The monkey hustle

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2004
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - African American DVD Monkey
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - African American
Call Number  DVD Monkey
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD MON
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD MON
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. ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Soul cinema.
Subjects Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Protest movements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :MGM Home Entertainment,2004
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Monkey hu$tle
Contributors Johnson, Charles (Charles Eric), screenwriter.
Hawkins, Odie, screenwriter.
Marks, Arthur, producer, director.
Kotto, Yaphet, 1939- actor.
Moore, Rudy Ray, 1927-2008, actor.
Cash, Rosalind, actor.
Calloway, Kirk, 1960- actor.
Conrad, Jack, composer.
Orion Pictures, production company.
American International Pictures (Firm), production company.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Yaphet Kotto, Rudy Ray Moore, Rosalind Cash, Kirk Calloway.
Other Contributors Cinematographer, Jack L. Richards ; editor, Art Seid ; music, Jack Conrad.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Language English
In English; with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.
Also issued as part of a double feature 2-DVD set with Sheba, baby.
Special feature: Theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Description 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792859189
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