On This Day In Comedy… In 1998 ‘I Got the Hook-Up’ Was Released

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On this day in comedy on May 27, 1998, I Got the Hook-Up was released by Miramax Films

This was a pure Master P production.  As No Limit Records’ first film he co-wrote it, co-produced it, did some of the music and co-stars in this tale of two merchandise-is-in-their-van hustlers who come up when a mistake is made.  Thanks to dumb luck they (Master P and A J Johnson) now have a fleet of erroneously delivered cell phones in a mobile phone hungry hood.   Eureka!   Of course, whenever there’s new money to be made, local gangsters always want their cut and whenever there’s criminals the authorities get involved and in the movies, that usually means the FBI to make it seem even more important.

I Got the Hook-Up features the acting talents of Ice Cube, C-Murder, Tiny Lister, Mystikal, Mr. Serv-On, Fiend, Mia X and Snoop Dogg.    Also getting their thespian on was Sheryl Underwood, Tangie Ambrose, Helen martin, Joe Estevez, Richard Keats, Gretchen Palmer, Anthony Boswell, Frantz Turner, Harrison White and John Witherspoon.

The film was directed by Michael Martin and distributed by Dimension Films.  The soundtrack made it to #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #3 on the Billboard 200.   On a budget of $3.5 million, I Got the Hook-Up grossed $10,317,779 at the box office.

By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton

www.darryllittleton.lol

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