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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 »


In the beginning of the movie, Shame's hair is cut. When he is at the police station getting Mendoza's file, his hair is grown. See more »


Peaches Jordan: Shame might be soft on you, but I can see through all that Maybelline. And I know you ain't nothin' but a gold-diggin' skank, tryin' to get a man for everything he's got, but I'ma tell you like this: You hurt Shame again, and you betta watch yo' back!
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References The Omen (1976) See more »


Written by Charlie Babie and Manfred Mohr
Performed by 20 Fingers featuring Gillette
Mixed by J.J. Flores
Courtesy of SOS Records
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You Might Like It, You Might Not
16 September 2008 | by (i1chocolat.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

There are some films that you can't decide whether the film is good or bad. On whether the film is worth the watch or you're better off doing some other more meaningful things. This film is one of it.

As I said, you might like it, you might not.

The acting a little bit over the top, but I think that's what the producer intended to do. The jokes may at times be quite crude, but maybe it's exactly the way it was suppose to be.

Worth a mention here is Jada Pinkett acting. She's quite good ! And I like her hairstyle too. Not that it has any bearing of the quality of acting though, just wanted to let you guys know.

Over all, the film is nice to watch, if you don't take it seriously.

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