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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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Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
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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.

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Comedy | Crime

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

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,109,115
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| (2005 unrated)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The mailman played by Keenen Ivory Wayans who yells "Message!" all the time not only refers to the fact that he is delivering a letter while at the same time drawing attention to a message that the movie is delivering; it also spoofs the fact that writer/director John Singleton had a small cameo as a mailman in Boyz n the Hood (1991), one of the movies being parodied. See more »

Goofs

When Ash tray 1st arrives at his father's, he States that his father is just a few years older than he is. When his father ask him why he wasn't invited to the party Ash tray told him he had to be over 18 to attend. If that's the case Ash tray wouldn't be able to attend the party. See more »

Quotes

Ashtray: We didn't even do nothing.
Officer Self Hatred: What? You think you tough?
[pulls gun on Ashtray]
Officer Self Hatred: You ain't so tough now, little nigga. I hate your black bastards, you *stink*! I hate your black skin. I hate your black pants. I hate black pepper. I hate black keys on a piano. I hate my gums, because they're black. I hate Whoopi Goldberg's *lips*. I hate the back of Forrest Whittaker's neck. Huh? Most of all, I hate that black-ass Wesley Snipes.
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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

Spoofs Juice (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Sounds
Written by Tizone
Tizone Music/PayTown Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Lil Bud & Tizone
Produced by Tizone
Lil Bud & Tizone appear courtesy of SAG Records/Keia Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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This movie shows that stereotypes can be funny.
19 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Spoofing practically every "growing up in the hood" movie, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" is a laugh a minute. Following the adventures of Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) and Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans) in LA's black ghetto, it's one joke after another - the way that a Mel Brooks or Leslie Nielsen movie is. Probably the funniest scene is when they enter a convenience store. The owner, convinced that African-Americans would only enter his store to steal things, follows them around - while a rich white man comes in and proceeds to empty the place. Containing virtually every imaginable use of the N-word, "DBAMTSCWDYJITH" is pure hilarity. Those Wayans brothers have it down.


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