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Shottas (2002)

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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ky-Mani Marley Ky-Mani Marley ... Biggs (as Kymani Marley)
Spragga Benz Spragga Benz ... Wayne
Louie Rankin Louie Rankin ... Teddy Bruck Shut
Paul Campbell ... Mad Max
Wyclef Jean ... Richie
J.R. Silvera J.R. Silvera ... Young Biggs
Carlton Grant Jr. Carlton Grant Jr. ... Young Wayne
Munair Zacca Munair Zacca ... Mr. Anderson
Claudette Pious Claudette Pious ... Auntie Pauline
Isiah Laing Isiah Laing ... Detective Laing
Beast Beast ... Teddy Bruck Shut's Hitman
Jabba ... Dangles (as Jabba Mitchell)
Screechie Bop Screechie Bop ... Gussy
San San San San ... Raquel
Andrew 'Flipper' Davis Andrew 'Flipper' Davis ... John John
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This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

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Taglines:

Friendship, loyalty & greed.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality/nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Jamaica

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conexão Jamaica See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, Jamaica See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spragga Benz's son, Carlton "Carlisle" Grant Jr., played the young Wayne character. See more »

Goofs

In the first part of the movie set in 1978, the D&G (soda) truck displayed a green square registration decal and also a CC (commercial) registration tag which were not in use in 1978. See more »

Crazy Credits

Very Special Thanks - All Bootleggers Worldwide ("Shottas" official PR Firm) NEVER AGAIN THOUGH! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shottas for Life (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The March
Performed by Ky-Mani Marley (as Kymani Marley)
Written by Ky-Mani Marley (as Kymani Marley)
Courtesy of Warrior Productions
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Low Budget, but the movie is clearly above the Hollywood waste.
22 April 2007 | by euforySee all my reviews

I read that the movie is very bad. I don't agree. Some scenes are filmed like soap-opera but in general the movie avoids all the clichés from the Hollywood films. I recently saw Miami Vice from Michael Mann and I hated it. For Hollywood there are only good guys and bad guys. Just that, nothing in between. Instead in Shottas shows you exactly how gangsters are created. Created by imitation. Dreaming of a nice life that will never come. Music score is very good and Marley is good even he is not a real pro-actor. Some of the gangsters look like if they were taken from the real shanty-towns of Kingston. That is good. Shows authenticity.


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