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Big Money Hustlas

Post  Juggaloco420 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:27 am

Big Money Hustlas is a 2000 comedy film directed by John Cafiero as his feature film debut. The film, an homage to exploitation films of the 1970s, focuses on a streetwise San Francisco detective who tries to take down a New York City crime lord. It stars Insane Clown Posse's Joseph "Violent J" Bruce and Joseph "Shaggy 2 Dope" Utsler, and Twiztid's Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, and features appearances by Harland Williams, John G. Brennan, Rudy Ray Moore, Mick Foley and The Misfits. Released direct-to-video, the film debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart, and was later certified platinum by the RIAA. A Western genre follow-up, Big Money Rustlas, was released direct-to-video on August 17, 2010.

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Sugar Bear (Shaggy 2 Dope), a streetwise detective from San Francisco, is brought to New York City by its chief of police (John G. Brennan) to take down Big Baby Sweets (Violent J), a notorious crime lord who controls the entirety of the city's criminal underworld. With the help of Officer Harry Cox (Harland Williams), a wildly inept patrolman, as well as some timely assistance by Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore),
The plot
Sugar Bear sets off to bring down Sweets' evil empire. This task is made difficult by Sweets' entourage: his ineffectual right-hand men Big Stank (Jamie Madrox) and Lil' Poot (Monoxide Child), his personal security ninja Hack Benjamin (Robert Bruce), a pair of stealthy Magic Ninjas, and Cactus Sac (Mick Foley)
Cast Members
Violent J — Big Baby Sweets / Ape Boy
Shaggy 2 Dope — Sugar Bear
Harland Williams — Officer Harry Cox
John G. Brennan — The Chief
Rudy Ray Moore — Dolemite
Jamie Madrox — Big Stank
Monoxide Child — Lil' Poot
Myzery — Green Willie
Kayla Kleevage — Phat Tittie Kittie
Sindee Williams — Missy
Bob Greenberg — Magic Ninja 1
Lee Willet — Magic Ninja 2
Stefan Kudek — Dr. Dinglenut
Mick Foley — Cactus Sac
Jumpsteady - Hack Benjamin

Production
Big Money Hustlas was inspired by the video Big Ballers.[1] Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid had seen the movie and loved the video's low-budget comedy style. Using the ideas that he, Joseph Utsler, James Spaniolo, and Paul Methric created, Joseph Bruce wrote the entire script himself in one month.[1] Island Records gave him $250,000 to produce the film.[1]

Big Money Hustlas was shot in New York.[1] Most of the stage crew disliked the movie and the cast. They went on strike twice, while only a few crew members continued to work.[1] The movie was shot in two months, but went way over budget.[1] Halfway through the movie, Bruce had to pay $100,000 of his own money to continue filming.[1] Island never paid the crew for the last two weeks of work due to the film going so far over budget.[1]

The movie features many friends of Insane Clown Posse. Mick Foley was brought in as his "Cactus Sac" persona that the duo has used in their Strangle-Mania videos. Robert Bruce, Joseph Bruce's brother, also appears in the movie in multiple personas which include The Preacher, Hack Benjamin, and an officer. Harland Williams appeared at the request of Joseph Bruce, who was grateful and impressed that Williams, who had appeared in major studio productions such as Half Baked and There's Something About Mary, would be willing to appear in a low-budget independent film like Big Money Hustlas.[1]

Sound track
The film's music was written by Psychopathic Records producer Mike E. Clark. A soundtrack album was released in 2001, and featured new music from the film, in addition to previously released tracks by Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid, and the theme to the 1976 film The Human Tornado, performed by Rudy Ray Moore.

# Title Time Performer(s)
1 "Intro" 0:33 Mike E. Clark
2 "Big $" 3:55 Mike E. Clark
3 "Sugar Bear" 3:16 Mike E. Clark
4 "Fuck the World" 4:03 Insane Clown Posse
5 "Cotton Candy" 4:36 Insane Clown Posse
6 "Bury Me Alive" 4:17 Twiztid
7 "Bring It On" 3:55 Insane Clown Posse
8 "Ninjas" 4:58 Insane Clown Posse
9 "Bitches" 3:27 Insane Clown Posse
Ol' Dirty Bastard
10 "Rock the Dead" 5:14 Twiztid
11 "Spin the Bottle" 4:41 Insane Clown Posse
Twiztid
12 "The Human Tornado" 2:23 Rudy Ray Moore

Its impact
Big Money Hustlas debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart.[2] On January 23, 2009, the film achieved platinum certification.[3] A follow up, entitled Big Money Rustlas, began filming in mid-January 2009[4] and concluded on February 24, 2009.[5] Based in the Western genre,[4][5] Big Money Rustlas was released on DVD on August 17, 2010.[4] A theatrical tour to screen the film around the country is currently planned.

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