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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

R  |   |  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 several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrel Heath ...
Toothpick (as Darrell Heath)
Loc Dog's Grandma
Isaiah Barnes ...
Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
Keith Morris ...
Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans ...
Thug #1
Birthday Boy Thug
Joe Scott ...
Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
Mrs. Johnson


"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.


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)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Be a Menace  »

Box Office


$39,255,889 (USA)

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| (2005 unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Korean Woman: [Ashtray is looking at something while the racist Korean woman nervously dusts wine bottles] Hurry up and buy.
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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 »


Spoofs Dead Presidents (1995) See more »


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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User Reviews

Only see this if you understand what is being spoofed
22 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, you will not like this movie at all if you haven't seen any ghetto movies or don't understand ghetto humor. Like most spoof movies, it won't be funny if you don't know what is being made fun of.

If either of these things are true, see this movie. If not, don't bother. I think that I have never laughed harder than during this movie. One of my personal favorite comedies.

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