The Hustle (2008)
Disenchanted pest sprayer and single dad Freddie Manning is always trying to hustle a tiny bit more from his disappointing life when he suffers a series of setbacks that puts him in the unlikely position of his biggest hustle yet. It all starts when he falls upon a large sum of mob money, which Freddie and his cynical, naysaying best friend, Junior, lose in a crazy chase through the city. Freddie and Junior are left owing Asian crime boss Toshiba Ohara and his spicy daughter, Han, $10,000 ~ in seven days! The pair don't know what to do until they're mistaken for the Replacement Ministers expected at a struggling, run-down Baptist church during a pest call. They trade their Bug World outfits for minister robes and soon are inspiring the tiny but enthusiastic church into a fevered fundraising campaign. Freddie knows nothing about preaching, but his hilarious, straight-from-the-heart sermons seem to touch people and no one is more surprised than Freddie when his fake healings become real ones. Along the way, the congregation and community are forever changed, but not as much as Freddie and Junior themselves. With fresh, exhilarating performances by a top-notch cast, including Al Shearer, Charlie Murphy, Tamala Jones, Brigitte Nielsen, David Alan Grier and others, The Hustle will warm your soul and tickle your funny bone.
- Pest exterminators Freddie and Junior keep stumbling into trouble on the job fighting rich ladies, roaches, grumpy pawn shop owners and meter maids when suddenly theyre in way over their heads, owing an Asian Karate World mobster $10,000!
Impossible! Their pest company pay never will cover that kind of debt. And here Freddie was trying to get his life back in order to give his 8-year-old daughter the life she deserves.
Their bad luck seems to turn the next day Freddie and Junior are mistaken as Replacement Ministers at a dying church with an ailing minister. Thats when Freddie gets the big idea. If a glitzy evangelist on TV can rake in big money using religion, maybe this is their ticket to pulling in quick cash fast. All they have to do is win over a smart bronze beauty, heal a homeless man, save a dog, fool an uppity assistant pastor no one likes and get the whole church feelin the spirit.
But can they pull it off?
This sexy, funny comedy of love, laughter and inspiration proves that when you go to this church anything can happen.