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Cess Silvera (written by)
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Release Date:
27 February 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Friendship, loyalty & greed.
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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A cool and enjoyable movie See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ky-Mani Marley ... Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz ... Wayne
Louie Rankin ... Teddy Bruck Shut

Paul Campbell ... Mad Max

Wyclef Jean ... 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

Jabba ... Dangles (as Jabba Mitchell)
Screechie Bop ... Gussy
San San ... Raquel
Andrew 'Flipper' Davis ... John John
Assassin ... Blacka
Dwight Richardson ... Immigration Inspector
Jahshi Spence ... Rasta Neville
Nelson Zapata ... Papi
Michael Gordon ... Soda Truck Driver
Steven Chung ... Mr. Chin
Judith Bodley ... Mr. Chin's Secretary
Jennifer Small ... Mr. Andy's Secretary
Desmond King ... Big Man
Big Belly Skyjuice ... Club Asylum's Deejay
Fabien Dominique ... Abbey
Rohan Wade ... Airport Cop #1
Leighton Hilton ... Airport Cop #2
Patrick Scott ... Sando

D.J. Khaled ... Richie's Henchman
Corey Agnant ... Richie's Son
Papa Keith ... Carjack Victim
Macka ... Teddy's Last Thug
Prince Reed ... Jitney Driver
Marilyn Manhoe ... Marcia
Prince Thompson ... Ol' School
Panther ... Acrobatic Dread
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Doench ... White Miami Undercover Agent (uncredited)
Vohn Ferguson ... Yardie (uncredited)
Lyndale V. Pettus ... Black Miami Undercover Agent (uncredited)
Jackie Wade ... Restaurant patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Cess Silvera 
 
Writing credits
Cess Silvera (written by)

Produced by
Destiny Danny Campbell .... associate producer: U.S.
Keith Deans .... executive producer (as Fada Screw)
Michael Effs .... associate producer: U.S.
Richard Effs .... associate producer (as Richie Effs)
Jennifer Farrell .... co-producer
Michael Gruber .... executive producer
Brad Kiosaki .... associate producer
Roxan Nugent-Silvera .... executive producer
Jamie O'Malley .... associate producer: U.S.
Phillip Pabon .... associate producer: U.S. (as Phil Pabon)
Fabien Pruvot .... co-producer
Pauline Sewell-Cole .... executive producer
Cess Silvera .... producer
David-Michael Petragnani .... producer (uncredited)
Antonio Piedra .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Stephen Marley 
 
Cinematography by
Cliff Charles 
 
Film Editing by
Danny Saphire 
 
Casting by
Charles Higgins 
 
Production Design by
Iyla 'Crash' Kap  (as Iyla Kaperonis)
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Gigliotti  (as Lisa)
 
Costume Design by
Sasha O. Gomez  (as Olga Gomez-Pabon)
Phillip Pabon  (as Phil Pabon)
 
Makeup Department
April Atkinson .... hair stylist: U.S.
Lisa Jouet Mosenson .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Keith Deans .... production manager: U.S.
Romeo Effs .... production manager: Jamaica
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Froi Cuesta .... second unit director: U.S. & Jamaica
Adam Doench .... first assistant director: U.S.
Lyndale V. Pettus .... second assistant director: U.S. (as Lyndale Pettus)
 
Art Department
Thomas Durrant .... builder: Jamaica
Alrick Morris .... builder: Jamaica
Andi Sustrin .... property master: U.S.
Cyprian Thomas .... builder: Jamaica
 
Sound Department
Roberto Dominguez Alegria .... foley recordist (as Roberto Dominguez)
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley recordist
Mark Ettel .... re-recording mixer
John Freeman .... sound mixer: U.S.
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Peggy McAffee .... adr supervisor (as Peggy McAffee Routledge)
Peggy McAffee .... backgrounds editor (as Peggy McAffee Routledge)
Patrick O'Sullivan .... supervising sound editor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound engineer
Michael Tucker .... boom operator: U.S.
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor
Paul Wight .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Mario Ortiz .... bloodwork: U.S.
 
Stunts
Mario Ortiz .... stunt coordinator: U.S.
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan S. Abrams .... third grip: U.S. (as John Abrams)
Salvador Bolivar .... third electrician: U.S.
Earl Brown .... electrician: Jamaica
Roy Buchanan .... electrician: Jamaica
Terrence Laron Burke .... key grip: U.S. (as Terrence Burke)
Leslie Burnett .... second grip: Jamaica (as Leslie 'Rabbit' Burnett)
Earl Campbell .... third grip: Jamaica
Damon Cooper .... first assistant camera: U.S.
Winston Daley .... electrician: Jamaica
Marcelo L. Duerte .... second assistant camera: U.S. (as Marcelo Duerte)
Tevo Díaz .... best boy grip: U.S. (as Tevo Diaz)
Dan Earl .... steadicam operator: U.S.
Yarro Eichelberger .... unit photographer: U.S.
Roy Fletcher .... electrician: Jamaica
Christopher Gleaton .... camera operator: U.S.
Roderick 'Sprinter' Levy .... electrician: Jamaica
Chelsea Low .... steadicam operator: Jamaica
Cleveland McKenzie .... electrician: Jamaica
Victor Patterson .... loader: Jamaica
Patrick Richards .... electrician: Jamaica
Peter Roper .... electrician: Jamaica
Matt Schuman .... best boy electric: U.S.
Ken Shibata .... gaffer: U.S.
Roy Thomas .... electrician: Jamaica
Donovan Thompson .... second assistant camera operator: Jamaica
Wappie .... electrician: Jamaica
Ralston Williams .... electrician: Jamaica
 
Editorial Department
Bruce W. Cathcart .... hd assembly: HTV (as Bruce Cathcart)
Andrew Drapkin .... hd colorist: HTV
 
Location Management
Ron Reynolds .... location manager: Jamaica
Mark Stanley .... location manager: U.S.
 
Music Department
Joel Chin .... music supervisor
Mark Lee .... score engineer
Nikolas Marzouca .... score engineer
Cess Silvera .... music supervisor
Michael Wetherwax .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Jason Clarke .... driver: Jamaica
Andrew Ford .... driver: Jamaica
Al Gooden .... driver: Jamaica
Gerald Jones .... driver: gennie, U.S.
Patrick Scott .... driver: Mr. Silvera, Jamaica
Frank Smith .... driver: gennie, Jamaica
Neville Smith .... driver: grip, Jamaica (as Neville 'Sin' Smith)
Neville Smith .... driver: swing, Jamaica (as Neville 'Sin' Smith)
Brooklyn Sobers .... driver: Mr. Silvera, U.S.
Bill Zacoor .... driver: 5-ton, U.S.
 
Other crew
Linval 'Badness' Anderson .... chef: Mr. Silvera, Jamaica
Jessica Bennett .... production assistant: U.S.
Luis Castellanos .... key production assistant: U.S.
Scott D'Silva .... script supervisor: Jamaica
Andrew 'Pollygon' Dewar .... assistant: Mr. Silvera, Jamaica
Michael Edwards .... production assistant: Jamaica
Tamara Forrest .... production assistant: Jamaica
Georgia Gayle .... production assistant: Jamaica
Kenny Gooden .... production assistant: U.S.
Omari Jackson .... production assistant: Jamaica
Nochie Jakes .... production coordinator: Jamaica
Mathew M. Johnson .... production legal services
Justin Magnuson .... production assistant: U.S.
David Marks .... security: U.S.
Lucy Marshall .... production assistant: U.S.
Dana O'Hara .... script supervisor: U.S. (as Dan O'Hara Smith)
Maxine Passao .... craft service: Jamaica
Tanya Passoa .... production assistant: Jamaica
John Patteson .... armourer: U.S. (as John Patterson)
Laura Pinto .... script supervisor: U.S.
Sidjae Reid .... assistant: Mr. Silvera, U.S.
Lisa Rivera .... craft service: U.S.
Daniel Rogers .... production coordinator: U.S. (as Daniel S. Rogers)
Shana Santalla .... production assistant: U.S.
Amelia 'Milk' Sewel .... production assistant: Jamaica
Neville Shields .... explosives: Jamaica
Michael Toledo .... production assistant
Mary Wells .... script supervisor: Jamaica
Jeremy Whittaker .... production assistant: Jamaica
Helen Yu Leseberg .... production counsel
 
Thanks
Jack Agnant .... very special thanks
Pili Allen .... very special thanks
Garth Bailey .... very special thanks
Joey Buddafuco .... very special thanks
Shakim Compere .... very special thanks
Keith Deans .... in loving memory of (as Keith 'Fada Screw' Dean)
Tracey E. Edmonds .... very special thanks (as Tracey Edmonds)
Richard Effs .... very special thanks (as Richie Effs)
Cassian Elwes .... very special thanks
Paul Fakhourie .... very special thanks
Michael Flemming .... very special thanks
Max Frauchiger .... very special thanks
Michael Gruber .... very special thanks
Romie Hamilton .... very special thanks
Taye Hansberry .... very special thanks
Perry Henzell .... very special thanks (as Perry 'The Godfather' Henzell)
Dwayne 'Dee' John .... very special thanks
Mathew M. Johnson .... very special thanks
Audrey Kelly .... very special thanks
Shakey Larson .... very special thanks
Ricky Lee .... very special thanks
Sean Lewis .... very special thanks
Rohan Marley .... very special thanks
Abdul Muhammad .... very special thanks
Jamie O'Malley .... very special thanks
Queen Latifah .... very special thanks
Don Reid .... very special thanks (as Don 'Soul' Reid)
Rooster .... very special thanks
James Rosemond .... very special thanks (as Jimmy 'Henchman' Rosemond)
Stan Roupe .... very special thanks
JaMiyla Samuel .... very special thanks
Ron Samuel .... very special thanks
P.J. Shapiro .... very special thanks
Dana Sims .... very special thanks
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... very special thanks (as Jean-Claude Vandamme)
Bonnie Voland .... very special thanks
Bryce Wilson .... very special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Top Shottas" - Jamaica (English title) (informal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug content
Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Spragga Benz's son, Carlton "Carlisle" Grant Jr., played the young Wayne character.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trial And CrossesSee more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A cool and enjoyable movie, 31 July 2005
Author: roddick-1 from New Zealand

This movie will probably be difficult to find, but it's worth it!

Cess Silvera does a good job directing. Everything looks very cool and stylish. He also captures the action scenes very well, they are not overly bloody either. Well done to him on the writing too. It is an original story. There aren't many movies (actually I don't know of any) that show the life of a shotta/gangster on the streets of Jamaica. Also the Jamaican drug dealers in Miami. I hope to see more from Cess Silvera!

Quite good soundtrack. All the songs suit the scene their placed in.

Some people thought that the acting wasn't good. I thought it was fine. Each actor plays their character very well. The stand outs were Ky-Mani Marley and Paul Campbell.

Overall I thought it was a cool and enjoyable movie. A good gangster film. As I said before, it maybe difficult to find, but it's worth it!

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