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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Shame
Charles S. Dutton ... Rothmiller
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Peaches (as Jada Pinkett)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Angela (as Salli Richardson)
Andrew Divoff ... Mendoza
Corwin Hawkins Corwin Hawkins ... Wayman
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Luis (as Gary Cervantes)
Gregory Sierra ... Captain Nunez
Kim Wayans ... Diane
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Bernard
Chris Spencer ... Benny (as Christopher Spencer)
Devin DeVasquez ... Mendoza's Girl (as Devin Devasquez)
John Capodice ... Mob Boss
Craig Ng ... Chun Yung Fat (as Craig Ryan Ng)
Don Diamont ... Chad
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Storyline

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also deal with two women, Angela, a beautiful old flame, and Peaches, his energetic but annoying sidekick. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's armed and dangerously funny.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Cool See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$29,392,418
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Fields auditioned for the role of Peaches that later went to Jada Pickett-Smith. See more »

Goofs

After the bad guys try to kill Shame while he is driving the jeep, he uses the jeeps 4 wheel drive to drive over their car from front to back. He then backs his jeep into the back of their car. He pulls forward, so he can ram them again. And suddenly the bad guys car has turned 90 degrees to the right. Shame then backs into the side of their car sending them rolling off the cliff. Before he backs into them for the second time, they should have still been rear to rear. See more »

Quotes

Angela: [after Angela has knocked Peaches to the ground during their fight] Don't hear you talking shit now. Thought you were gonna BEAT
[Angela kicks Peaches in the ribs]
Angela: my ASS
[Angela kicks Peaches in the ribs again]
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Connections

Referenced in V.I.P.: Loh-Down Dirty Shame (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Down 4 Whateva
Written by Larry "Rock" Campbell, Lateece Wallace, Onyea Ponder, Jazzie B (as B. Romeo),
Simon Law (as S. Law), Caron Wheeler (as C. Wheeler), P. Hooper
Performed by Nuttin' Nyce
Courtesy of Jive Records/Pocketown Records
contains sample of "Back To Life"
Written by B. Romeo, S. Law, C. Wheeler, P. Hooper
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Low Down Dirty Amusement
5 December 2004 | by Misspoe93See all my reviews

I found this movie to be quite over the top. Sure, the mass destruction is reminiscent of the Blues Brothers. Sure, the action and hype is quite over-rated. That's what makes Keenan Ivory Wayans the talent that he is. I find that I like to watch this movie when I am down in the dumps and in need of a distraction.

Jada Pinkett (later Smith) shines in this role. I have a sneaking suspicion that she's quite a lot like this character in real life. She made this movie, and I think it launched her for future good acting roles. Girlfriend doesn't ride Will's coatails, she's established on her own in my book.

The characters in the movie needed to be taken at face value, that was all they were worth. If you took an instant dislike to any of them, you were supposed to. The plot is a no brainer, and the jokes were quite funny even if you view this movie excessively. You WILL catch yourself wandering around saying lines from the movie....a true mark of a decent film.

I recommend it for a burst of energy on an otherwise boring weeknight. Happy viewing.


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