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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:
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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Taglines:

It's tough to be a black hero. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,588, 16 December 1988

Gross USA:

$13,030,057
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the altercation scene with Mr. Big, he declares that this film will never have a sequel. Mr. Big's statement is prophetic indeed because there haven't been any talks nor plans to make a follow up to this movie. See more »

Goofs

Kalinga turns the bean soda label toward Jack Spade. When the camera is on Spade, the label is facing Kalinga. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Machine
Written by Hal Davis - Donald E. Fletcher (as Don Fletcher) - Dean Parks (as W.D. Parks)
Produced by Hal Davis
Performed by Jackson 5 (as The Jackson Five)
Courtesy of Motown Record Co.
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By far the best thing the Wayans brothers ever did
29 December 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you know Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans ONLY for their TV work or movies such as Major Payne or Scary Movie, then you have only seen them at their most mediocre. Unlike these other works, the jokes are not are consistently funny.

The film is a very funny send-off of the terrible Blaxploitation films of the 70s. The jokes come one after another after another and very few of them miss the mark. It is pure mindless fun from start to finish. Additionally, many old stars of the genre are here, though I might have enjoyed seeing a few more of them.

One word of warning though: if you are a die-hard, bleeding-heart, politically correct individual, this movie MIGHT give you a heart attack! We showed this movie to such a friend and we eventually had to turn off the video because she was having heart palpitations! But, for everyone else, this is a hilarious film. Also, it may help to try watching a couple Blaxploitation films FIRST to help you understand the parody better.

FYI--Because of the language and brief nudity, this is not a film for the kids. My advice to parents is to watch the film secretly and then feign shock when your kids ask to see it! When the kids are at least teens, then it's probably okay to let them know the truth--that this is a great little comedy.


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