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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  23 February 1989 (West Germany)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Ma Bell
Mr. Big
Lt. Baker
George James ...
Marc Figueroa ...
Robert Colbert ...


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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Release Date:

23 February 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$13,030,057 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Slammer (Jim Brown) asks Jack Spade (Keenen Ivory Wayans), "What makes you think you can be a black hero?", Spade responds by saying, "I'm an ex-football player," and Slammer backs off. Brown played football for the Cleveland Browns from 1957-1965 and is in the NFL Hall of Fame. 'Bernie Casey' was also a professional football player before becoming an actor, as was 'Fred Williamson', another movie hero. See more »


When Jack Spade is in the revolutionary office, the 'bean soda' label is facing toward Jake when he puts it on the table, but its facing the revolutionary person when the cameras on Jack. See more »


Jack Spade: [looks at musicians] Who are these guys?
John Spade: They're my theme music. Every hero's got to have some.
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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 »


References The Pawnshop (1916) See more »


Theme from Shaft
Written, Performed & Produced by Isaac Hayes
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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Silly but fun
3 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spoof on the blaxplotation films of the 1970s. Starts right off in "Any Ghetto U.S.A." where a young black man has died of O.G. (overabundance of gold chains). His brother Jack (Keenan Ivory Wayans) comes home from the army to find the people who "hooked his brother on gold". With a couple of older black men (all from the 1970s films) they decide to clean up the town.

Now it sounds pretty stupid--but it actually works. There are some real bad jokes but the good ones outnumber those vastly. The whole cast plays it straight with plenty of small roles or cameos from veteran 1970s actors. You don't have to know the old films to enjoy this but it does help a few times. It's really good to see Antonio Fargas back in a film making fun of his 1970s image. John Vernoon (Dean Wormer from "Animal House") is also lots of fun as Mr. Big. And Ja'net DuBois is hysterical as Jack's overprotective mother. And--since this is directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans--most of his family shows up in small roles. Sure it's silly and stupid but also very funny. Turn off your brain and enjoy! By far the best thing the Wayans have ever done.

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