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Monday, September 15, 2008

The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)


Slick Chicago street hustler Big Daddy Foxx (Yaphet Kotto) lives comfortably off petty confidence scams that he pulls with the help of loyal teenage acolytes Baby 'D (Kirk Calloway), Tiny (Donn Harper) and Player (Thomas Carter). His business is jeopardized, however, when he runs afoul of neighborhood racketeer Goldie (Rudy Ray Moore). Their rivalry escalates until the threat of a freeway being built through their neighborhood obliges them to cooperate in order to fight city hall.


Anonymous said...

Awesome comedy! Soo long from last time when i watched this gem, Yaphet is the man :) Thanks for giving the chance to watch it again! Fantastic blog, fantastic work, i really appreciate...

Anonymous said...

Link appears broken. Have tried twice - broken both times. Several other films from year worked fine for me. This one - no.

SelfScience said...

Look at the last word in the review

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