Big Money Rustlas is an American Western comedy film directed by Paul Andresen. It is the prequel to Big Money Hustlas. Big Money Rustlas 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 Jason Mewes, Mark Jury and Psychopathic Records artists.
Big Baby Chips (Bruce), a gambling tycoon, runs the downtrodden town of Mudbug through extortion and violence. Sheriff Sugar Wolf (Utsler) arrives in town to confront Big Baby Chips, redeem his family name, and save the town.
- Violent J — Big Baby Chips
- Shaggy 2 Dope — Sugar Wolf
- Jamie Madrox — Dusty Stank
- Monoxide — Raw Poot
- Jason Mewes
- Mark Jury — Dirty Sanchez
- DJ Clay
- 2 Tuff Tony
- Corporal Robinson
- Anybody Killa
- Bonez Dubb
- Daddy X
- Daddy Long Legs
- Awesome Dre
- Vanilla Ice
- Scott Hall
- Scott D'Amore
- Jimmy Hart
- Joe Doering
- Dustin Diamond
- Tom Sizemore
- Todd Bridges
- Jimmie Walker
Joseph Bruce wrote the screenplay for Big Money Rustlas in a two week span while touring in support of Dark Lotus' The Opaque Brotherhood album. Bruce and Joseph Utsler were encouraged to move forward with the production of Big Money Rustlas after starring in the film Death Racers. According to Bruce, "We knew we could do better and we'd have a way bigger budget. And we thought, 'We can pull this off.'" Filming began in mid-January 2009, and concluded on February 24, 2009. The film's budget was $1.5 million.
The film's director, Paul Andresen, had previously worked with Bruce and Utsler on the short film Bowling Balls. Andresen was enthusiastic to work on the film because of previous experiences with Psychopathic Records, and Bruce's sense of humor. Andresen states that the film was influenced by classic Western films and classic Warner Bros. cartoons. Bruce stated that he loved the Man with No Name Trilogy, as well as Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, and that the latter was a strong influence on Big Money Rustlas, due to its comedic anachronisms. Andresen and Bruce wanted the film to place more emphasis on humor than the over-the-top violence that Insane Clown Posse's music is known for.
Paul Methric described the production as being more organized than that of Big Money Hustlas. According to Methric, "The first one was, let's shoot it 45 times, then shoot it another 45 times, where this one the guys knew exactly what we needed, and we got in there and got it."
"We're an independent record company, and we're still learning the ropes as far as motion pictures. We filmed the movie, and rather than just put it out on DVD, we're going to try to do the most with it we can. We're still submitting it to all the movie festivals, the Cannes Film Festival, and all the stuff like that. We're still learning how to get the most out of this movie. So we're hiring people [and] we're working with people [that are] going to really help put this movie out in a big way ... Everybody that made the movie, everybody that's seen it, which is very few people, they say not only can [Big Money Rustlas] hang with [Big Money Hustlas], but it destroys [Big Money Hustlas]."
—Joseph Bruce, on August 5, 2009, on the project's post-production and delay
In an interview for Pro Wrestling Torch's Torch Daily Blitz, Bruce stated that the release of Big Money Rustlas was delayed from its original 2009 release to early 2010 due to extra post-production. He said that the Psychopathic Video department is still trying to learn how to work in the film industry. To better improve the quality of the film, Bruce said that Psychopathic Video has hired people from within the film industry to help with production.
The film's trailer premiered at the 10th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, where it was screened twice. Bruce and Utsler plan to tour theaters around the country to screen the film before its DVD release. Bruce also announced that the film would be sent in to multiple film festivals. The film premiered at The Fillmore Detroit on January 23, 2010. The DVD is scheduled to be released nationally on August 17, 2010. It will be released locally at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, following a screening of the film.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Psychopathic Records and Juggalo Ringmasters The Insane Clown Posse Team with Short Dog, Inc. to produce "BIG MONEY RUSTLAS!"". PR Web. February 11, 2009. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/02/prweb2022194.htm. Retrieved on 23 February 2009.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 ""8/5 TORCH DAILY BLITZ: "The Gathering of the Juggalos" week: Burgan talks to the Insane Clown Posse's Violent J - BloodyMania III, Deadpool, Juggalo movement (40 min.)". Derek Burgan (Interviewer) and Violent J (Interviewee). Torch Daily Blitz (PWTorch). 2009-08-05. http://www.pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/VIP_Exclusive_Features_21/article_34165.shtml.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Insane Clown Posse (Presenters). Gathering 2008 - ICP Seminar. [Videotape]. Event occurs at 6:11. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1696178299931890293&ei=bIeoSKivKYSC4wKzpqQx&q=ICP+Seminar+2008&hl=en. Retrieved on 2008-08-17.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Twiztid (Presenters). Gathering 2009 - Twiztid Seminar. [Videotape]. Cave-In-Rock, Illinois: Break.com. http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/8/gathering-2009-twiztid-seminar-963044.html. Retrieved on 2009-08-14.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Fats Pepper (presenter). (internet news). Weekly Freekly Weekly April 2009. Detroit, Michigan: Psychopathic Records. Event occurs at 14:42. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4QziQf6WyU. Retrieved on 2009-04-12.
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Graham, Adam (January 21, 2010). "Insane Clown Posse rides into town with 'Big Money Rustlas'". The Detroit News. http://www.detnews.com/article/20100121/ENT02/1210310/Insane-Clown-Posse-rides-into-town-with--Big-Money-Rustlas-. Retrieved on 30 January 2010.
- ↑ Twiztid (Presenters). Gathering 2008 - Twiztid Seminar. [Videotape]. Event occurs at 51:10. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8830665716539238145&ei=2IaoSJX_Lori4QKqhfAh&q=Twiztid+Seminar+2008&hl=en. Retrieved on 2008-08-17.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Dominic, Serene (October 29, 2008). "(Not) just a juggalo". Metro Times. http://www.metrotimes.com/music/story.asp?id=13394. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.
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- ↑ Graham, Adam (January 24, 2010). "Fans endure cold for Insane Clown Posse movie premiere at Fillmore". The Detroit News. http://www.detnews.com/article/20100124/ENT02/1240318/Fans-endure-cold-for-Insane-Clown-Posse-movie-premiere-at-Fillmore. Retrieved on 30 January 2010.