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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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Luis (as Gary Cervantes)
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Benny (as Christopher Spencer)
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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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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:

$29,392,418 (USA)
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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: Luis says that the white man can kiss his butt!
[to Luis]
Shame: Tell 'em you're friends with Al Sharpton.
[Rides off]
Shame: Black Power! Black Power!
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Spoofs As the World Turns (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

SHORT SHORT MAN
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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Fun movie
9 September 2014 | by (Okinawa, Japan) – See all my reviews

After all these years, I can finally scratch this one off the list. I'm a big fan of Keenen's work. Who doesn't love In Living Color and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, c'mon now! But somehow Shame went under my radar.

Straight up, it wasn't as good as I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, which is pure comedy gold. But it was definitely a perfect movie to watch after coming home from work and just wanting something that doesn't involve a lot of thinking but still fun to watch.

Everything about this movie is pretty mediocre: the action lacks explosions, the gun play is a little tame, and the bad guy isn't very "bad." What saves this movie is Keenen's charisma. The dude is really funny and can carry flimsy plot all the way to the end. It felt as if he were missing an equally strong partner, such as Lethal Weapon's set up, but Jada sorta fills that role with her strong personality. I just wish they would have given her more screen time.

All in all, cool movie to chill out with.


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