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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
Isaiah Barnes ...
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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

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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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Don't Be a Menace  »

Box Office

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$39,255,889 (USA)
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| (2005 unrated)

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Trivia

Loc Dog warns Ashtray about how promiscuous Dashiki is, and does so by saying, "She got more kids than Ms. Wayans." That is a joke in which Marlon Wayans (Loc Dog) is actually referring to his real-life mother who has ten children, which include him, Kim Wayans (Mrs. Johnson) and Shawn Wayans (Ashtray) as well as Keenen Ivory Wayans the mailman. See more »

Goofs

During the final drive-by scene Doo Rag is seen on the lawn before toothpick and his gang starts shooting but when Ashtray runs away from the house during the shootout, in another shot we see Doo Rag just arriving. See more »

Quotes

Ashtray: [Drunk Party Girl downs whole bottle of alcohol] Damn girl you need to slow down.
Drunk Party Girl: You ain't my daddy... You ain't payin' none of my bills... Mind ya business... Ooh, this my song
[falls and faints to the ground]
Drunk Party Girl: .
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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 »

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Spoofs RoboCop 3 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Give It Up
Written by Dalvin DeGrate (as D. Degrate), K-Ci Hailey (as C. Hailey), Jo Jo Hailey (as J. Hailey)
Dalvin Degrate Muzik/LBN Publishing/Cord Kayla Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Jodeci
Produced by Dalvin DeGrate (as Mr. Dalvin)
Jodeci appears courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records, Inc.
(P) 1996 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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The Wayans brothers do it again.
29 April 1999 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

Besides having a title that is funny in itself, Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood is one of the funniest movies this decade. It spoofs such black films as Boyz N' Tha Hood, Dead Presidents, Juice, Menace II Society, and South Central with such hilarity that you'll be repeating its many classic lines over and over again for months. Wayans brothers who started on In Living Clor and made the hilarious 1988 movie I'm Gonn Git U Sucka do it again with this long overdue spoof of movie that are extremely serious. Classic lines and memorable scenes saturate this movie beginning to end. All characters are well acted and comic pacing and sight gags are at a peak not reached since Top Secret or Naked Gun. Multiple viewings add to the fun. Hilarious. I was foolin` y`all! Those was jokes!


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