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).

Director:

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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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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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

Lexi Bigham (driver instructor) was in "South Central". One of the films being spoofed. See more »

Goofs

When Toothpick and his gang are leaving the confrontation with Loc Dog and Ashtray at the "40's & 9's" store, they drive in reverse in a Pontiac GTO. However, you hear a gear change - Pontiac GTO's didn't come with two or more reverse speeds. See more »

Quotes

Ashtray: Having a gun doesn't give you any power. You wanna know where the real power is?
Doo Rag: In the bullets!
Ashtray: No! In The books! See, Doo Rag, your mind - it is like a gun, and you wanna load it up with little... bitty... bullets... of knowledge.
Mailman: [as a baby in a crib] 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 »

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

References Jason's Lyric (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Freak It Out
Written by Doug E. Fresh (as D. Davis), B. Moody, Luther Campbell (as L. Campbell)
Frankie Cutlass (as F. Malaze)
Performed by Doug E. Fresh featuring Luther Campbell (as Luke)
Entertaining Music, Inc./B. Moody/Pac Jam Publishing/Cutlass Music (BMI)
Produced by Frankie Cutlass
Co-Produced by Doug E. Fresh, Barry B & Shim Sham
Doug E. Fresh appears courtesy of Gee Street/Island Records Ltd.
(P) 1995 Island Records Ltd.
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood See more »

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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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