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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

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

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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

A real Soviet era missile wouldn't have been lettered U.S.S.R, it would have said C.C.C.P, as U.S.S.R is the English translation of the acronym. See more »

Quotes

[smoking a blunt]
Grandma: [shouts] Damn! This is some good 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

Spoofs Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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Funky Sounds
Written by Tizone
Tizone Music/PayTown Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Lil Bud & Tizone
Produced by Tizone
Lil Bud & Tizone appear courtesy of SAG Records/Keia Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Better than "Friday"
1 October 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This movie has the privelge of being better than the movie "Friday", it has taken the spot for top "ghetto" comedy movie ever. The story isn't what's great, but the acting an great spoofs of "serious ghetto movies" is! Making fun of many movies, "Don't Be A Menace..." takes a back seat to no comedy. A definite must see comedy.


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