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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Wayans ... Ashtray
Marlon Wayans ... Loc Dog
Tracey Cherelle Jones ... Dashiki
Chris Spencer ... Preach
Suli McCullough Suli McCullough ... Crazy Legs
Darrel Heath ... Toothpick (as Darrell Heath)
Helen Martin ... Loc Dog's Grandma
Isaiah Barnes ... Doo Rag
Lahmard J. Tate ... Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Mailman
Keith Morris ... Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans Craig Wayans ... Thug #1
Casey Lee ... Birthday Boy Thug
Joe Scott Joe Scott ... Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
Kim Wayans ... Mrs. Johnson
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Storyline

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "Higher Learning" and "Juice". We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. Crazy stuff happens. For example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog's grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough. Written by Rune Dahl Fitjar <rfitjar@online.no>

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Taglines:

Finally, the movie that proves that Justice isn't always Poetic, Jungle Fever isn't always pretty, and Higher Learning can be a waste of time.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug content and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Be a Menace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,109,115
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Damon Wayans was the only member of the Wayans family not to appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Crazy Legs' wheelchair gets hit by the drive-by bullet you can hear him scream as he is starting to roll down the ramp, but his mouth is not open. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mailman: Message!
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Crazy Credits

Robert Schimmel is listed in the opening credits, yet he does not appear anywhere in the film, and is missing from the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Give It Up
Written by Dalvin DeGrate (as D. Degrate), K-Ci Hailey (as C. Hailey), Jo Jo Hailey (as J. Hailey)
Dalvin Degrate Muzik/LBN Publishing/Cord Kayla Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Jodeci
Produced by Dalvin DeGrate (as Mr. Dalvin)
Jodeci appears courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records, Inc.
(P) 1996 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Excellently funny, not to be missed
14 October 1999 | by Blade-83See all my reviews

This film is one of the best spoof films i have seen in a while. The Wanyes brothers bring their unique comedy style to a great comedy. i suppose you have to have seen all of the films which they are making fun of to fully appreciate the comedy but once you have seen Menace II Society, Boyz 'n' the Hood, Friday And Higher Learning you will want to watch this film over and over again


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