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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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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Mendoza's Girl (as Devin Devasquez)
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Chun Yung Fat (as Craig Ryan Ng)
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Chad
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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, 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.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mister Cool  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$29,392,418
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Shame and Mendoza square off in the final fight scene, Mendoza fights in the style of Muy Thai; utilizing his elbows and knees more than his fists and feet. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shame: [to Chun Yung Fat] You. Nice and slow, toss those over to me.
[Chun Yung Fat throws the bag of diamonds between Shame and the Mob Boss' Bodyguard]
Shame: [to the bodyguard] Now, if I bend down to pick those up, are you gonna try to kill me?
Shame: [He doesn't reply, so Shame takes off the bodyguard's sunglasses] Come on... be honest.
Mob Boss' Bodyguard: Fucking-a right. I'm gonna kill your ass!
[Shame kicks him in the balls]
Mob Boss: [to the bodyguard] You stupid fuck!
Shame: Say hi to Arnold!
[Knocks the bodyguard out]
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

TURN IT UP
Written by James Harris III (p/k/a Jimmy Jam), Terry Lewis, Raja-Nee,
The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
Performed by Raja-Nee
Courtesy of Perspective Records
contains sample of "Make Me Say It Again, Girl"
Written by The Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Put the kids to bed before you watch it...
28 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Considering that Keenan Ivory Wayans is a comedian, I was impressed with the way that he handled this action-comedy which he starred in and directed. A not so far cry away from his comedic success with his "blaxploitation" spoof "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", Keenan manages to fare well with good action sequences and stick a lot of funny s*** along the way. Jada Pinkett lives up to comedic expectations as the sexy but tough assistant to Shame as Peaches. It's a good action-comedy to rent, but put the kids to bed before you watch it. The movie has plenty of violence, adult content and plenty of raw language.


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