6.6/10
38,841
121 user 31 critic

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

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,018 ( 757)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

How High (2001)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan
Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé
Friday (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by.

Director: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long
Next Friday (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.

Director: Steve Carr
Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy
Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Juice (1992)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Senseless (1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Marlon Wayans, David Spade, Brad Dourif
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Suli McCullough ...
Darrel Heath ...
Toothpick (as Darrell Heath)
...
Loc Dog's Grandma
Isaiah Barnes ...
...
Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
...
Mailman
Keith Morris ...
Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans ...
Thug #1
...
Birthday Boy Thug
Joe Scott ...
Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
...
Mrs. Johnson
Edit

Storyline

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Be a Menace  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,255,889 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 unrated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dashiki's home address is 6969 Penetration Ave; a parody of her promiscuity. See more »

Goofs

During the final drive-by scene Doo Rag is seen on the lawn before toothpick and his gang starts shooting but when Ashtray runs away from the house during the shootout, in another shot we see Doo Rag just arriving. See more »

Quotes

Loc Dog: Hey! Ms. Lady Bitch, I'm talking to you. How much for this candy bar?
Korean Woman: Das five dala!
Loc Dog: Five dollars? Damn! I better get some sucky-sucky with that! Love me long time or something?
See more »

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

Referenced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

We Got More
Written by Shock-G (as G. Jacobs), Numskull (as G. Husbands), Yukmouth (as J. Ellis)
Zomba Songs Inc./Pubhowyalike Publishing (administered by Zomba Songs Inc.)/Stackola Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Luniz featuring Shock-G (as Shock G)
Produced by the D-Flow Production Squad 4 Stayin' Busy Productions
The Luniz appear courtesy of Nootrybe Records/A.J. Pavell Management/C-Note Records
(P) 1996 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Better than "Friday"
1 October 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This movie has the privelge of being better than the movie "Friday", it has taken the spot for top "ghetto" comedy movie ever. The story isn't what's great, but the acting an great spoofs of "serious ghetto movies" is! Making fun of many movies, "Don't Be A Menace..." takes a back seat to no comedy. A definite must see comedy.


35 of 56 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
best quotes cecedolly11
Did anyone notice.... analoguegirl
Funniest Parts XtekZ4
Dont Be a Menace or White Chicks dchrismer
Who played Preach's redneck girlfriend? nyrangersguy
the 2 people having sex Alexmurrayw

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?