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

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A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance Boyz n the Hood (1991), South Central (1992), Menace II Society (1993), Higher Learning (1995) and Juice (1992).

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Paris Barclay
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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 ... 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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"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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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 »

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Trivia

This movie is a parody of the movie "Menance II Society".It stared Jada Pinkett before she was known as Jada Pinkett Smith . See more »

Goofs

In the prologue as Ashtray gets out of his mother's red car, the crew is reflected in the car on the drivers side. See more »

Quotes

Loc Dog's Mom: [speaking to Ashtray] Pass me that shit over there.
[Ashtray retrieves a container labeled "shit" from the spice rack and hands it to her]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version contains the following alternate scenes: Loc Dog's chat with the thug chick at the barbecue is extended; After Ashtray is released from jail Loc Dog, Preach and Crazy Legs play a game of Po'Nopoly; Loc Dog's dream is shown at the Old School scene; During Toothpick's drive by, instead of Ashtray running away he tries to save Dashiki, making more sense why he is suddenly lying on the ground; When grandma is said to have the "juice", she chops the guy's head off and puts it in her purse, referring to 'Dead Presidents'. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Dead Presidents (1995) See more »

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Winter Warz
Written by Ghostface Killah (as D. Coles), Masta Killa (as E. Turner), U-God (as L. Hawkins),
Cappadonna (as D. Hill), Raekwon (as C. Woods), RZA (as R. Diggs)
Ramecca Publishing/WuTang Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, U-God and Cappadonna
Produced by RZA (as The Rza) for Wu-Tang Productions
Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, U-God and Raekwon appear courtesy of Loud Records
Cappadonna appears courtesy of Razor Sharp Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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The Wayans brothers do it again.
29 April 1999 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

Besides having a title that is funny in itself, Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood is one of the funniest movies this decade. It spoofs such black films as Boyz N' Tha Hood, Dead Presidents, Juice, Menace II Society, and South Central with such hilarity that you'll be repeating its many classic lines over and over again for months. Wayans brothers who started on In Living Clor and made the hilarious 1988 movie I'm Gonn Git U Sucka do it again with this long overdue spoof of movie that are extremely serious. Classic lines and memorable scenes saturate this movie beginning to end. All characters are well acted and comic pacing and sight gags are at a peak not reached since Top Secret or Naked Gun. Multiple viewings add to the fun. Hilarious. I was foolin` y`all! Those was jokes!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,112,884, 14 January 1996

Gross USA:

$20,109,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,949,601
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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