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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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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)  »

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Mister Cool  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,392,418 (USA)
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Shame's trademark pistol (as seen in movie posters and most notably in the final shootout) is a 45 caliber Wildey Hunter Magnum. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Shame: Ooh, silk drawers and a red tie. I gotta wear these together! Get off me ladies. I hear those ladies callin' my name, 'Shame, Shame!' Leave me alone, stop tuggin' at my silk drawers, don't love me like you do!
Peaches Jordan: Are you makin' fun of me?
Shame: Hell, yeah!
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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SHAME
Written by Reuben Cross and John Fitch
Performed by Zhane
Courtesy of Illtown/Motown Record Company, L.P.
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Low Down Dirty Amusement
5 December 2004 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be quite over the top. Sure, the mass destruction is reminiscent of the Blues Brothers. Sure, the action and hype is quite over-rated. That's what makes Keenan Ivory Wayans the talent that he is. I find that I like to watch this movie when I am down in the dumps and in need of a distraction.

Jada Pinkett (later Smith) shines in this role. I have a sneaking suspicion that she's quite a lot like this character in real life. She made this movie, and I think it launched her for future good acting roles. Girlfriend doesn't ride Will's coatails, she's established on her own in my book.

The characters in the movie needed to be taken at face value, that was all they were worth. If you took an instant dislike to any of them, you were supposed to. The plot is a no brainer, and the jokes were quite funny even if you view this movie excessively. You WILL catch yourself wandering around saying lines from the movie....a true mark of a decent film.

I recommend it for a burst of energy on an otherwise boring weeknight. Happy viewing.


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