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The Janky Promoters -- For the first time since the Friday movies, Ice Cube and Mike Epps are reunited, as two hilariously crooked concert producers who'll do anything for a fast buck. When they miraculously manage to book a superstar rapper (Young Jeezy), they get their one shot at the big time. Funny, fresh, and unpredictable, Janky Promoters will keep you laughing - and guessing - until the final hustle.


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Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry. | Add synopsis »
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Ice Cube ... Russell Redds

Mike Epps ... Jellyroll

Jeezy ... Young Jeezy (as Young Jeezy)

Lahmard J. Tate ... Percy (as Lahmard Tate)

Darris Love ... Mondo

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... John Glanville

Little JJ ... Yung Semore (as Lil' JJ James Lewis)

Glenn Plummer ... Officer Ronnie Stixx

Juanita Jennings ... Momma

Aloma Wright ... Ms. Ann
Jowharah Jones ... Loli Tyson

Tamala Jones ... Regina

Joey Greco ... Kevin Maline

Bob Stephenson ... Cameraman

Paul Webster ... Rent-A-Wreck Employee

Gabrielle Dennis ... Female Fan
Vernon Hawthorne ... T.C.

Malik Barnhardt ... C.W.
Arturo Anderson ... J.D.

Leland White ... K.K.

Tiffany Haddish ... Michelle
Reghan Alexander ... Holiday Inn Receptionist

Porscha Coleman ... Dancer #1 - Sandra
Brittany Parks ... Dancer #2 - Keisha

Kerisse Hutchinson ... Lisa
Helene McCardle ... Head Maid

Mark Craig ... Cop #1

Da'Vone McDonald ... Big Bodyguard

Lorenzo Eduardo ... Entourage #1

Paul Ambrus ... Concert Security Guard

Jessica Vilchis ... Box Office Lady
Malieek Straughter ... D-Boy #1

Cisco Reyes ... Security Guard #2

Page Kennedy ... House DJ
Darrell Jackson ... Audience Member

Tiffany Tynes ... Female #1 (as Tiffany T. Tynes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carissa Blades ... Hot Dancer #2 (uncredited)

Brad Carr ... State Police (uncredited)
Tiffany Collie ... Yung Seymore's Entourage (uncredited)

Mark Alexander Herz ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Austin Honaker ... White Guy in the Club (uncredited)
Terricka Hudson ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Ashley James ... Concert Goer (uncredited)
Kimberly Jessy ... Pregnant girlfriend (uncredited)
J. Kristopher ... Mondo's Crew (uncredited)

Mariano Mendoza ... Glanvilles Henchman (uncredited)

Keisha Ramdhanie ... Yung Seymore Crew (uncredited)
Kellie Ramdhanie ... Yung Seymore Crew (uncredited)
Sonny Scozzari ... Street Kid (uncredited)
Calvin Sykes ... Seymore's Entourage (uncredited)

Sandra Valladares ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Elle Woods ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcus Raboy 
Writing credits
Ice Cube (written by)

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... producer
Ice Cube .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... executive producer (as Neil Machlis)
Donald Sparks .... associate producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Tom Priestley Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Ivison 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Production Design by
Bradley Thordarson 
Art Direction by
Robert Strohmaier 
Set Decoration by
Debra Echard 
Costume Design by
Dana Campbell 
Makeup Department
Debra Denson .... makeup department head
Melissa Forney .... hair department head
Judy Twine .... key makeup artist
Bret Mayo .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Craig Cannold .... production supervisor
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post-production
Scott Michael Nabat .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Hale .... second assistant director
Staci Lamkin .... second second assistant director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bonnie Betancourt .... set dressing shopper (as Bonnie Temple)
Otto Broberg .... assistant property master
Ryan Cosgrove .... graphic designer
Zack Heath .... art department coordinator
Chad Koch .... graphic designer
Betty Krul .... set designer
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Steve Rick .... property master
Mike Sunga .... leadman
Tim Swope .... graphic artist
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound editor
Walter Anderson .... sound mixer
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Charles Deenen .... sound editor
Jon DeStefano .... sound effects editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Lopez .... sound editor
Anthony M. McCovey .... sound utility
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Anthony Ortiz .... boom operator
Lisa Pinero .... sound mixer
Stuart Provine .... sound effects editor
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
George Zamora .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Natan Moss .... visual effects editor
Terry Silberman .... senior flame artist
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunt performer
LaFaye Baker .... assistant stunt coordinator
Darius Cottrell .... stunt double
Conrade Gamble .... stunts
Derek Graf .... stunts
Matt Leonard .... stunts
Mariano Mendoza .... stunts
Von L. Roddy .... stunt double
Marcus Salgado .... stunt performer
Jeff Sanders .... stunt performer
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunt coordinator
April Weeden .... stunt double: Tamala Jones (as April Weeden-Washington)
Eugene Collier .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Arena .... camera operator
Tony Bendt .... dolly grip
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Andrew Clarke .... lighting technician
Chris Cotterman .... grip
Shannon DeWolfe .... loader
Bryan Gilbert .... rigging grip
Daniel R. Haizlip .... best boy: grip
Kent Harvey .... additional camera operator
Tom Howard .... lighting technician
Jeremiah Kent .... second assistant camera
Paul Lambiase .... best boy rigging grip
Johnny Medeiros .... key video assist engineer
Brian Minzlaff .... set lighting
Peter Morenz .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ray Patrick .... hothead operator
Michael Piekutowski .... lighting technician
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... still photographer
Wally Rowell .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter M. Smith .... dimmer board operator
Peter M. Smith .... rigging gaffer
Jeff Snyder .... additional video assist operator
Keith Talley .... key rigging grip
Casting Department
Kendahl Lauren Gardner .... casting intern (as Kendahl Gardner)
Rich King .... extras casting
Jessica Munks .... casting assistant
Shaunessy James Quinn .... extras casting assistant
Eve Streger .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Bohning .... set costumer
Sonya Vaughn .... costumer
Editorial Department
Natan Moss .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Tyler Barton .... score engineer
Tyler Barton .... score mixer
Tyler Barton .... score programmer
Eric Gordon .... assistant music editor
Richard A. Harrison .... music playback operator: ProTools
Jon Mooney .... music editor
Jessica Myhan .... music coordinator
Brian Richards .... music editor
Scott Somerville .... additional score engineer
Scott Somerville .... additional score programmer
Transportation Department
Mark Brown .... driver: production van
Henry Canon .... transportation
Jesse Hynes .... driver/generator operator
Don Poole .... transportation captain
Shane Summers .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Keith Balser .... additional set production assistant
Daniel Beals .... key set production assistant
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Robert D. Brugger .... set medic
Darren Bulmer .... production assistant
Jheri Cavitt .... stand in: female
Peter Chase .... craft service
Cody D'Ambrosio .... production assistant
Melissa Downing .... location scout
Shaheerah Farrakhan .... production assistant
Mark A. Freid .... key assistant location manager
Tony Gonzalez .... choreographer
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Mark D. Houston .... first assistant accountant
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service company (as Michael Kehoe)
Andrew Kent .... production assistant
Jake Kincaid .... production assistant
Lauren Klixbull .... assistant: Mr. Raboy
Todd Manes .... additional set production assistant
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager
Christina Romney-Glotzer .... assistant production coordinator (as Christina Romney)
Wayne T. Silva .... payroll accountant
Matthew Stein .... studio executive
Julie Stevens .... studio teacher
Carrie Tyson .... production coordinator
Emily Weller .... production secretary
Tim Williams .... trainer

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Also Known As:
"Janky Promoters" - Australia (imdb display title), UK (DVD title), USA (alternative title)
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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:M | Germany:16 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45311)
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One of the worst things in Cube's very humorous filmography, 21 January 2011
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Janky Promoters starts out strong by introducing very humorous and personality filled characters, but quickly falls apart when the real plot comes forth. I'm a fan of African American comedies, especially Ice Cube's Friday franchise. I was also praising the recent remake of Death at a Funeral that was done with nearly an entire black cast not too long ago. But after seeing Janky Promoters and All About the Benjamins, I'll be sure to fully read the plot of the next Ice Cube movie I catch on Television.

"Janky" is a slang word. It's an adjective that describes something dishonest, untrustworthy, or just plain bad. I eventually had to click "Add to Dictionary" because I was so sick of that red line that appears under "mispelled" or unrecognized words on ProBoards. What a predicament. Oh well, I never give a movie a poor review because of it's title. But I'll usually ridicule it for a bit. That sounds like more fun.

The plot is slim; two concert promoters Russell and Jellyroll (Cube and Epps) land themselves in hot water when they book Young Jeezy for a concert. The problem is the twenty grand they were supposed to give to him to perform, they spent on clothing and accessories. They must recover the money, or get the worst night of their lives.

There isn't a whole lot going on of interest. The biggest letdown is definitely the cast. Ice Cube and Mike Epps have worked in a number of movies together. Epps became the second wheel in Next Friday when Smokey (Chris Tucker) refused to come back for both sequels. In the middle of Friday, Epps/Cube did a so-so unrelated film together called All About the Benjamins. It was fair, but not something I could see myself watching again. Same with this.

My point is Janky Promoters has two comedic actors that deserve way better than this. I'm shocked Janky Promoters 2 is already in the works. To my knowledge, this film was released in theaters VERY limitedly. It got minimal viewing, and was released to DVD. This, apparently, is in it's unfinished state. Cube said that it was released without his knowledge while he was planning a wider release. Whether this is finished or not, I doubt a few minor changes would've benefited it.

About the sequel? Why would you make a sequel to a film that flopped majorly and did extremely poor? It only made a little over $9000 with a $10 million dollar budget. I guess Jeezy, Cube, and Epps have a respectable net worth that one flop can't hurt too much.

Janky Promoters doesn't do it's job of being a good comedy. It's a movie with small giggles, and poor acting. With names like Ice Cube and Mike Epps stamped on the DVD cover you'd think the film would be hilarious. But just like All About the Benjamins, it's so cute and harmless it's forgettable. What a shame. This could've been a very funny, three/three and a half star film. It's like a movie that doesn't take itself seriously. Sort of like...Last Resort? Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Young Jeezy, and Darris Love. Directed by: Marcus Raboy.

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