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Shottas (2002)

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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ky-Mani Marley Ky-Mani Marley ... Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz Spragga Benz ... Wayne
Louie Rankin Louie Rankin ... Teddy Bruck Shut
Paul Campbell ... Mad Max
Wyclef Jean ... Richie
J.R. Silvera J.R. Silvera ... Young Biggs
Carlton Grant Jr. Carlton Grant Jr. ... Young Wayne
Munair Zacca Munair Zacca ... Mr. Anderson
Claudette Pious Claudette Pious ... Auntie Pauline
Isiah Laing Isiah Laing ... Detective Laing
Beast Beast ... Teddy Bruck Shut's Hitman
Jabba ... Dangles (as Jabba Mitchell)
Screechie Bop Screechie Bop ... Gussy
San San San San ... Raquel
Andrew 'Flipper' Davis Andrew 'Flipper' Davis ... John John
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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Taglines:

Friendship, loyalty & greed.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conexão Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spragga Benz's son, Carlton "Carlisle" Grant Jr., played the young Wayne character. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Mad Max, Wayne, and Errol in the kitchen, Mad Max is seen opening the refrigerator door with blood on the side of his face. There wasn't a recent gun fight or injury that would warrant this blood. This can also be seen in the opening credits. See more »

Crazy Credits

Very Special Thanks - All Bootleggers Worldwide ("Shottas" official PR Firm) NEVER AGAIN THOUGH! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Performed by Ky-Mani Marley (as Kymani Marley)
Written by Ky-Mani Marley (as Kymani Marley)
Courtesy of Tuff Gong Records, LP
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This is a classic gangsta flick
7 January 2007 | by dbautista215See all my reviews

I don't know about the negative comment about Shottas. This movie has been in underground rotation for years. It has all the elements of a classic street shoot em up and is everything I expected it to be. I haven't run across anyone yet that didn't like this movie. I love this movie. If you like movies like Belly and Scarface, then you will like this one too. This is a classic gangsta flick that deserves a chance. I also own the grainy version, but this is now available at local video rental stores and retailers, which means they have cleared it up and fixed any problems the movie had before. The soundtrack is incredible, mostly songs from The Blueprint, and there are many recognizable faces in the movie. This movie is definitely worth seeing.


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