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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
Keith Morris ...
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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"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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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 Ashtray first goes to his father's house, he greets him with a chocolate bar that is open. When they go inside, it is in the wrapper again. See more »

Quotes

Loc Dog: [after his friend dies from smoking a powerful joint] Yo, pass that shit!
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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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Geek Maggot Bingo (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Live Wires Connect
Written by Chad Butler (as Pimp C), Bun B, Keith Murray, Lord Jamar,
Coco Budda
Zomba Enterprises Inc./310 Plus Publishing/Illiotic Music, Inc. (administered by Zomba Enterprises Inc.)/Brand Nubian/Def Jam Music (ASCAP)/Coco Buda
Performed by U.G.K. (as UGK) featuring Keith Murray and Lord Jamar
Produced by Lord Jamar for 7G Entertainment
UGK and Keith Murray appear courtesy of Jive Records
Lord Jamar appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment/Elektra Entertainment Group
(P) 1996 Zomba Recording Corporation
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This movie shows that stereotypes can be funny.
19 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Spoofing practically every "growing up in the hood" movie, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" is a laugh a minute. Following the adventures of Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) and Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans) in LA's black ghetto, it's one joke after another - the way that a Mel Brooks or Leslie Nielsen movie is. Probably the funniest scene is when they enter a convenience store. The owner, convinced that African-Americans would only enter his store to steal things, follows them around - while a rich white man comes in and proceeds to empty the place. Containing virtually every imaginable use of the N-word, "DBAMTSCWDYJITH" is pure hilarity. Those Wayans brothers have it down.


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