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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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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

Loc Dog warns Ashtray about how promiscuous Dashiki is, and does so by saying, "She got more kids than Ms. Wayans." That is a joke in which the actor Marlon Wayans (Loc Dog) is referring to his own mother, who has ten children. Four of them are in the movie: him, Kim Wayans (Mrs. Johnson), Shawn Wayans (Ashtray), and Keenen Ivory Wayans, who has a cameo as the mailman. See more »

Goofs

On the outside of Ashtray's father's house, the doorknob is on the right side of the door, but when Ashtray first arrives, his father opens the door from the other side. See more »

Quotes

Preacher: And that's what God expects from His sheep, here at the Greater Ebenezer New Revival Tree of Life Institutional Double Rock on the Side of the Road to Jericho Missionary Baptist Church of Zion! And I said Mount Cavalry! Huh! Y'all gonna help me!
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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 Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Time to Shine
Written by R. Franklin, Lil' Kim (as K. Jones), T. Patterson
Clark's True Funk Music/Undeas Music, Inc. (BMI)/Vanessa Music Corp./My Two Sons Publishing
All rights administered by The Clyde Otis Music Group (ASCAP)
Performed by Lil' Kim (as Junior Mafia's "Lil Kim") featuring Mona Lisa
Produced by D.J. Clark Kent for Superman Productions
Contains a sample of "A Love of Your Own"
by Average White Band
Licensed by Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Bug Music Inc.
Written by Hamish Stuart, Joe's Songs Inc. (ASCAP) and Ned Doheny, Long Dog Music
Administered by Warner Chappell Music (ASCAP).
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Junior Mafia's "Lil Kim" appears courtesy of Undeas, Inc./Big Beat Records/Atlantic 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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