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.
Best friends and old-school street hustlers Black and Blue went legit twenty years ago when they opened their family restaurant. But with the health inspector threatening to shut them down,... See full summary »
Johnny 'Koolout' Starks,
Farrah Laurel Abraham,
Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and ... See full summary »
Silkk the Shocker,
A crew of thieves take an inept young upstart under their wings. Unfortunately, the crew itself isn't exactly a highly polished operation, and the crew's capers result in comic mishaps far more often than actual thefts.
In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, ... See full summary »
Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Richard T. Jones,
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
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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