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

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A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance Boyz n the Hood (1991), South Central (1992), Menace II Society (1993), Higher Learning (1995) and Juice (1992).


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  • Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
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31 March 2000 | joswalt
8
| Hits more often than it misses
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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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.


Quotes

Ashtray's Cellmate: If you hit a man, in time his wounds will heal. If you steal from a man, you can replace what you've stolen. But always cross in the green, never in between. Because the honorable Elijah Muhammad Ali floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. ...


Goofs

(around 26 min.) The boom mic is reflected on the black car.


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.


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'.


Soundtracks

Don't Give Up
Written by
Stanley Brown (as S. Brown), Donald Lawrence (as D. Lawrence)
Stan Brown Music/Songs by D. Publishing
Admin. by Crystal Aire Publishing (BMI)
Performed by The Island Inspirational All-Stars featuring Kirk Franklin and The Family,
Hezekiah Walker and The Fellowship Choir, Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers & Karen Clark Sheard (as Karen Clark-Sheard)
Produced by Stanley Brown
Co-Produced by Donald Lawrence
Kirk Franklin and The Family appear courtesy of Gospocentric Records
Hezekiah Walker and The Fellowship Choir appear courtesy of Benson Records
(P) 1995 Island Records, Inc., a PolyGram Company

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Genres

Comedy | Crime

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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