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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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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 Boy Thug
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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 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

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

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,255,889 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, Shawn Wayans's character states that his father is only a few years older than him. While poking fun at the cliches in Hollywood movies about African-Americans, this is also 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). Lahmard J. Tate, who plays Ashtray's father, is less than two years older than Wayans. 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: 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 The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tempo Slow
Written by R. Kelly
Zomba Songs Inc./R. Kelly Publishing, Inc. (admin. by Zomba Songs Inc.) (BMI)
Performed by R. Kelly
Produced by R. Kelly
R. Kelly appears courtesy of Jive Records
(P) 1995 Zomba Recording Corporation
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Hilarious
23 July 2000 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. It points out all of the absurdities of the earlier 'hood movies. You need to have seen most of the movies being parodied in order to see the true depth of the humor in this movie.

Absolutely one of my favorite light comedies with "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and "Half Baked". I can't put it in a category with "Airplane" because that is the standard by which all other parodies are measured.


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