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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 »

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"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>

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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

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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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$3,800,000 (estimated)

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$20,109,115
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| (2005 unrated)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Loc Dog's mother is seen putting away boxes of cereal, one box of "Tricks" cereal has a nearly naked woman on the front, and a box of "Weedies" features Dr. Dre smoking an enormous spliff. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ashtray is getting a haircut from his dad, in one frame he's wearing a barber cape in the next one he's not wearing one, then right before the scene is over he's wearing it again. See more »

Quotes

Ashtray's Mother: Tray, I don't want you hangin' out in the streets. I want you to finish school, 'cause without an education the only kind of work you're gonna get is sellin' drugs, pimpin' women, or workin' security for Eddie Murphy.
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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 »

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Winter Warz
Written by Ghostface Killah (as D. Coles), Masta Killa (as E. Turner), U-God (as L. Hawkins),
Cappadonna (as D. Hill), Raekwon (as C. Woods), RZA (as R. Diggs)
Ramecca Publishing/WuTang Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, U-God and Cappadonna
Produced by RZA (as The Rza) for Wu-Tang Productions
Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, U-God and Raekwon appear courtesy of Loud Records
Cappadonna appears courtesy of Razor Sharp Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Hits more often than it misses
31 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, along with director Paris Barclay, have created a very humorous satire of the flood of films recently dealing with African-American life in the ghettos of inner-cities of America. "Boyz in the Hood" and "Menace II Society" are among the films at which the Wayans brothers poke fun. "Don't be a Menace..." follows the story of Ashtray(Shawn Wayans) as he wades through a series of episodes in Barclay's "hood." He lives with his father, who is "only a couple of years older than him." Among the lessons his father teaches him are: "No smokin' my shit, no drinkin' my shit, and if you bring any of them hos up in here, make sure I fuck 'em first", and (drinking and driving)"That shit is fun, man!" No stereotype or politically-correct boundary is too sacred for the Wayans brothers to poke fun at. Some of the jokes hit, some miss, and the fun will definitely be increased by those who have seen the films that "Don't Be A Menace..." frequently jests. Not extremely culturally-important fare, but a good laugh, nonetheless.


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