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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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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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Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Don't Be a Menace  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,255,889 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ashtray's father is played by Lahmard J. Tate, the older brother of Larenz Tate who played O-Dog in Menace II Society (1993), one of the films being parodied. 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: Oooh, girl, you so tight!
Dashiki: Wrong hole, fool!
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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 »


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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Hilarious
23 July 2000 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. It points out all of the absurdities of the earlier 'hood movies. You need to have seen most of the movies being parodied in order to see the true depth of the humor in this movie.

Absolutely one of my favorite light comedies with "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and "Half Baked". I can't put it in a category with "Airplane" because that is the standard by which all other parodies are measured.


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