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The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | December 1976 (USA)
A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Cast

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Daddy Foxx
Kirk Calloway ...
Baby 'D
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Player
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Tiny (as Donn Harper)
Lynn Caridine ...
Jan-Jan
Patricia McCaskill ...
Shirl
Lynn Harris ...
Sweet Potatoe
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Goldie
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Mama
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Win
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Vi
Fuddle Bagley ...
Mr. Molet
Frank Rice ...
The Black Knight
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Joe (as Carl Crudup)
Duchyll Martin Smith ...
Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)
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A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood, so to protest the residents throw a block party.

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Meet Daddy Fox, Baby D. and Goldie. They gonna do the Monkey Hustle! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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December 1976 (USA)  »

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The Monkey Hustle  »

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In the beginning of the film, when Foxx steals the quart of milk, the carton is closed. While running across the street, the carton of milk is suddenly open when Foxx has not had sufficient time to open it. See more »

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References J.D.'s Revenge (1976) See more »

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about what you would expect
22 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie sucks, lol. I've seen far better blaxploitation, and it's a wonder Rudy Ray Moore even lent his talent to this film, considering how good his own movies are. He must have been hard up or out of work, or doing charity because even he can't save this movie. Yeah the music sucks but that is the least of the problems in this film. It is good for showing 70s Chicago, which seemed a lot less overpopulated back then as the city more so resembles Philadelphia than it does the Chicago we take for granted today. If you're nostalgic for a blaxploitation film that was filmed in Chicago rather than New York or LA this is the movie for you, if not don't waste your time. You can watch it for free on Hulu.com if you're really interested, save your money ...


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