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The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | December 1976 (USA)
A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

Director:

Arthur Marks

Writers:

Charles Eric Johnson (screenplay) (as Charles Johnson), Odie Hawkins (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yaphet Kotto ... Daddy Foxx
Kirk Calloway Kirk Calloway ... Baby 'D
Thomas Carter ... Player
Donn C. Harper ... Tiny (as Donn Harper)
Lynn Caridine Lynn Caridine ... Jan-Jan
Patricia McCaskill Patricia McCaskill ... Shirl
Lynn Harris Lynn Harris ... Sweet Potatoe
Rudy Ray Moore ... Goldie
Rosalind Cash ... Mama
Randy Brooks ... Win
Debbi Morgan ... Vi
Fuddle Bagley Fuddle Bagley ... Mr. Molet
Frank Rice Frank Rice ... The Black Knight
Carl W. Crudup ... Joe (as Carl Crudup)
Duchyll Martin Smith Duchyll Martin Smith ... Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)
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Storyline

A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Meet Daddy Fox, Baby D. and Goldie. They gonna do the Monkey Hustle! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monkey Hustle See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning of the film, when Foxx steals the quart of milk, the carton is closed. While running across the street, the carton of milk is suddenly open when Foxx has not had sufficient time to open it. See more »

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Referenced in Arthur's Kids: A Conversation with Arthur Marks (2010) See more »

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about what you would expect
22 September 2008 | by christopher_kendallsSee all my reviews

This movie sucks, lol. I've seen far better blaxploitation, and it's a wonder Rudy Ray Moore even lent his talent to this film, considering how good his own movies are. He must have been hard up or out of work, or doing charity because even he can't save this movie. Yeah the music sucks but that is the least of the problems in this film. It is good for showing 70s Chicago, which seemed a lot less overpopulated back then as the city more so resembles Philadelphia than it does the Chicago we take for granted today. If you're nostalgic for a blaxploitation film that was filmed in Chicago rather than New York or LA this is the movie for you, if not don't waste your time. You can watch it for free on Hulu.com if you're really interested, save your money ...


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