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The Janky Promoters (2009)

Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

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Marcus Raboy

Writer:

Ice Cube
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Russell Redds
Mike Epps ... Jellyroll
Jeezy ... Young Jeezy (as Young Jeezy)
Lahmard J. Tate ... Percy (as Lahmard Tate)
Darris Love ... Mondo
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... John Glanville
Little JJ ... Yung Semore (as Lil' JJ James Lewis)
Glenn Plummer ... Officer Ronnie Stixx
Juanita Jennings ... Momma
Aloma Wright ... Ms. Ann
Jowharah Jones Jowharah Jones ... Loli Tyson
Tamala Jones ... Regina
Joey Greco ... Kevin Maline
Bob Stephenson ... Cameraman
Paul Webster ... Rent-A-Wreck Employee
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Storyline

Two shady concert promoters (Cube and Epps) get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janky Promoters See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,702, 18 October 2009, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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At the beginning of the movie the film is presented by DIMINSION films, not DIMENSION films. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Maline: Do you know you're sleeping with a married woman?
Jellyroll: Do you know that I don't give a fuck?
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References Flavor of Love (2006) See more »

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Poppin
Performed by Chuck Preston
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Bad to the Bone
3 February 2010 | by OutsideHollywoodLandSee all my reviews

I like Ice Cube - hell, everyone likes Ice Cube. Crossing over from the rap / hip hop music genre, this likable hardcore rapper surprised everyone by stepping into a promising film career that begun in the 1990s with Boyz n the Hood. A bankable actor, writer, director, and producer, who's specialized in snappy hip movies and predictable family fare, Ice Cube continues to make us wonder just what he'll do next.

This is one film that probably read much better in the early stages of creation. The Janky Promoters is so bad that one feels sorry for the cast – themselves all pretty much MIScast, who had to suffer through Marcus Raboy's tame direction and Cube's weak screenplay. Janky might have done better with the star behind the camera and some solid actors sprinkled among the novice cast.

And someone should tell executive producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein to stop profiling when casting movies with an urban setting and an African-American story. The Janky Promoters is replete with one stereotype after another, from the big-booty slut to the one-dimensional rapper Bow Wow parody. Enough already! Thankfully, many of Ice Cube's better moments can be rented, especially my favorite, the Friday trilogy. And it's nice to know that we can still look forward to other Cube experiences, hopefully chosen more wisely.


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