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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suli McCullough ...
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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Technical Specs


| (2005 unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Loc Dog's mother is seen putting away boxes of cereal, one box of "Weedies" has Dr. Dre's face on the front. See more »


When they see Grandma coming up the street in her Lowrider, he says check out the 6-4. The car is in fact a 1963 Chevy Impala. See more »


Ashtray's Mother: Tray, I don't want you hangin' out in the streets. I want you to finish school, 'cause without an education the only kind of work you're gonna get is sellin' drugs, pimpin' women, or workin' security for Eddie Murphy.
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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 Body of Evidence (1993) See more »


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Written by Shock-G (as G. Jacobs), Numskull (as G. Husbands), Yukmouth (as J. Ellis)
Zomba Songs Inc./Pubhowyalike Publishing (administered by Zomba Songs Inc.)/Stackola Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Luniz featuring Shock-G (as Shock G)
Produced by the D-Flow Production Squad 4 Stayin' Busy Productions
The Luniz appear courtesy of Nootrybe Records/A.J. Pavell Management/C-Note Records
(P) 1996 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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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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