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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 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


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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Release Date:

23 February 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,588, 16 December 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans are among the crowd of people laughing at Flyguy's goldfish platform shoes. See more »


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 »


Mr. Big: I know you're surprised that a big Hollywood star like me would appear in this movie. A lot of Hollywood stars have done exploitation films, like Angie Dickinson in "Big, Bad Mama."
Jack Spade: Or Shelley Winters in "Cleopatra Jones"!
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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 »


Referenced in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) See more »


Written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Produced by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Edwin Starr
Courtesy of Motown Record Co.
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"How much for a order of ribs?"
28 August 2016 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

"I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka" is a spoof of the Blaxploitation genre of films. Blaxploitation is a term used for films that were made mainly during the 1970's and featuring either an all or mainly black cast. The heroes were super cool guys and gals that took no crap from the crooks, be they black or white. The cast of I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka started either their lives or careers involved with black cinema and music. "I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka" stars a veritable feast of stars of the genre, including Antonio Fargas - Starsky and Hutch, Shaft; Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner (Kaplan, 1974). He also wrote the score for Shaft; Jim Brown - Slaughters Big Rip-off (Douglas, 1973); Bernie Casey - Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde (Crain, 1976), Cleopatra Jones (Starrett, 1973). This combination of contemporary actors and the black heroes of the 1970's adds accuracy to the parodies whilst also investing the plot with humor.

Movie is a parody but in its satire the music emphasis in its own beat many opinions about the inner city conflicts as well as the damages of war. The movie mainly reflects attitudes of apathy & insensitivity to to pain, sickness and death 'non qualities of life. It shows even the weight of cheap gold jewelry can be lethal; shows police corruption as around a ' big' who is always on the wrong side of right, helped by the fact that "he knows the right people to know in law enforcement... The movie may be fairly uneven, it has some really good, funny scenes, mixed with quite a lot of long stretches of weird (and boring) plot points.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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