In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Jack Spade
Bernie Casey ... John Slade
Antonio Fargas ... Flyguy
Steve James ... Kung Fu Joe
Isaac Hayes ... Hammer
Jim Brown ... Slammer
Ja'net DuBois ... Ma Bell
Dawnn Lewis ... Cheryl
John Vernon ... Mr. Big
Clu Gulager ... Lt. Baker
Kadeem Hardison ... Willie
Damon Wayans ... Leonard
George James George James ... Bruno
Marc Figueroa Marc Figueroa ... Knuckles
Robert Colbert ... Farrell
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Storyline

Jack Spade returns home from the army in his old ghetto neighborhood when his brother, Junebug dies from O.G. - over gold. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crime lord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the '70s. Written by lisakoffler1967@gmail.com

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Even if you can't say it, you gotta see it! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

The song played by the band following Bernie Casey while he walks is the theme song of the movie Shaft (1971), which was written and originally performed by Isaac Hayes. See more »

Goofs

After Slade introduces his band for his theme music to Jack, the drummer is very clearly not touching the drums as he waves the drum sticks. See more »

Quotes

Hammer: How may I help you sir?
Rib Joint Customer: How much for an order of ribs?
Hammer: Two Fifty
Rib Joint Customer: Two Fifty? How many ribs do I get with that?
Hammer: Ahhh, about five
Rib Joint Customer: Five
[does math on his hand]
Rib Joint Customer: So I guess that's about fifty cents a rib, huh?
Hammer: Yeeaaa, about
Rib Joint Customer: K, lemme get one
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) crawls up to a cop at the scene of the film's final confrontation: "Slade. I must find Slade." [rips off his shirt] "Kung Fu Joe is here!" Cop: "Sorry buddy. They've already gone." [walks away] Kung Fu Joe: [calls after him] "Yo brother, do you got a bandaid?" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Fist of Fury (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

He's a Flyguy
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Produced by Curtis Mayfield & David Kahne
Performed by Curtis Mayfield & Fishbone
Courtesy of Curtom Records of Atlanta, Inc.
Fishbone Appears Courtesy of CBS Records
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this one will split your sides!
24 January 2007 | by blackmanmauriceSee all my reviews

There are no words to describe just how amazing this film is. It salutes respectfully the blaxploitation era and the actors, with a clever hint of satire ( whereby the baddie is a White rich man, keeping black people down..) but most importantly it has the best jokes I have ever seen - just remembering Issac Hayes putting all those guns in his pockets then tripping and being shot to death by ALL his own guns, brings a tear to my eye. Fantastic.

Please go see this film, I just happened to perchance the film, with my Mum and brother late one night on TV, and I really wanna buy it, but I don't know where it would still sell.If anyone does know please post it in the comments.

Cheers


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,588, 18 December 1988

Gross USA:

$13,030,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,030,057
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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