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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.

Also Known As: Et nummer for smart, Аферисты, I Got the Hook-Up, Gerjedek a vonalaidra, Tjall på linjen, Crni i Plavi, Krata to psila, I Got the Hook Up

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  • azuolas-ambrasas
    azuolas ambrasas

    In the beginning I was a little skeptical of this flick, but after 15 minutes I was wetting my pants. Master P is perfect in the lead role and just makes me want to say UUGGHH!! Although the film was hilarious from start to finish, I must admit it did get a little tedious in the last few seens. It is a definate watch, fo sheesy.

  • kate-begonja
    kate begonja

    I got the Hook up is not what I would even call a movie, as it is really just merchandise for Master P to get his hands on money. This film has a weak plot if one at all, no one can act what so ever, and the script is not the best. If you like Master P, you might enjoy this movie. Personally I believe Master P has again failed at an another field of entertainment.

  • lena-melik-adamyan
    lena melik adamyan

    Everybody’s being too harsh on this movie.It contains some genuinely surreal comic moments and AJ Johnson makes the film watchable even when nothing else does. Sure Master P is about as articulate and emotive as Shaquille O’Neal, but that doesn’t stop the supporting characters and nutty, irreverent script from elevating this above the typical “‘hood comedy” formula.Where else can you find a “differently-abled” street gang, a dope-smoking grandma, a crackhead willing to do anything for “T-T-Two dollars”, and John Witherspoon? OK probably a bunch of films but this one is worth a look anyway. I quote nearly as many lines from this one as I do from “Friday”. For the right kind of person, this movie is very entertaining.

  • krystal-cooper
    krystal cooper

    The scene where his mum and dad went to bail Blue?? from jail.She was sprinkling Holy water!!!.She was cursing all the demons (in the form of prisoners)to disappear.That scene almost killed me.I actually laughed and ended up weeping.When some of the prisoners heckled her, she shouted at them, “Your Mama, All your mamas”.That’s one of my fave jail scenes of all time.Get Back Satan.Disappear Demons!!!!!!!!

  • danny-coppola
    danny coppola

    I used to be very much into this “type” of film when i was younger. Friday was and is one of my all time favourites and at the time i watched this i used to watch it regularly. “I got the hook up” has lots of the same cast, very nearly playing the same roles, but it is so bad. I rented this full of hope when in my teens and even then i thought it was absolute rubbish. Still to this day one of the worse films i have seen. Sometimes really bad films are so bad that they become enjoyable. This does not manage to do that. It just makes you want it to end.I can usually find something good to say about a film but all i can think of for this is that it isn’t very long.The dialogue is very bad, the acting is bad, the idea is bad. The soundtrack was bad. Sorry to be so negative. Please don’t watch this film.

  • pepijn-frankhuizen-galenzone
    pepijn frankhuizen galenzone

    This is one awful, awful comedy and a waste of a fine cast. Just one failed attempt at humor after another, with such crude and flat gags. The film leads nowhere, thinking it can be fueled strictly on laughs. But there’s a problem: the laughs don’t exist. There was one funny joke and it was given away in the previews. A.J. Johnson says: “Here are the twins, Ug and Lee.”Just so I don’t sound like a complete sour grape, there is one great scene involving a boatload of topless babes. If you happen to catch this movie on cable, that scene is worth waiting for. But don’t waste any money to rent this movie.

  • univ-prof-richard-kristiansen
    univ prof richard kristiansen

    I GOT THE HOOK-UP!(1997)Developed by No Limit Films and published by Dimension FilmsPros:>Unlike I’m Bout It, actual funding went into making this movie!>A.J. Johnson, albeit annoying, is very funny. Cons:>Master P gives us more and even worse stereotypes on both black and white people than ever.>No one in this movie, especially Master P, can act to save their lives. Plot summary: Enter Black and Blue(Master P and A.J. Johnson), two black guys running a “ghetto shopping center”(you won’t believe it until you see it) in South Central L.A. One day, a delivery truck filled with cell phones and pagers makes an accidental stop in their area, and Black tricks the deliverymen IN THE MOST IMPOSSIBLE WAY of selling him the goods. Black “hooks up” with his perverted on-and-off girlfriend Lorraine(Gretchen Palmer), who has a job at a cell phone company, and a guy that can illegally activate cell phone systems(Anthony Boswell). With everything set, Black and Blue go into selling cell phones. However, when chaos ensues through mixed-up receptions, Black and Blue find themselves on the run from angry customers, federal agents, and gang members. Review: First off, let me inform you that this movie is put together like a live-action cartoon and never takes itself seriously, even when it wants to. All the characters in this movie are overly done stereotypes that are so bad that it hurts. However, there was a particular scene I thought was funny though offensive to the core: (SPOILER ALERT) the scene with Black and Blue getting shot at by handicapped gangbangers, with the leader saying retardedly, “B****! I’m’ll bust a cap in yo’ a**!(END SPOILER)” Also, no one in this movie can act, especially Master P. All he ever does is stupid things in a Southern accent while flashing his gold teeth. The only person in this film that remotely tries to act is A.J. Johnson, though he is basically all mouth in the spirit of Chris Tucker. This movie starts with a unoriginal plot but then quickly gets off the plot and tries to be too many things at once, putting another flaw on this extremely flawed movie. My final 2 cents: Watch it 3 times in your life, and never make any contact with this film again. My rating: 3 out of 10

  • melinda-walker
    melinda walker

    A pointless plot and bad acting characterize this film that needs to be thrown in the garbage. Master P isn’t master of anything except stupidity in this movie. This movies features some of my favorite comics but they come off looking aimless in this film. Word to the would-be watchers of this movie: Ghetto fabulous + hip-hop non-culture + bad acting + pointless plot = A film that ain’t.

  • bayan-harbinaz-guvercin-bilir-yildirim
    bayan harbinaz guvercin bilir yildirim

    My kids took me to see this flick & it was an embarassment it was offensive,stereotypical crap Master P. should stick to music.One of the biggest gripes in Hollywood is that Black movies always get ignored around Oscar time.With garbage like this coming out it’s no wonder.

  • joseph-peterson
    joseph peterson

    I kept asking myself, “they actually made a film this bad??!”. I didn’t laugh one time. The worst acting, the dumbest story, a veritable plethora of ignorance. It appeared that they had no ending for the movie, so one of the main characters mugs for the camera and says “I think somebody just shot me in da ASSSSSSSSS!!! It’s like they just ran out of film and said, “Yeah..we’ll end it here”.

  • kyara-irina-miranda
    kyara irina miranda

    I just recently saw the review by some homie who accused this movie to be a blatant rip off of Friday. With all due respect to the dude because he from tha N.O. like me, the concept of this movie is NOTHING LIKE Friday. In fact it’s BETTER THAN Friday! Why? Simple because the comedian Anthony “AJ” Johnson was naturally funnier than Chris Tucker as smokey because he didn’t have to use his trademark or gimmick like Chris Tucker to be funny, such as the bobbin of the head when he puts emphasis on a particular word like “MAN”! Chris Tucker was funny of Friday because of the way e would say things BUT Anthony Johnson was funny because OF WHAT HE SAID!! Perfect example, when he was having a exchange with Sheryl Underwood’s character in the movie, he said she looked like Wesley Snipes when he did the movie: To Wong Foo. That was HILARIOUS because SHE DO LOOK LIKE WESLEY SNIPES IN DRAG! lol And the plot was better because these two characters, Master P and Anthony Johnson unlike Cube and Tucker had aspiration to go beyond the lower class economic estate and into the middle or the upper class thru SELF-EMPLOYMENT which in real life should be a option among EVERY BLACK MALE AND FEMALE IN THIS KINGDOM!!

  • nelli-zeynalyan
    nelli zeynalyan

    Yes it is bad. But its got Ice Cube in it! Make no mistake this is a pretty bad film but in that vein it excels. Parts of it are so bad you can’t help but enjoy the hell out of it… lighten up people, not every film needs to be a Cohen brother’s masterpiece.

  • stephanie-prevost
    stephanie prevost

    When I went to see this movie I was hesitant, but it actually turned out to be really funny. I felt like i was watching the real sequel to “Friday”. The movie is quirky and hilarious. There are a lot of notable actors many from “Friday” the others are rappers off of Master P’s No Limit label. Ice Cube has a cameo where he sells a stolen car to AJ Johnson. If you liked “Friday” and have got nothing against Master P I recommend this movie. Believe me you will be laughing…

  • liepa-eduards
    liepa eduards

    This movie, although kind of crude and rough around the edges represented a great film made by a great man. I mean, give the guy some credit. He is the CEO of No Limit Records and he has a lot of the big-name rappers in the biz’ in his corner. His movie may not be Oscar material, but I have noticed that people that criticize other people’s work tend to not know how to do it any better. So, get a life those of you who are not Master P supporters. (All this was actually written by a WHITE guy!)

  • mary-mueller
    mary mueller

    I thought this movie was so weird that it made it great. I enjoyed it a lot. I think it’s worth your time and money. I also think you’d enjoy it better if you were a Master P fan. He was great and cute in the movie. All in all it’s good.

  • agathaggelos-ioseph-rakhobitsas
    agathaggelos ioseph rakhobitsas

    This is the worst film I have ever SEEN!!! It was SO bad, that every film I’ve seen since, I have simply loved, thus this film has ruined me from EVER giving another objective review of any film! In the user voting section I have noticed that 40 users gave this film a 10! a TEN! I didn’t know Master P’s had bought PC’s and Internet access for his family! My GOD!!! I’m comin’ to you ‘Lizabeth! I have nothing else to say.

  • alfred-michaud
    alfred michaud

    I am not a fan of Master P’s music or movies, but I would rather sit through one of his CD’s for an hour than be forced to watch his cinematic exploits. When I think of his movies, one of the titles sticks out, Foolish. This sums up what all of his movies are. The acting is terrible, the scripts are lame, confusing, non existent, or a combination of all three. He just cranked out junk to add money to his growing empire. When a producer casts his family, friends, and label mates in all his films, this should be a clue it definitely won’t be nominated for an Oscar.Granted, AJ Johnson is funny in most of his roles, but when given nothing to work with, what can you do? Master P thinks he is the next Ice Cube. Wake up call, Ice Cube has talent, something Master P seriously lacks. I think the movie viewing public will be safe for a while from being tortured by another No Limit movie production considering almost everyone on the label is either facing some type of criminal charge or serving time for being found guilty on charges brought against them. As long as video cameras and crew are not allowed inside prisons, we should be OK for at least 5-7 years.

  • douglas-brown-jr
    douglas brown jr

    I’ve seen plenty of horrible movies in my life but this one takes the cake. I want everyone to see this though, for a laugh. I still don’t understand what the f’n thing was about. Cell phones were important in this film, that’s what the “plot” of the movie centered around. Other than that I’m at a loss. I can’t imagine that a script was written for this. I’m quite sure a few people turned on a couple of cameras and yelled “do something”. That’s has to be what making this moving entailed.Cable access is quality compared to this piece of junk.

  • anita-k-artashyan
    anita k artashyan

    i got the hook up is a pretty down movie. Master P could have played a better role like a mob boss instead of a little street hustler. it wasn’t as good as his last movie’s Da Last Don and I’m Bout IT. personally i thought the movie was good. i give it a 7.0/10

  • sheila-hammond
    sheila hammond

    Black and Blue are two street hustlers who run a ghetto superstore. When they take delivery of a load of mobile phones they think they have it made and start selling them like hot cakes. However when their phones interfere with a radio broadcast, sending details of a money stash out over the air, the two men become the target of a local criminal. Meanwhile the mobile phone company are investigating the new numbers when Black’s girlfriend Lorraine is unable to keep them all covered.I watched `Barbershop’ a few days ago and gave it a bad review, however now that I’ve seen this I feel I may have been harsh. This film is awful – yet more cheap crap banged out by No-Limit to try and add to Master P’s bank book without any thought of quality control – how very like everything he does! The plot is, well, non-existent. It is merely a series of stupid jokes and scenes with little cohesion. The whole thing seems to be put together for two reasons, 1) to feed Master P’s ego and 2) the mis-belief that black people want to see Ricki Lake characters.An example of 1) is the way that the film goes into a playas club at one point, to allow our `heroes’ to be surrounded by naked black girls – why? I have no idea but P seems to be having fun. The second thing is seen all through the film in that every character is a joke – a real annoying joke. Squealing and swearing non-stop every character is irritating and unlikeable and, true to form, any white person is a racist (who is brought low by a black man) or a snivelling nerd. Such lazy writing is just plain annoying and it doesn’t work.Worst of all is the fact that none of it is funny – none. I half smiled twice at the rapid mouth action of Blue but that was forced on my side. P is an awful actor – I saw him mugging in Dark Angel as well, but here he is worse. He seems to believe that he just needs to swagger and mumble to look cool and he is sadly mistaken. He just looks like a stereotype which I suppose he is – everything about his bling-bling lifestyle is just one big cliché that he brings nothing new to. Johnson is a little better because he makes fun of himself more than P does but even this is lazy swearing and mugging stuff. The rest of the cast is made up of `big-booty’ type actresses who are sexy but no more than that and are just like you’d see on Jerry Springer – really lazy stuff guys.Overall if you want a lazy, clichéd film that is full or stereotypes, swearing and cheap jokes but lacking a single laugh then this is the film for you. I think anyone who thinks they have seen a lame comedy should watch this film just to see how bad a bad comedy really is.

  • karpov-spiridon-valerianovich
    karpov spiridon valerianovich

    I’ve seen more than my share of bad movies. I’ve seen my share, your share, probably your dad’s share too. And the lady who delivers your mail Monday through Friday, the one who sometimes waves to you when you’re out waiting for your dog to take a shizer, I’ve definitely seen her share. I went to see Master P’s “I Got The Hook Up” in 1998 after reading a review in the arts section of the local newspaper, a review not unlike the negative ones here on IMDb. It declared “Hook Up” to be the absolute worst film the critic had ever seen, and set about quoting some of the supposedly awful lines from the movie. It was upon reading these quotes that I decided I had to go see this flick immediately. If you laughed at “Friday”, there’s absolutely no reason you won’t laugh at “I Got The Hook Up”. It’s cut from the same cloth and features a few of the same key cast members as well. The cinematography and overall look of the film are surprisingly impressive as well (the production value is actually better than “Friday”). But the greatest part of this film is the dialog and characters. At times, it almost feels like they cast hilarious people and just let them say whatever they wanted. The fact IMDb didn’t have ANY “memorable quotes” listed for this movie tells me it is truly under-appreciated. I added several of my favorite lines in hopes that some of you guys might laugh and check out this film.

  • kathryn-bishop
    kathryn bishop

    It’s obvious as to what inspired Master P to make this “cinematic gem.” John Witherspoon, A. J. Johnson, Tiny Lester, and several other of the actors in Hook Up were all playing their same respective roles from Friday – Ice Cube’s day-in-the-life ghetto comedy.I wish there was an original idea in this movie, but there isn’t. One would think that with the collaborative effort NO LIMIT uses to write and direct their movies they would produce at least one film with substantial length or original content. Sadly, this movie falls short on both stipulations.I hope Master P and the NO LIMIT crew had fun making this horrible movie because audience members won’t have fun watching it.

  • prof-margrethe-thorsen
    prof margrethe thorsen

    Let’s face it. Master P is the worst actor in the history of performance. You will never see anything as bad as his stunningly horrific attempts at acting. His awful pick up lines couldn’t pick up dog crap, let alone a woman. I got the Hook Up as a film itself is very weak. It tries to be another Friday but fails miserably. The Plot is a joke, and by the time you finish the film, you forget what the film was all about. But Master P has manage to include a few flashes of brilliance. The First being Tiny Lister Jr, who’s hilarious expressions and comments, not to mention being a cock eyed motherf***r are sheer comic genius. Then there’s the Acting Performance of the millennium by a retard with a disabled sticker on his bike. Worth watching just for his tour de force of a performance. Should have recieved an academy award nomination in my opinion.

  • maree-smith-parker
    maree smith parker

    This is definitely one of those movies just to watch to see how bad it is. I’m not too sure if you’ll be laughing at it, or laughing with it, but the scenarios are ridiculous (including retarded gangsters trying to ride their bicycles and talk on the cellphone at the same time), the acting is pretty horrible (although Master P’s vocabulary primarily consists of Uuuuuuuuugh anyway), and there’s gratuitous shots of just about anything that doesn’t help the continuity of the movie. Next to “Dolemite II: The Human Tornado”, this is probably the funniest movie that its only humor is derived from the horribleness of the movie.

  • ivona-diaconu
    ivona diaconu

    This movie is stupid, the plot is basically meaningless, and there is no real drama. And it’s a good thing, because this is a comedy. Anthony Johnson(a.k.a. Blue & Ezel from Friday) is hilarious. Whether intended to be funny or not, parts of this movie are not only incredibly humorous, but astounding. If you ask me, a movie with Anthony Johnson and “Tiny” Lester cannot be bad.