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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)
Captain Nunez
Andrew Shaifer ...
Benny (as Christopher Spencer)
Mendoza's Girl (as Devin Devasquez)
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  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Kim Wayans and Jada Pinket Smith who both appears in the movie starred earlier in their careers in A Different World tv show. See more »


Filled propane tanks are never kept in doors. See more »


Peaches Jordan: You remeber when we first met.
Shame: Yeah. I busted you stuffin' CD's in your underwear.
Peaches Jordan: Well Whatever. I liked you. And I was only 16 and I knew it wouldnt work. Now, I'm 22 going on 23. Can't you see how much I've grown?
Shame: You mean you ain't wearin' that trainer no more?
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Referenced in V.I.P.: Loh-Down Dirty Shame (2000) See more »


Written by Larry "Rock" Campbell, Lateece Wallace, Onyea Ponder, Jazzie B (as B. Romeo),
Simon Law (as S. Law), Caron Wheeler (as C. Wheeler), P. Hooper
Performed by Nuttin' Nyce
Courtesy of Jive Records/Pocketown Records
contains sample of "Back To Life"
Written by B. Romeo, S. Law, C. Wheeler, P. Hooper
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You Might Like It, You Might Not
16 September 2008 | by 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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