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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fishbone: standing to the left of the doorway when Flyguy comes out and struts down the street. The band are likely meant to be playing Flyguy's theme music. 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

Willie: I heard you screamin' from all the way over there, and...
Leonard: I wasn't screamin', all right?
Willie: But I heard you...
Leonard: I wasn't screamin'! I was whistling!
Willie: You was whistling "Willie, help get this bitch off of me"?
Leonard: Yeah!
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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

References Halloween (1978) 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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Brilliant spoof
7 August 2003 | by sammysnakesSee all my reviews

Spoof can either be very funny or very unfunny. I think its much harder to make a funny spoof movie than most people think. None of the wayans brothers films are perfect, all of them have their fair share of unfunny jokes, but they also all have moments of absolute hilarity. I think this is by far the funniest one. Classic moments include Willie pointlessly pretending jack shot him, the funeral scene, and most of all, Chris Rock's cameo as the cheapest customer in the world (F*ck the cup, jus pour it into my hands for a dime!) Dont watch it if your after intellectual brilliance, watch it if your after a good laugh.


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