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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

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Cast

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Flyguy
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Ma Bell
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Cheryl
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Mr. Big
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Lt. Baker
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Bruno
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Knuckles
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Farrell
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Storyline

Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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It's tough to be a black hero.

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

23 February 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,030,057 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Murphy came up with the original idea and the title for the film during a conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Wayans asked Murphy's permission to use the idea. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are getting armed to go rescue Cheryl, Hammer's jacket disappears and reappears when he picks up the 2 shotguns. See more »

Quotes

Slammer: What makes you think you can be a Black hero?
Jack Spade: I'm an ex-football player.
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Crazy Credits

Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) crawls up to a cop at the scene of the film's final confrontation: "Slade. I must find Slade." [rips off his shirt] "Kung Fu Joe is here!" Cop: "Sorry buddy. They've already gone." [walks away] Kung Fu Joe: [calls after him] "Yo brother, do you got a bandaid?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Date Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

If Ever a Love There Was
Written by Pamela Phillips Oland & Todd Cerney
Produced by Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman (as Aaron Zigmon)
Performed by The Four Tops & Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Arista Records
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this one will split your sides!
24 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are no words to describe just how amazing this film is. It salutes respectfully the blaxploitation era and the actors, with a clever hint of satire ( whereby the baddie is a White rich man, keeping black people down..) but most importantly it has the best jokes I have ever seen - just remembering Issac Hayes putting all those guns in his pockets then tripping and being shot to death by ALL his own guns, brings a tear to my eye. Fantastic.

Please go see this film, I just happened to perchance the film, with my Mum and brother late one night on TV, and I really wanna buy it, but I don't know where it would still sell.If anyone does know please post it in the comments.

Cheers


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