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I Got the Hook Up (1998)

R | | Comedy | 27 May 1998 (USA)
Two small time scam artists, Black and Blue, sell boom boxes and broken TVs from their van at the parking lot. When, by mistake, a shipment of cellular phones gets to them, it doesn't take long before FBI and gangsters are after them.

Director:

Michael Martin

Writers:

Master P (story), Leroy Douglas (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Master P ... Black
Anthony Johnson ... Blue (as A.J. Johnson)
Gretchen Palmer ... Sweet Lorraine
Frantz Turner ... Dalton
Richard Keats ... Jim Brady
Joe Estevez ... Lamar Hunt
William Frederick Knight ... Agent In Charge (as William Knight)
Anthony Boswell Anthony Boswell ... Little Brother
Mack Morris Mack Morris ... Andrew
Mia X Mia X ... Lola Mae
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... T-Lay (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister. Jr.)
Cory 'Zooman' Miller Cory 'Zooman' Miller ... T-Lay Boy #1 (as Corey Miller)
Edward Smith Edward Smith ... T-Lay Boy #2
Mystikal ... T-Lay Boy #3 (as Michael L. Taylor)
Pablo Marz ... Hispanic Man
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Storyline

Two broke buddies feel lucky when they come upon a truckload of cellular phones and begin selling them out of the back of their van. Trouble arises though, when the phones develop faults. The two friends then not only have to deal with unsatisfied customers but also the FBI. Written by Guy Johns

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Taglines:

A truckload of cell phones... turns into a boatload of cash!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, crude sexual humor, nudity, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Johnson, John Witherspoon, Ice Cube, and Tommy Lister were all in Friday (1995). See more »

Quotes

Blue: They're gonna put me on fries and that's when I'll start making the big bucks.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play under the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

We Got It
Performed by Mr. Serv-On, Big Ed, Magic & Fiend
Produced by KLC
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I'm a NO TALENT SOLDIER
20 September 1999 | by Derrick-10See all my reviews

This movie proved to be one of the most nauseauting hour and a half stretches of my life. I just don't comprehend how Master P manages to produce such garbage, and the fact that there is a market for it. The worst rappers on the planet expand the horizon of their unharmonious lyrics to some of the worst dialogue, and I've seen pornos with better plot development. Master Trash and his partner steal some cell phones, and how so COINCIDENTALLY he has friends who can activate them? And the whole thing about the store owner with the hot women in the back, and how Masturbator P's romantic interest lives in a technological outpost resembling the Batcave in her apartment, and that scene were AJ Johnson starts talking about what he's going to be wearing while Master Pathetic is on the phone....my skin crawls at the horrible editing, screenwriting, and utter shamless self exploitation that riddles M.P's videotaped ego trip. When it comes to the one of the worst movies ever made, to modify the words of the No Talent Soldiers, "It IS YOUR FAULT"!!!!


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Details

Official Sites:

Dimension Films | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Got the Hook-Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,310,349, 31 May 1998

Gross USA:

$10,317,779

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,317,779
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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