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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,030,057
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Peter McCarthy persuaded John Cusack, with whom he had worked before, to appear in the last big shoot-out scene as a delivery boy. He was shot multiple times and was burned by several of the nearly 20 squibs attached to his body. They didn't use the scene. See more »

Goofs

During the Stolen TV Race, the dogs run past the runners. In the next scene the dogs are behind the runners, chasing them again. See more »

Quotes

Slammer: What makes you think you can be a Black hero?
Jack Spade: I'm an ex-football player.
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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 Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I'Mo Get U Sucka
Written & Performed by KRS-One (as KRS-ONE)
For Boogie Down Productions
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Sverely Underrated
17 September 2011 | by derrickbaileySee all my reviews

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is an undeniable Cult Classic for black people or people who love blaxploitatation movies of the 1970's. If you laughed zero times at this movie, this means you don't get it and probably shouldn't be watching Im Gonna Get You Sucka. For a person that knows blaxploitation films it's easily spoofable. Blaxploitation films are hilarious by nature. Low budget, bad acting, and a bunch of people who think they know martial arts. If you're not a person that has watched your grandpa, grandma, mother, and father watch hours upon hours of blaxploitation films of course it would appear hard to spoof. Blaxploitation is far more than just Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree. Bernie Casey, Jim Brown, and Isacc Hayes have been in more blaxploitation films than you could shake a stick at. they lend their knowledge to the cast of characters and puts the true flavor of blaxploitation films on the screen for you to see.

This movie does an excellent job of capturing the essence of what made blaxploitation films funny and uses it to I'm Gonna Git You Sucka's advantage. Comedic timing and popular characters inhabit this movie from beginning to end. If this movie isn't funny then you don't know funny. You especially don't know black urban humor funny. Some try to liken this movie to Airplane. It isn't Airplane it's a totally different type of humor. It's Im Gonna Git You Sucka.....Sucka!!


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