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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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Storyline

"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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Release Date:

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

Shawn Wayans's character early in the film states that his father is only a few years older than him. This is making fun of the fact that Cuba Gooding Jr. is only 7 years younger than Laurence Fishburne who played father and son in Boyz n the Hood (1991). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where four guys pull up in a BMW pointing guns at Ashtray and Loc dog while they were standing behind the mail truck, Loc dog points his gun at them. The guys in the BMW take off in reverse. You can hear the car changing gears. No car changes gears in reverse. See more »

Quotes

[after Ashtray hits her]
Grandma: You still hit like a bitch, motherfucker.
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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

Spoofs Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Be Wasting My Time
As Performed by Mona Lisa featuring Lost Boyz (One Dread One Ball Head Version)
Written by A. Antione, A. Evans, J. Austin, T. Patterson, G. Duncan, Lost Boyz
Mass Avenue Music/Motown Tunes
Administered by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc./Vanessa Music Corp./My Two Sons Publishing
All rights administered by The Clyde Otis Music Group/Mr. Sex Publishing (ASCAP)
Original Version Produced by Andre Evans and Bob Antoine for Mass Avenue Productions
One Dread One Ball Head Version Produced by Tim Dawg (as Buttnaked Tim Dawg) and Mr. Sex 4 One Dread One Ball Head Productions
Co-Produced by Stanley Brown
Contains a sample of "MC's Act Like They Don't Know"
Performed by KRS-One (as KRS-ONE)
Written by KRS-One (as L. Parker) and C. Martin
Published by B.D.P. Music (administered by Zomba Recording Corp.)/EMI-April Music, Inc./Gifted Pearl Music
Courtesy of Jive Records/Zomba Recording Corporation.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Lost Boyz appear courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records, Inc.
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Only see this if you understand what is being spoofed
22 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, you will not like this movie at all if you haven't seen any ghetto movies or don't understand ghetto humor. Like most spoof movies, it won't be funny if you don't know what is being made fun of.

If either of these things are true, see this movie. If not, don't bother. I think that I have never laughed harder than during this movie. One of my personal favorite comedies.


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