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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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Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
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Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
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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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$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,109,115
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| (2005 unrated)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are several references throughout the movie, including Stand By Me (1986) and Back to the Future (1985). The parody's title is derived a combination of "in the hood" movies: Juice (1992), Menace II Society (1993), Boyz in the Hood (1991) and South Central (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Toothpick and his gang are leaving the confrontation with Loc Dog and Ashtray at the "40's & 9's" store, they drive in reverse in a Pontiac GTO. However, you hear a gear change - Pontiac GTO's didn't come with two or more reverse speeds. See more »

Quotes

Preach: I'm just tryin' to do to white girls what the white man's been doin' to us for 400 years.
Crazy Legs: Yeah, what's that?
Preach: Fuck 'em.
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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

Spoofed in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) 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,
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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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This movie shows that stereotypes can be funny.
19 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Spoofing practically every "growing up in the hood" movie, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" is a laugh a minute. Following the adventures of Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) and Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans) in LA's black ghetto, it's one joke after another - the way that a Mel Brooks or Leslie Nielsen movie is. Probably the funniest scene is when they enter a convenience store. The owner, convinced that African-Americans would only enter his store to steal things, follows them around - while a rich white man comes in and proceeds to empty the place. Containing virtually every imaginable use of the N-word, "DBAMTSCWDYJITH" is pure hilarity. Those Wayans brothers have it down.


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