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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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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
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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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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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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

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

Ashtray's cellmate: If you hit a man, in time his wounds will heal. If you steal from a man, you can replace what you've stolen. But always cross in the green, never in between. Because the honorable Elijah Muhammed Ali floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. And always remember my brother, one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, knick knack, paddy whack, give a dog a bone, two thousand, zero, zero, party, oops! Out of time, my bacon smellin' fine.
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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 Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)
Written by Joe (as J. Thomas), Joshua Thompson (as J. Thompson), M. Williams
Fade 2 Black Music/Tallest Tree Music/Urban Agenda, Inc. and Joshua Thompson for Urban Agenda,
Inc.
Performed by Joe (as JOE)
Produced by Joe (as JOE) for Fade 2 Black Productions, Inc. & Urban Agenda, Inc. and Joshua Thompson for Urban Agenda,
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JOE appears courtesy of Fade 2 Black Productions, Inc.
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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User Reviews

Pleasantly Surprised
18 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Renting this movie I was expecting another comedy to the likes of "Class Act" "Booty Call" and "House Party", which were all great movies. But I got so much more.

This parody of movies such as "Menace II Society" Boyz N Da Hood" and "Dead Presidents" was funny as hell.

They really poke fun at themselves to the extreme, making fun of guns, booze and lets not forget the ladies.

I really enjoyed this, it was a movie where you could grab some popcorn lay back, switch your mind off and laugh non stop.


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