I Got the Hook-Up

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I Got the Hook-Up ★½ 1998 (R)

Innercity hustlers Black (Master P) and Blue (Johnson) have their own “department store” in a vacant lot where they sell various goods of dubious quality and origin. When a truckload of cell phones is mistakenly delivered to them, it ushers them into a new business venture. All hell breaks loose when a thug (Lister) has a money pick-up go bad because of the defective phones. Sporadically amusing comedy plays gang violence and misogyny for laughs, while the leads do nothing to make their characters interesting or even likable. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Mark Zuelzke, A.J. (Anthony) Johnson, Gretchen Palmer, Frantz Turner, Tommy (Tiny) Lister, Helen Martin, John Witherspoon, Harrison White, Ice Cube, Anthony Boswell, Lola Mae; D: Michael Martin; W: Mark Zuelzke; C: Antonio Calvache; M: Tommy Coster, Brad Fairman.