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The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | December 1976 (USA)
A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

Director:

Arthur Marks

Writers:

Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson), Odie Hawkins (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaphet Kotto ... Daddy Foxx
Kirk Calloway Kirk Calloway ... Baby 'D
Thomas Carter ... Player
Donn C. Harper ... Tiny (as Donn Harper)
Lynn Caridine Lynn Caridine ... Jan-Jan
Patricia McCaskill Patricia McCaskill ... Shirl
Lynn Harris Lynn Harris ... Sweet Potatoe
Rudy Ray Moore ... Goldie
Rosalind Cash ... Mama
Randy Brooks ... Win
Debbi Morgan ... Vi
Fuddle Bagley Fuddle Bagley ... Mr. Molet
Frank Rice Frank Rice ... The Black Knight
Carl W. Crudup ... Joe (as Carl Crudup)
Duchyll Martin Smith Duchyll Martin Smith ... Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)
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Storyline

A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Meet Daddy Fox, Baby D. and Goldie. They gonna do the Monkey Hustle! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monkey Hustle See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning of the film, when Foxx steals the quart of milk, the carton is closed. While running across the street, the carton of milk is suddenly open when Foxx has not had sufficient time to open it. See more »

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References J.D.'s Revenge (1976) See more »

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The Monkey Hustle
9 June 2005 | by mohouze404See all my reviews

One has to remember, that with the introduction of Shaft and Superfly, Hollywood churned out one blaxploitation film after the other, whether the script and acting succeeded or not. During the 70's, at the height of the blaxploitation film era, the genre was completely plot-driven rather than character-driven. Ask yourself how many times a neighborhood could be saved from some type of demolition? How many times could someone come up with just the right lottery numbers? Take this film for what it is, something lighthearted that introduced actor/director Thomas Carter, II, Debbi Morgan of All My Children, Charmed, The Hurricane, Rosalind Cash of The Omega Man, General Hospital, and Tales from the Hood, Randy Brooks of Another World and Generations. And, of course, Rudy Ray Moore. These actors had to eat, support families, and it was training ground for some later great work.


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