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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

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".

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 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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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,112,884, 14 January 1996

Gross USA:

$20,109,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,949,601
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Company Credits

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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

Dashiki's home address is 6969 Penetration Avenue, a comment on her promiscuity. Loc Dog's address is 187 Drive By Boulevard. See more »

Goofs

After Ashtray gets out of his mother's red car in the beginning the crew is reflected in the car on the drivers side. 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 »

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 Higher Learning (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Be Wasting My Time
As Performed by Mona Lisa featuring Lost Boyz (One Dread One Ball Head Version)
Written by A. Antione, A. Evans, J. Austin, T. Patterson, G. Duncan, Lost Boyz
Mass Avenue Music/Motown Tunes
Administered by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc./Vanessa Music Corp./My Two Sons Publishing
All rights administered by The Clyde Otis Music Group/Mr. Sex Publishing (ASCAP)
Original Version Produced by Andre Evans and Bob Antoine for Mass Avenue Productions
One Dread One Ball Head Version Produced by Tim Dawg (as Buttnaked Tim Dawg) and Mr. Sex 4 One Dread One Ball Head Productions
Co-Produced by Stanley Brown
Contains a sample of "MC's Act Like They Don't Know"
Performed by KRS-One (as KRS-ONE)
Written by KRS-One (as L. Parker) and C. Martin
Published by B.D.P. Music (administered by Zomba Recording Corp.)/EMI-April Music, Inc./Gifted Pearl Music
Courtesy of Jive Records/Zomba Recording Corporation.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Lost Boyz appear courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records, Inc.
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company
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Really funny but...
8 November 2004 | by fibreopticSee all my reviews

You have to watch a few other movies first to really appreciate this. The main two movies you have to watch first is Menace II Society and Boyz N The Hood. 'Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood' spoofs these two to the max but if you haven't seen these two movies most of this movie will be lost on you. It pretty much is good from beginning to end and i can't think of anything bad to say about it. I particularly like the scene with Officer Self Hatred. This movie isn't a total spoof of movies with a couple of original jokes here and there. The Wayans brothers are good in whatever movie they are in so go watch 'White Chicks' and the first two Scary Movie's. If you like this then i also recommend 'CB4' which is equally hilarious. 9/10


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