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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shame tells the bodyguard/thug (played by Sven-Ole Thorsen) to "say hello to Arnold for me" before hitting him with the gun. Thorsen has appeared on screen in nine different Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, did stunts and training for actors and stuntmen in many others, and was actually introduced to the movie business by Arnold, who knew him from when they used to do bodybuilding competitions together. See more »

Goofs

During the scene at the mall when the two women are being exchanged on the escalators, Angela is seen behind Shame. You can tell it is the actress because you can see her eyes blinking. Then Shame put a mannequin on the escalator as to trick Mendoza. Later we learn that Angela is hiding in a storage room. See more »

Quotes

Bernard: [after Shame lies about him and Wayman] He's lying! Don't believe him, Bernard. Don't believe him.
Shame: Oh, you didn't say that last night when we was in bed together, girl!
Bernard: You *slept* with him? You *slut*!
[slaps Wayman senseless]
Wayman: Bernard?
Shame: Save your tears, honey, you never had a chance! Coffee's good with cream but better when it's black!
Bernard: Don't you ever, *ever* call me again. And you "Mr. Coffee", if you like some steamed milk with your double espresso, I'm your man!
Wayman: Bernard, I'm sorry! I promise ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

GOTTA GET YO' GROOVE ON
Written by James Harris III (p/k/a Jimmy Jam), Terry Lewis and Tevin Campbell
Performed by Tevin Campbell
Courtesy of Qwest Records
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You Might Like It, You Might Not
16 September 2008 | by ichocolatSee all my reviews

There are some films that you can't decide whether the film is good or bad. On whether the film is worth the watch or you're better off doing some other more meaningful things. This film is one of it.

As I said, you might like it, you might not.

The acting a little bit over the top, but I think that's what the producer intended to do. The jokes may at times be quite crude, but maybe it's exactly the way it was suppose to be.

Worth a mention here is Jada Pinkett acting. She's quite good ! And I like her hairstyle too. Not that it has any bearing of the quality of acting though, just wanted to let you guys know.

Over all, the film is nice to watch, if you don't take it seriously.


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