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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, 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eddie Murphy came up with the original idea and the title for the film during a conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Wayans asked Murphy's permission to use the idea. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Spade is injured in the building, he wraps a bandage around his right index finger. Once the fight scene is over and he's outside with Cheryl, Slade, and his mother, the bandage is on his left index finger. See more »

Quotes

John Slade: I'm talkin' about one last score. A chance to take it to the man, one more time. Are you with me?
Slammer: What the fuck; I ain't killed nobody in a long time.
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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 Kenan & Kel: I'm Gonna Get You Kenan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Written by Norman Whitfield & William Bryant II
Produced by Charles Kent Wilson & Ronnie J. Wilson
Performed by The Gap Band
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That's the Shakespere!!!!!
7 September 2000 | by Cyclops-13See all my reviews

Where do you begin with this film. It had so much that was hilarious that I don't know where to begin. One of my all time favorite scenes is when they mock the stunt doubles and you have Jack Spade's mother who is about to beat up some thugs. She turns around and then suddenly the camera cuts from a black lady to a white male with a mustache and afro wig wearing the same clothes she is wearing, he does some back flips and then beats up the thugs. Then when the stuntman turns around, it's back to the actress playing Spade's Mother. I loved it.

If you don't see this movie it is a shame. Wayans did a wonderful job mocking the ridiculous exploitation movies of the seventies. The cost of the rental alone is worth watching the scene where the guy gets out of prison, and he has been incarcerated for so long that his clothes are out of style. You'll love the Pimp of the Year contest, Kung Fu Joe, the Big Brim Bar, Soul Train, Hammer, Slammer, Slade and Flyguy. The movie was a blast and you'll roll on the floor in hysteria watching as Ann Marie Johnson reveals her flaws to Jack Spade.

Rent this movie. You'll love it.


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