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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 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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Grandmother: Don't talk to me if you ain't got no reefer, man.
Hispanic Man: Oh yeah? Well fuck you!
Grandmother: Well fuck you too.
Hispanic Man: Eat shit too!
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Outtakes play under the first half of the credits. See more »

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References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Who Rock This
Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mystikal
Produced by RZA & Craig B
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Blatant rip-off of Friday.
21 January 2000 | by TripleeSee all my reviews

It's obvious as to what inspired Master P to make this "cinematic gem." John Witherspoon, A. J. Johnson, Tiny Lester, and several other of the actors in Hook Up were all playing their same respective roles from Friday - Ice Cube's day-in-the-life ghetto comedy.

I wish there was an original idea in this movie, but there isn't. One would think that with the collaborative effort NO LIMIT uses to write and direct their movies they would produce at least one film with substantial length or original content. Sadly, this movie falls short on both stipulations.

I hope Master P and the NO LIMIT crew had fun making this horrible movie because audience members won't have fun watching it.


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