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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  12 January 1996 (USA)
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"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of black U.S. movies, for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "... See full summary »

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Toothpick (as Darrell Heath)
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Loc Dog's Grandma
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Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
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Mailman
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Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans ...
Thug #1
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Birthday Boy Thug
Joe Scott ...
Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
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Mrs. Johnson
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"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of black U.S. movies, for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. Crazy stuff happens. For example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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Finally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug content and violence | See all certifications »

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Don't Be a Menace  »

Box Office

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$39,255,889 (USA)
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Trivia

Loc Dog warns Ashtray about how promiscuous Dashiki is, and does so by saying, "She got more kids than Ms. Wayans." That is a joke in which Marlon Wayans (Loc Dog) is actually referring to his real-life mother who has ten children, which include him and Shawn Wayans (Ashtray) as well as Keenen Ivory Wayans the mailman. See more »

Goofs

When Crazy Legs' wheelchair gets hit by the drive-by bullet you can hear him scream as he is starting to roll down the ramp, but his mouth is not open. See more »

Quotes

Loc Dog: How much for this candy bar?
Korean Woman: Das five dala!
Loc Dog: Five dollars? Damn! I better get some sucky-sucky with that!
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Crazy Credits

Robert Schimmel is listed in the opening credits, yet he does not appear anywhere in the film, and is missing from the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Do the Right Thing (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Time to Shine
Written by R. Franklin, Lil' Kim (as K. Jones), T. Patterson
Clark's True Funk Music/Undeas Music, Inc. (BMI)/Vanessa Music Corp./My Two Sons Publishing
All rights administered by The Clyde Otis Music Group (ASCAP)
Performed by Lil' Kim (as Junior Mafia's "Lil Kim") featuring Mona Lisa
Produced by D.J. Clark Kent for Superman Productions
Contains a sample of "A Love of Your Own"
by Average White Band
Licensed by Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Bug Music Inc.
Written by Hamish Stuart, Joe's Songs Inc. (ASCAP) and Ned Doheny, Long Dog Music
Administered by Warner Chappell Music (ASCAP).
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Junior Mafia's "Lil Kim" appears courtesy of Undeas, Inc./Big Beat Records/Atlantic Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Pleasantly Surprised
18 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Renting this movie I was expecting another comedy to the likes of "Class Act" "Booty Call" and "House Party", which were all great movies. But I got so much more.

This parody of movies such as "Menace II Society" Boyz N Da Hood" and "Dead Presidents" was funny as hell.

They really poke fun at themselves to the extreme, making fun of guns, booze and lets not forget the ladies.

I really enjoyed this, it was a movie where you could grab some popcorn lay back, switch your mind off and laugh non stop.


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