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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peaches (as Jada Pinkett)
Angela (as Salli Richardson)
Corwin Hawkins ...
Luis (as Gary Cervantes)
Andrew Shaifer ...
Benny (as Christopher Spencer)
Mendoza's Girl (as Devin Devasquez)
John Capodice ...
Chun Yung Fat (as Craig Ryan Ng)


A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also deal with two women, Angela, a beautiful old flame, and Peaches, his energetic but annoying sidekick. Written by Anonymous

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He's armed and dangerously funny.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mister Cool  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$29,392,418 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The history of the love triangle between Shame, Angela and Mendoza is never explained in a linear fashion. But it is known that Angela was with Mendoza first. It is likely that while he was a cop, Shame was assigned to somehow get close to Mendoza and did so through Angela; falling in love with her in the process. See more »


When he calls Agent Rothmiller to let him know that he has located Angela, Shame doesn't identify himself to the telephonist. But when Rothmiller gets on the telephone, he knows that it is Shame. See more »


Shame: Salt-N-Pepa must had a garage sale.
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References The Crying Game (1992) See more »


Arranged by Ritchie Valens
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Funny And Full Of Action
26 January 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"A Low Down Dirty Shame" is a hysterically funny and action packed movie that is a must see! Most movies that try to blend comedy and action usually fail, but not this movie. This movie delivers equally on both counts. Watch this film, you will not be disappointed.

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