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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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Coming to America (1988) See more »

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I Don't Want to Go
Performed by Mo B. Dick featuring O'Dell & Sons of Funk
Produced by O'Dell
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I Don't Believe I Actually Rented This!
9 May 1999 | by fallen-5See all my reviews

I rented this movie on Saturday night out of sheer desperation. Blockbuster was crowded and every movie I wanted to watch was out. 'I Got The Hook Up' was just about the only movie left on the shelf. It was right beside the new releases and the write-up on the box looked pretty funny. Having now seen the movie with my husband, I have to say that it would NOT rate in my Top 100. It was quite funny in places, particularly the car chase towards the end of the movie when Black is trying to drive a car with the hood stuck up in the air and Blue is out there on the bonnet trying to shut it. But basically the movie was pretty plotless and pointless and not as funny as I had expected it to be. To be fair, although the language was crude and there was a bit of nudity, any sex was more hinted at than displayed, which makes a nice change after Channel 5. But if you are looking to rent a movie, I wouldn't recommend this unless you are big time into Rap Music. We certainly had a bit of a hard time trying to make out what the characters were saying half the time!!


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