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A 2000 comedy-action film and parody of 70s cop movies and exploitation flicks, ''Big Money Hustlas'' was written by, produced by, and starred the Music/InsaneClownPosse. To fans of the group, the movie is a hilarious cult classic. To detractors, the movie is, well...you can probably guess what detractors think.

Set in New York, the movie stars Violent J (real name Joe Bruce) as Big Baby Sweets, a ruthless crime lord who has bought out the entire police force and rules the city with an iron fist, and his ICP partner Shaggy 2 Dope (real name Joey Utsler) as Sugar Bear[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]], a streetwise loose cannon cop from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco who speaks in rhyme and arrives in town intent on bringing Sweets to justice. The duo wear their trademark clown makeup throughout the entirety of the film, a fact which is never commented on by anyone.

To call the film campy would be like calling the surface of the sun a teeny bit warm. Written by Bruce in only a month, fueled by a less than shoestring budget, and plagued by conflict with the crew, who both hated the film and objected to their pay scale, the flick powers through its various shortcomings fueled mostly by the ballsy irreverence of its humor and the gloriously hammy performances of its cast.

In addition to Bruce and Utsler, the movie boasts a bizarre (but cool) menagerie of pop culture figures, including John Brennan of ''Jerky Boys'' fame, Rudy Ray Moore reprising his performance as [[Film/{{Dolemite}} "The Human Tornado" [=Dolemite=]]], Fred Berry aka [[Series/WhatsHappening Rerun]], porn star Kayla Kleevage, professional wrestler Mick Foley, and comedian Harland Williams. Fellow Creator/PsychopathicRecords recording artists Music/{{Myzery}}, Music/{{Jumpsteady}}, and Music/{{Twiztid}} also appear, as do famed punk rock group Music/TheMisfits.

The movie is a cult classic amongst ICP fans, who love it for its ridiculous humor and shameless camp value. Few of the rap group's many detractors bother to watch the film, and those few who do are less likely to appreciate it. A western themed follow-up titled ''Film/BigMoneyRustlas'' was released in 2010.

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!!This movie uses the following tropes:

* AchillesInHisTent[=/=]HeroicBSOD: Sugar Bear[[note]][[RunningGag Dah dah dah dah DUN!]][[/note]] loses faith in himself after [[spoiler: the Magic Ninjas kill Missy]] and resigns from police work. In fact, he's so depressed he can't even rhyme anymore!
* AffectionateParody: Of 70s cop films and exploitation flicks.
* AsHimself: Many of the actors are playing thinly veiled versions of themselves or their well known public personas, but there are also some notable aversions.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Say what you want about Shaggy 2 Dope, but he rocks that fucking pimp suit like nobody's business! In fact, Violent J looks stylish in his bright red business suit as well.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]]: Sugar Bear[[note]][[RuleOfThree Dah dah dah dah DUN!]][[/note]]! Big Baby Sweets! Hack Benjamin! Film/{{Dolemite}}!
* BreakTheFourthWall: Frequent.
* ButtMonkey: Officer Cox.
* CaptainErsatz: Pro wrestler Wrestling/MickFoley appears as a [[strike: thinly]] not at all veiled parody of his wrestling persona Cactus Jack.
* CatchPhrase: "Don't mess with my mothafuckin' moooooooooney!"
* ChekhovsGun: Which in this case can be found in [[spoiler: an old lady's purse.]]
* ChewingTheScenery: Perhaps the reason the movie ran over budget was due to the constant need to replace what must have been dozens of completely devoured sets.
* ClusterFBomb: Every five minutes or so.
* ComedicSociopathy.
* CounterfeitCash: One of Sweets' underlings tries to pass this off on him.
* CowboyCop: Sugar Bear[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]].
* CreativeClosingCredits: Play over a comedy gunfight.
* DaChief: Played by ''Jerky Boys'' star John Brennan.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster.
* TheDon: Big Baby Sweets.
* TheDragon: Hack Benjamin.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Averted.
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: Not just {{ninja}}s, son, ''magic'' ninjas!
* TheFaceless: Hack Benjamin never takes off his gasmask. As with almost all public appearances, Violent J and Shaggs 2 Dope have their features obscured behind their signature facepaint.
* FanService: Lampshaded. "See how I hooked you up there? I didn't have to do that. Our movie is the shit!"
* FanDisservice: Pretty much every scene with Sindee Williams.
* TheFunInFuneral: See CreativeClosingCredits.
* GadgeteerGenius: Dr. Dinglenuts.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Sugar Bear's[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]] trademark cigarillos.
* HamToHamCombat: Every. Single. Scene.
* HowWeGotHere: The whole film is actually [[spoiler:a flashback of Sugar Bear's[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]], who is attending the funeral of Officer Cox.]]
* IAmNotSpock: Moore and Foley were cast specifically to reprise their well-known fictional personas.
* IncomingHam: "The name...is Sugar Bear![[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]]"
* {{Juggalo}}: The audience for it, and, ICP's "Hatchetman" mascot appears over the [[WritingAroundTrademarks "Donut Hut"]] restaurant logo.
* LargeHam: Basically...everyone.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Big Baby Sweets eventually gets so fed up with Sugar Bear's trademark musical sting[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]] that he kills the offending sound mixer (played by Mike E. Clark, the producer of much of ICP's discography and composer of this film's soundtrack).
* LovableCoward: Officer Harry Cox, the only clean cop on the force besides Sugar Bear... [[spoiler:or is he?]]
* MoneyDearBoy: Wrestling/MickFoley mentioned in one of his books that he appeared in the movie partially as a favor to ICP, but mostly so he could get a SAG card and access to their excellent health insurance.
* UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: Or UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. It's all the same here really.
** This is lampshaded at one point via a VerbalBackspace from Big Baby Sweets.
* NoBudget: At all. Halfway through the filming Violent J actually had to pay a hundred grand out of his own pocket to keep the production going.
* TheParody
* PunnyName: Harry Cox, Doctor Dinglenuts, Little Poot, Big Stank. Hey, we didn't say they were good puns.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The movie's troublesome shoot and budget problems bled over into the film itself. Fred Berry's role was reduced to a cameo because the production couldn't afford to pay him for multiple days of shooting.
* RefugeInAudacity: This movie lives and dies by this trope. It goes so far over the line so fast that the line might be only a distant dot in its rearview mirror.
* TheReveal: Big Baby Sweets' makeup is rubbed off, revealing that all along he was actually [[spoiler: Officer Cox!]] If you feel the need to point out that that doesn't at all make sense, you are CompletelyMissingThePoint.
* RhymesOnADime: Sugar Bear[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]]. Every single spoken line except his narration and a brief period when he's so depressed he speaks prose.
* TheSeventies
* ShoutOut: Constant. Berry is directly referred to as "Rerun" and does his trademark dance. Mick Foley performs various mocking versions of his wrestling catch phrases.
* StartsWithTheirFuneral: See HowWeGotHere.
* {{Sting}}: Any mention of Sugar Bear's name is followed by his trademark musical fanfare[[note]]Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]].
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Missy. Actual fridge not used, probably because none with the requisite volume exists.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Big Stank and Lil Poot.
* TitleDrop: "Sweets was nothing but a big money hustla!"
* TrainingFromHell: What do you expect when your coach is mothafuckin' Dolemite?
* TheVoiceless: Hack Benjamin.
* WorldOfHam: Believe it or not, Violent J might be the ''least'' over the top performer in this film!
* WretchedHive: The city is so corrupt that prior to Sugar Bear's[[note]][[OverlyLongGag Dah dah dah dah DUN![[/note]]]] arrival there's only one cop on the entire force who isn't on the take.
** While said police officer is... otherwise occupied, it manages to somehow get ''worse'', culminating in Hack Benjamin leveling a building with a rocket launcher.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Most of Big Baby Sweets' underlings meet this fate.
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'''''Dedicated to the Butterfly'''''