The Monkey Hustle 1976

Yaphet Kotto as Daddy Foxx
Yaphet Kotto as Daddy Foxx

The Monkey Hustle (also written as The Monkey Hu$tle) is a 1976 American blaxploitation film written by Odie Hawkins and Charles Eric Johnson. It stars Yaphet Kotto as Chicago con-man and “hustler” Daddy Foxx and Kirk Calloway as his teenage apprentice. Co-stars include Thomas Carter, Donn C. Harper, Rudy Ray Moore, and Rosalind Cash.

The film taglines in advertising were: “Meet Daddy Fox, Baby D. and Goldie. They gonna do the Monkey Hustle!” “It ain’t legal an it sure ain’t safe…but it do seem worthwhile!”

 

Cast:

Yaphet Kotto                                …        Daddy Foxx

Kirk Calloway                                  …        Baby ‘D

Thomas Carter                                …        Player

Donn C. Harper                              …        Tiny (as Donn Harper)

Lynn Caridine                                 …        Jan-Jan

Patricia McCaskill                          …        Shirl

Lynn Harris                                     …        Sweet Potatoe

Rudy Ray Moore                             …        Goldie

Rosalind Cash                                  …        Mama

Randy Brooks                                   …        Win

Debbi Morgan                                  …        Vi

Fuddle Bagley                                  …        Mr. Molet

Frank Rice                                        …        The Black Knight

Carl W. Crudup                               …        Joe (as Carl Crudup)

Duchyll Martin Smith                    …        Beatrice (as Duchyll Smith)

Steven Williams                              …        The Manager (as Steve Williams)

Frank Barrett                                   …        Leon

Ralph Johnson                                …        Cobra

Dewellie Colbert                             …        Moe

Robin Morgan                                 …        Tanya

Altyrone Brown                              …        Bugger

Nathaniel Reed                               …        Cook (as Nate Reed)

Charles Smith                                 …        Guard #1

George Roby                                   …        Guard #2

Robert Townsend                          …        Musician

Recoe Walker                                  …        Musician

Jeffrey Hazle                                    …        The Queen

Reginald Parker                              …        Doorman

Nate Mallet                                      …        City Man

Clifford Thomas                              …        Alderman

Roberta Williams                            …        Prostitute

Alvin Henry                                     …        Rubbish Man

Philip East                                        …        Thug (uncredited)

Joseph Carter Wilson                    …        Bodyguard (uncredited)

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