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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 »

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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

When Shame and Mendoza square off in the final fight scene, Mendoza fights in the style of Muy Thai; utilizing his elbows and knees more than his fists and feet. See more »

Goofs

At the end before peaches gets caught by Mendoza inside the mall, she was hiding behind the mall's water source, accidently turns it on and crawls away, as she crawls away you can see through the water source's marble a reflecion of a crew member crawling as well, meaning he's behind the camera of the shooting scene. See more »

Quotes

Shame: I'll go take me a shower and pretend that I didn't wake up in The Crying Game!
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Connections

References Vega$ (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Power
Written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benitez), Luca Anzilotti (as John Garrett III), The 45 King (as Mark James), Chill Rob G (as Robert Frazier) and Toni C.
Performed by Chill Rob G
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, A Division of ERG
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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An Underrated Action Comedy
1 August 2017 | by jonathanmark-77048See all my reviews

Plot: 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.

This is easily my favorite Keenan Ivory Wayans directed film. This combines action and comedy very well within its story. The cast all play their roles very well, especially Keenan and Jada Pinkett Smith who delivers some of the funniest lines of the movie. The jokes don't feel forced and help drive the story forwarded unlike a lot of comedies these days who like to repeat the same joke over and over again. I wish more comedies nowadays were more like this.

Overall, A Low Down Dirty Shame is a very underrated action comedy that delivers on the laughs, action, and has s good straight forwarded story That holds its own. Check this out if you haven't seen it, you will not regret it.


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