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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)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


After the bad guys try to kill Shame while he is driving the jeep, he uses the jeeps 4 wheel drive to drive over their car from front to back. He then backs his jeep into the back of their car. He pulls forward, so he can ram them again. And suddenly the bad guys car has turned 90 degrees to the right. Shame then backs into the side of their car sending them rolling off the cliff. Before he backs into them for the second time, they should have still been rear to rear. See more »


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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References The Omen (1976) See more »


Written by R. Kelly
Performed by Changing Faces
Courtesy of Big Beat/Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Funny And Full Of Action
26 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

"A Low Down Dirty Shame" is a hysterically funny and action packed movie that is a must see! Most movies that try to blend comedy and action usually fail, but not this movie. This movie delivers equally on both counts. Watch this film, you will not be disappointed.

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