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

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Written by and starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, this irreverent, comic spoof chronicles the exploits of a young black man whose mother returns him to the 'hood to live and learn from his father.

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Cast

Shawn Wayans
as Ashtray
Suli McCullough
as Crazy Legs
Helen Martin
as Loc Dog's Grandma
Lahmard J. Tate
as Ashtray's Father
Keith Morris
as Dave the Crackhead
Craig Wayans
as Thug No. 1
Twist
as Brithday Boy Thug
Joe 'Nub' Scott
as Birthday Cake Boy
Kim Wayans
as Mrs. Johnson
Vivica A. Fox
as Ashtray's Mother
Lee Scott
as Flashback Girl
Marian Reynolds
as Flashback Mother
Tommy Morgan
as Car Jacker
Virginia Watson
as Loc Dog's Mom
Gabriel Alexander
as Jheri Curl Kid
Scott Randle
as Doughboy
Reginald Green
as Gang Member
Kwame Ganon
as Driver with Curlers
Warren 'Zubari' Washington
as Cellular Phone No. 1
Don 'Mazi' Mitchell
as Cellular Phone No. 2
Toshi Toda
as Korean Store Owner
Tamayo Otsuki
as Korean Woman
Ahmad Reese
as Low Rider Gangsta
Lester Barrie
as Preacher
Omar Epps
as Malik
Cynthia Madvig
as Secretary
James Van Patten
as Harvard Man
Alan Abelew
as Recruiter
Robert Michael Adler
as Man in White Coat
Don Reed
as Driving Instructor
Bernie Mac
as Officer Self Hatred
Mik Scriba
as Officer with Bullhorn
Kirk Kinder
as Prison Guard
Aj Jamal
as The Cellmate
Antonio Fargas
as Old School
LaWanda Page
as Old School's Mom
Guy Torry
as Doo Rag's Father
Travon Jamar
as Drug Thug No. 1
Damien Dante Wayans
as Cousin with Bag
Paula Jai Parker
as Drunk Party Girl
Lisa Morgan
as Sabomboo
Tiara English
as La Quanda
Xavier Cook
as Child Support Man
J.W. Smith
as Detective Cliche
Kelly Vaughn
as Snowflake
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  • Nov 24, 2014
    Indicative of the kind of comedy the Wayans brothers would make for the next decade, this film threads spoofs through a story about racial discourse. At the time films about the realities of hood life ("Friday," "Boyz n the Hood," "Menace II Society,") were ubiquitous. Taking the template of "Boyz n the Hood," the film follows Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) as he goes to live with his father and learn the tough reality of a life of poverty, gang warfare, and the endemic problems in his community. The film spoofs all the mainstays of the genre, including the one hopeful college bound student's demise, the love interest having many children, and the violence of gangs (and their elaborate tattoos). The film mostly pokes fun at the genre, but also has interesting gags, in-references, and silly slapstick that's all its own. It peters out near the end, because it needs to tie together all the plots, but overall this is a perfectly goofy spoof. Many memorable lines and characters make this a must watch comedy gem, and remains a pivotal start for the Wayans brothers comedy saga.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2011
    Critics don't understand a movie like this. This is strictly made for the audience and for laughter at the outrageous things the Wayan bros do. I Liked it.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2011
    very funny film from the scary movie crew. This film takes on the boys of the hood & various other films that followed in its wake. not for all but extremely funny when it hits.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2010
    So over the top and insane that it's hilarious on most of it's attempts. A genre parody film about life in the hood, the Wayans brothers may offend some people but if you have a tolerance for such comedy it's worth a watch.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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