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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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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

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23 February 1989 (West Germany)  »

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I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka  »

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$13,030,057 (USA)
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Fred Williamson was offered a part in the film, but was against parodying the screen persona he created during his career of the cool hero. See more »

Goofs

In the "you can never have enough" scene when the guys are getting armed to go rescue Cheryl, when Hammer picks up the 2 shotguns his jacket disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Willie: I heard you screamin' from all the way over there, and...
Leonard: I wasn't screamin', all right?
Willie: But I heard you...
Leonard: I wasn't screamin'! I was whistling!
Willie: You was whistling "Willie, help get this bitch off of me"?
Leonard: Yeah!
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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 »

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References Soul Train (1971) See more »

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Magic Man
Written by L. Chiate, R. Winters, R. Dewey & J. Georgantones
Produced by Jerry Knight & Aaron Zigman (as Aaron Zigmon)
Performed by Jennifer Holliday (as Jennifer Holiday)
Courtesy of Arista Records
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A hilarious parody of the seventies "black" exploitation cinema.
18 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) was Keenan Ivory Wayans directorial debut. He also wrote and stars in this production. Keenan stars as Jack Spade an ex-veteran who returns home after a stint in the army. The death of his younger brother June-Bug Spade and the vicious "assault" on his mother by two local thugs (Damon Wayans and Kardeem Hardison) causes Jack to wage war on the criminal elements in his neighborhood. But he's going to need help toppling the evil Mister Big (John Vernon). So he enlists the help of the former local crime fighter Slade (Bernie Casey) and his co-horts Hammer, Slammer and Kung-Fu Joe (Jim Brown, Issac Hayes and Steven James). Will these vigilantes be enough to end the crime spree of Mister Big?

A flat out funny film from Keenan Ivory Wayans. Not only did this film jump start all of these older actors careers, but it was popular enough to warrant a series pilot (a t.v. remake of this film called Slade, Hammer and Slammer) and it helped the Wayans create another show for Fox called In Living Color. The rest is history.

Highly recommended.


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