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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 Knight ... Agent In Charge
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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 »
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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,305,534, 2 August 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Little Girl: Look, my mama want her money back.
Blue: How am I gonna give you the money back? You done ate one of the pig's feet.
Little Girl: No we didn't.
Blue: I got a magic lamp. Tell your mama she gotta rub this every Wednesday at 3:42 standing on one leg with Al Green playing in the background, her money will pop out. And tell your daddy to buy you another shirt.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Rock This
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mystikal
Produced by RZA & Craig B
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Can I curse? If I can then 'This is very bad!!!
2 December 1998 | by KilamofoSee all my reviews

This is the worst film I have ever SEEN!!! It was SO bad, that every film I've seen since, I have simply loved, thus this film has ruined me from EVER giving another objective review of any film! In the user voting section I have noticed that 40 users gave this film a 10! a TEN! I didn't know Master P's had bought PC's and Internet access for his family! My GOD!!! I'm comin' to you 'Lizabeth! I have nothing else to say.


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