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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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An ex-cop, now a private detective, takes on the search for the millions stolen by a drug lord.
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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


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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He's armed and dangerously funny.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The history of the love triangle between Shame, Angela and Mendoza is never explained in a linear fashion. But it is known that Angela was with Mendoza first. It is likely that while he was a cop, Shame was assigned to somehow get close to Mendoza and did so through Angela; falling in love with her in the process. See more »


Filled propane tanks are never kept in doors. See more »


Bernard: Calm down.
Wayman: [on the floor convulsing] : Oh, no.
Bernard: Calm down! It's not blood, just wine.
Bernard: And the nominees for best actress in a groovy nightclub drama... Miss Wayman Harrington!
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References The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »


La Bamba
Arranged by Ritchie Valens
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User Reviews

Movie is so funny
23 March 1999 | by NylaSee all my reviews

This movie was so funny! Peaches (Jada Pinkett) and Shame (Keenen Ivory Wayans) made a good team. There were so many funny scenes especially when Shame had 3 dogs chasing him and he started singing a song by James Brown and he woke up in bed with a guy in his bed. Oh also my favorite part was when, Peaches punched out a soap opera actor because his character had sex with one of the other characters that she didn't like. There are so many other funny parts in this move. I'm hoping that Wayans will consider making a sequel to this movie. I wonder what Peaches and Shame will be up to next. If you haven't seen this movie yet, rent it and you won't be disappointed.

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Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Low Down Dirty Shame See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,970,574, 27 November 1994

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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