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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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Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
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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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Don't Be a Menace  »

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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

A trailer for the film included the tagline, "It's the only movie released this year with fourteen words in its title" See more »

Goofs

During the final drive-by scene Doo Rag is seen on the lawn before toothpick and his gang starts shooting but when Ashtray runs away from the house during the shootout, in another shot we see Doo Rag just arriving. See more »

Quotes

Grandma: Ashtray! You little bitch ass motherfucker! Come over here and give your grandma a hug!
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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 Colors (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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