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Rib Shack (2005)

Not Rated  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  5 February 2005 (USA)
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After 35 years of community service, Slappy Ray Johnson, a fiery and disgruntle barbecue restaurant owner in the Crenshaw District of South Central Los Angeles learns he owes the IRS ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jasmin Bailey ...
Restaurant Patron / Extra
David Cherry ...
Officer Gaines
Russell P. Scrotemberg
Carlton Enoch ...
Kevin Gardner ...
Loan Officer
Micheal Goodwin ...
Big Brotha Bubba Dumps
Michael H. Goodwyn ...
Big Brotha Bubba Dumps
Josh Harraway ...
Crackhead Pete
G.L. McQueary ...
Kevin Nichols ...
John Charles Reedburg ...
Customet At Table
Courtney Richardson ...
Paula Stokes ...
News Reporter


After 35 years of community service, Slappy Ray Johnson, a fiery and disgruntle barbecue restaurant owner in the Crenshaw District of South Central Los Angeles learns he owes the IRS $10,000 in back taxes. If he doesn't pay within the next 15 days, he'll lose the business. Slappy and his jailbird son, Rollo, must think of fast and creative ways to raise money. Written by John Charles Reedburg

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$10,700 (estimated)

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they should've called it 'Citizen Rib'
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...Wow. How did this get on IMDb? It's an amateurish, crazily written and just downright sophomoric comedy that had it been written by a white guy would be the most racist thing ever made since the days of the minstrel shows. As it stands, it's somehow kind of clever, in parts, like some kind of wacky exploitation movie. It concerns the 'lovable' old Slappy (GL McQuary), who runs the Outhouse, a rickety fast food joint that's in trouble over 10,000 (and one cent) due in back-taxes and will be shut down if the money isn't paid. There seems to be no real solution until an accident involving a pound of dope is dumped into the rib sauce...

OK, aside from the premise, is it funny? Actually, it kind of is, in that guilty pleasure sort of way, like seeing something so off the wall that it couldn't work any other way. At the same time its writing is ponderous, the acting is just one-note all the way, and there's just one stereotype thrown around after another. I'm not saying I necessarily want there to be a redeeming force in the midst of this Outhouse Rib shack, which has the sensibility of humor akin to the lowest degree of the Friday movies (there's even a character that seems *ripped off* of a spoof of a Menace 2 Society character in Don't be a Menace... in the Hood). But it is, by design of how it goes, mind-boggling. It's simply one of the dumbest 'satires' I've ever seen, although it does make me very hungry for some ribs, with sauce of course!

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