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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
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Thug #1
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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

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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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Don't Be a Menace  »

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$39,255,889 (USA)
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Trivia

A trailer for the film included the tagline, "It's the only movie released this year with fourteen words in its title" See more »

Goofs

When "The Man" shoots at the Asian couple in the convenience store, he is using a Beretta pistol. However, the pistol he tosses to Loc Dog is a Glock. See more »

Quotes

Ashtray: It hurt me to wake up and see my beautiful black people suffer, victimized by the oppressive, harsh realities of the hood. I guess, even though we were free, we were still slaves... in the mind.
Mailman: Message.
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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 Menace II Society (1993) 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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The Wayans brothers do it again.
29 April 1999 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

Besides having a title that is funny in itself, Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood is one of the funniest movies this decade. It spoofs such black films as Boyz N' Tha Hood, Dead Presidents, Juice, Menace II Society, and South Central with such hilarity that you'll be repeating its many classic lines over and over again for months. Wayans brothers who started on In Living Clor and made the hilarious 1988 movie I'm Gonn Git U Sucka do it again with this long overdue spoof of movie that are extremely serious. Classic lines and memorable scenes saturate this movie beginning to end. All characters are well acted and comic pacing and sight gags are at a peak not reached since Top Secret or Naked Gun. Multiple viewings add to the fun. Hilarious. I was foolin` y`all! Those was jokes!


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