Shottas (2006)

Shottas
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Crime
Keywords gangster
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Adan Doench Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Dan Rogers Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Cess Silvera Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Fabien Pruvot Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Lyndale Pettus Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Dan Rogers Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Elias Kaperonis Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Wyclef Jean Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Gershon Hinkson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cliff Charles Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Wyclef Jean Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Fabian Puevot Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Lennox Lewis Actor n/a 1 1000005
Spragga Benz Actor n/a 1 1000004
Paul Campbell Actor Wayne 1 1000003
Wyclef Jean Actor n/a 1 1000002
Louie Rankin Actor n/a 1 1000006
Cess Silvera Director n/a 2 2000001
Cess Silvera Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jennifer Farrell Producer n/a 3 3000002
Randall Emmett Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ky-Mani Marley Actor Biggs 1 1000001
Synopsis
Kingston, Jamaica is a breeding ground for great music, great food, great style and great shottas--young, homegrown Jamaican gangsters. Biggs and Wayne grew up together on the tough and dangerous streets of Kingston. Hoping for a better life, with limited possibilities on the horizon, they rob a soda truck and manage to grab enough money to purchase visas to take them to a better life in the United States. Their dream doesn't go as planned. After hustling in the drug world of Miami gets them into trouble, the young men are deported--sent back to Jamaica with empty pockets and dashed hopes. But shottas can always find a way. Back home, with the complicity of local politicians and the export money from local businesses, they start building their way back to the lifestyle they had made for themselves in Miami. All goes well until the crime rate surges as rivals in Kingston's underworld resent their new homegrown success. The heat is on to put an end to the cycle of crime and violence, and a local politician, in exchange for his life, arranges to buy visas back to the States so Biggs and his crew can re-establish themselves in Miami. The growing body count from warfare instigated by their powerful return to the Miami scene carries a heavy burden, a burden that only a shottas can bear.
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