The Monkey Hustle

Overview

An inner-city Chicago community comes together to save their neighborhood from destruction in this '70s era blaxploitation-comedy. The construction of a proposed expressway would tear up their urban home, so a massive block party is planned to protest the action. Meanwhile, fast-talking scam artist Daddy Foxx Yaphet Kotto has taken a group of unemployed young men under his wing and is teaching them the tricks of his trade. Foxx's best pupil is 14-year-old Baby D Kirk Calloway, much to the chagrin of his older ...
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Overview

An inner-city Chicago community comes together to save their neighborhood from destruction in this '70s era blaxploitation-comedy. The construction of a proposed expressway would tear up their urban home, so a massive block party is planned to protest the action. Meanwhile, fast-talking scam artist Daddy Foxx Yaphet Kotto has taken a group of unemployed young men under his wing and is teaching them the tricks of his trade. Foxx's best pupil is 14-year-old Baby D Kirk Calloway, much to the chagrin of his older brother, Win Randy Brooks, a drummer who can't land a decent gig. After Win's drum kit and apartment get trashed, he finds no recourse but to join up with Foxx himself, so the gang proceeds to pull various cons on other local crooks. This annoys fellow street hustler Goldie Rudy Ray Moore, but ultimately everyone has to put their differences aside and cooperate to make sure that their neighborhood isn't demolished by the city's bulldozers. It takes a lot of funky music, cream pies in the face, and petty theft, but together they stand their ground.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2004
  • UPC: 883904128991
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yaphet Kotto Daddy Foxx
Rudy Ray Moore Goldie
Rosalind Cash Mama
Randy Brooks Win
Debbi Morgan Vi
Thomas Carter Player
Donn Harper Tiny
Lynn Caridine Jan-Jan
Patricia McCaskill Shirl
Lynn Harris Sweet Potato
Fuddly Bagley Mr. Molet
Frank G. Rice Black Night
Carl Crudup Joe
Duchyll Smith Beatrice
Kirk Calloway Baby D
Steven Williams Win's Manager
Technical Credits
Arthur Marks Director, Producer
Jack Conrad Score Composer
Charles Johnson Screenwriter
Jack L. Richards Cinematographer
Art Seid Editor
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