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The Hustle (2008)

  • Rate: 4.1/10 total 87 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 6 July 2011 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Sacramento, California, USA
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The Hustle (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Hustle (2008)
  • Rate: 4.1/10 total 87 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 6 July 2011 (USA)
  • Filming Location: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Director: Deon Taylor
  • Stars: Charles Q. Murphy, Al Shearer and David Alan Grier

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Sarah Connolly  written by
  • Diana Erwin  writer
  • Deon Taylor  writer
  • Candice Jean Walker  written by

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    Plot: Disenchanted pest sprayer and single dad Freddie Manning is always trying to hustle a tiny bit more… See more »  »

    Story: Disenchanted pest sprayer and single dad Freddie Manning is always trying to hustle a tiny bit more from his disappointing life when he suffers a series of setbacks that puts him in the unlikely position of his biggest hustle yet. It all starts when he falls upon a large sum of mob money, which Freddie and his cynical, naysaying best friend, Junior, lose in a crazy chase through the city. Freddie and Junior are left owing Asian crime boss Toshiba Ohara and his spicy daughter, Han, $10,000 ~ in seven days! The pair don't know what to do until they're mistaken for the Replacement Ministers expected at a struggling, run-down Baptist church during a pest call. They trade their Bug World outfits for minister robes and soon are inspiring the tiny but enthusiastic church into a fevered fundraising campaign. Freddie knows nothing about preaching, but his hilarious, straight-from-the-heart…Written by Anonymous  


    Synopsis: Pest exterminators Freddie and Junior keep stumbling into trouble on the job fighting rich ladies, roaches, grumpy pawn shop owners and meter maids when suddenly theyre in way over their heads, owing an Asian Karate World mobster $10,000!

    Impossible! Their pest company pay never will cover that kind of debt. And here Freddie was trying to get his life back in order to give his 8-year-old daughter the life she deserves.

    Their bad luck seems to turn the next day Freddie and Junior are mistaken as Replacement Ministers at a dying church with an ailing minister. Thats when Freddie gets the big idea. If a glitzy evangelist on TV can rake in big money using religion, maybe this is their ticket to pulling in quick cash fast. All they have to do is win over a smart bronze beauty, heal a homeless man, save a dog, fool an uppity assistant pastor no one likes and get the whole church feelin the spirit.

    But can they pull it off?

    This sexy, funny comedy of love, laughter and inspiration proves that when you go to this church anything can happen.


    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Roxanne Avent known as executive producer
    • Shari Cole known as executive producer
    • Sarah Connolly known as executive producer
    • Skip Davis known as associate producer
    • Ron Gell known as co-producer
    • Steak House known as co-producer
    • Steak House known as line producer
    • Kyle Dean Jackson known as executive producer
    • Tony 'Timber' Moore known as co-producer
    • Dominic Ottersbach known as associate producer
    • Alan Pao known as post-production producer
    • Todd Slater known as executive producer
    • Robert Smith known as executive producer
    • Deon Taylor known as producer
    • Amberr Washington known as producer
    • Lisa Diane Washington known as associate producer
    • Peter Wise known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Charles Q. Murphy known as Junior Walker
    • Al Shearer known as Freddy Manning
    • David Alan Grier known as Rev. Isaac Montgomery Paid
    • Tamala Jones known as Nikki
    • Tommy 'Tiny' Lister known as Dog Thief
    • Kym Whitley known as Miss Tanya
    • Bai Ling known as Han
    • John Witherspoon known as Mr. Wikes
    • Tony Cox known as Biggman
    • Brigitte Nielsen known as Rich lady
    • Michael J. Pagan known as Dee aka Dwayne
    • David Faustino known as Derrick
    • Darrin Dewitt Henson known as Brother Efrom
    • Luenell known as Metermaid
    • Ellia English known as Mama
    • Armelia McQueen known as Louise
    • Zoe Smith known as Zoey
    • Roxanne Reese known as Dolores
    • Clent Bowers known as Pastor Hacker
    • Jeris Poindexter known as Benny
    • Charlie Holliday known as Sam
    • Shandra Dixon known as Jalessa
    • Mildred Dumas known as Thelma
    • Adam Busch known as Sandwich Man
    • Katelyn Moorhouse known as Girl Scout #1
    • Leslie Goodman known as Parishioner
    • Valeria Taylor known as Delia
    • David Fine known as Homeless Cart Man
    • Kayla Sanchez known as Macy
    • Aki Aleong known as Asian Clerk
    • Dennis Shanahan known as Reporter
    • Johann Tate known as Key-Flo
    • Phil Austin known as Officer Barnum
    • Freez Luv known as Ali Baba
    • Koji Kataoka known as Mr. Ohara
    • Ericka Harden known as Fight Girl #1
    • Niki McElroy known as Fight Girl #2
    • Donald Fullilove known as Hose Man
    • Betty A. Bridges known as Evelyn
    • Anthony Williams II known as Frank
    • Kimberly Shay Jones known as Delia's Waitress Stacy
    • Jonathan J.T. Jackson known as Sonny
    • Shaun Grady known as Sean
    • Lisa Tucker known as Keisha
    • Richard Kwong known as Asian Thug #2
    • Big Spence known as Disgusted Church Member
    • Matt Thompson known as Paramedic
    • Ray Crockett known as Deacon Jackson
    • Naeem Alvi known as Extra
    • Matt Barnick known as Paramedic #3
    • Roza Calderon known as Teenage Mom
    • Michael Chen known as Karate Class Leader
    • Ronald Ford known as Simon
    • J.T. Jackson known as Sonny
    • Timothy H. James known as Mail delivery man
    • Michael Rhys Kan known as Asian Thug #1
    • Rashad Lyons known as Edgar
    • Christina Marie known as Parishioner
    • Richard Moorhouse known as Paramedic
    • John Norris known as Clyde
    • Mike Smith known as Ninja
    • Kelly Symone known as Primary Church Member (as Kelly Stringfellow)
    • Trevon-Toney Walker known as Gary
    • Sheila Ellis known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Jessica Bondi known as makeup assistant
    • Karicean Karen Dick known as key hair stylist
    • Jay Mateen Sabir known as barber
    • Melissa Smith known as assistant makeup artist
    • Rachel Whitehurst known as key makeup artist
    • Desmond Dez Wooden known as assistant hair artist

    Art Department:

    • Stewart Allen known as set dresser
    • Stewart D. Allen known as set dresser (as Stewart Allen)
    • Kris Boxell known as buyer
    • Carlos Carmona known as set dresser
    • Samuel Carmona known as set dresser
    • Aimee C. Carr known as art department coordinator
    • Bob Henningsen known as set dresser
    • Patrick Ludden known as property master
    • Doni McMillan known as lead man
    • Annie Mueller known as assistant property master
    • Sandy Schweiger known as art department intern
    • Sandy Schweiger known as art intern
    • Peter Van Dyke known as set dresser
    • Peter A. VanDyke known as on-set dresser
    • Mark Warren known as set dresser
    • Mark Warren known as set dresser
    • Michael Westerman known as buyer




    Production Companies:

    • Deon Taylor Enterprises

    Other Companies:

    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
    • IndieClear  script clearance
    • Pivotal Post  Avid Editing Equipment Provided By
    • Sonic Magic  sound post-production
    • Steakhaus Productions  production services
    • Tunnel Post  digital intermediate


    • New Films International (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Screen Media Ventures



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:

    • Damian Drago known as digital compositor
    • Cafe Noir known as digital animator/compositor

    Release Date:

    • USA 5 April 2008 (Sacramento Film Festival)
    • USA 6 July 2011

    MPAA: Rated R for language



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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