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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

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:
... Jack Spade
... John Slade
... Flyguy
... Kung Fu Joe
... Hammer
... Slammer
... Ma Bell
... Cheryl
... Mr. Big
... Lt. Baker
... Willie
... Leonard
George James ... Bruno
Marc Figueroa ... Knuckles
... Farrell
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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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23 February 1989 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,588, 16 December 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,030,057
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rock told Reddit that he enjoyed the ribs at the rib joint, and ate more off-camera. See more »

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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 »

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Car door alarm: Your door is ajar... please close the door... please close the door... I SAID CLOSE THE DOOR, DICKHEAD!
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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

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (1997) See more »

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The Brady Bunch
Written by Frank De Vol & Sherwood Schwartz
Produced by Teddy Andreadis (as Ted Andreadis) & Eric Barrett
Performed by The Kids Next Door
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A hilarious parody of the seventies "black" exploitation cinema.
18 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) was Keenan Ivory Wayans directorial debut. He also wrote and stars in this production. Keenan stars as Jack Spade an ex-veteran who returns home after a stint in the army. The death of his younger brother June-Bug Spade and the vicious "assault" on his mother by two local thugs (Damon Wayans and Kardeem Hardison) causes Jack to wage war on the criminal elements in his neighborhood. But he's going to need help toppling the evil Mister Big (John Vernon). So he enlists the help of the former local crime fighter Slade (Bernie Casey) and his co-horts Hammer, Slammer and Kung-Fu Joe (Jim Brown, Issac Hayes and Steven James). Will these vigilantes be enough to end the crime spree of Mister Big?

A flat out funny film from Keenan Ivory Wayans. Not only did this film jump start all of these older actors careers, but it was popular enough to warrant a series pilot (a t.v. remake of this film called Slade, Hammer and Slammer) and it helped the Wayans create another show for Fox called In Living Color. The rest is history.

Highly recommended.


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