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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 overview, first billed only:
... Ashtray
... Loc Dog
... Dashiki
... Preach
Suli McCullough ... Crazy Legs
Darrel Heath ... Toothpick (as Darrell Heath)
... Loc Dog's Grandma
Isaiah Barnes ... Doo Rag
... Ashtray's Father (as Lahmard Tate)
... Mailman
... Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans ... Thug #1
... Birthday Boy Thug
Joe Scott ... Birthday Cake Boy (as Joe 'Nub' Scott)
... 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.

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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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Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Don't Be a Menace  »

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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

Dashiki: Now kids, what do we say to a man that Mommy just met?
Kids: Are you my daddy?
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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 »

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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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Hits more often than it misses
31 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, along with director Paris Barclay, have created a very humorous satire of the flood of films recently dealing with African-American life in the ghettos of inner-cities of America. "Boyz in the Hood" and "Menace II Society" are among the films at which the Wayans brothers poke fun. "Don't be a Menace..." follows the story of Ashtray(Shawn Wayans) as he wades through a series of episodes in Barclay's "hood." He lives with his father, who is "only a couple of years older than him." Among the lessons his father teaches him are: "No smokin' my shit, no drinkin' my shit, and if you bring any of them hos up in here, make sure I fuck 'em first", and (drinking and driving)"That shit is fun, man!" No stereotype or politically-correct boundary is too sacred for the Wayans brothers to poke fun at. Some of the jokes hit, some miss, and the fun will definitely be increased by those who have seen the films that "Don't Be A Menace..." frequently jests. Not extremely culturally-important fare, but a good laugh, nonetheless.


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