise and the games turn deadly, their rise to the top could be followed by a spectacular fall.

Having West Indian work colleagues, the particular lingo they use grows on you after a while and you can pick up some of this particular mangling of the English language. But the 'patois' featured heavily in Shottas would appear to be so heavy that subtitles are required through out, even if you do try to get rid of them on the menu screen. Their particular phrases, descriptions and certainly insults will certainly make an impression on you and so, even if this tale of young upstarts rising through the criminal underworld isn't particularly original or inspired, it's distinctive and amusing enough for this reason alone. Bob Marley's son Kymani Marley has presence in the lead role, and there's other musical talent in the cast including Wyclef Jean in a supporting role. ***


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