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Don't Be a Menace... (1996)

Cast: Shawn Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, more...
Director: Paris Barclay, Paris Barclay
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Studio: Miramax
Genre: Comedies, Parodies
Running Time: 89 min.
Languages: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
Much as Keenen Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka parodied the basic elements of 70's blaxploitation pictures, this film written by and starring his younger brothers Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans pokes fun at the gritty "reality check" films of the 1990's, such as Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society and New Jack City. When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke reefer), he falls in with his gang-banging cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), who along with the requisite pistols and Uzi carries a thermo-nuclear warhead for self-defense. Will Ashtray keep living the straight life or will he join up with Loc Dog's gangsta homeboys? And is his romance with self-styled poet Dashiki (Tracey Cherelle Jones) going to go anywhere? Big brother Keenen has a small role as a mailman. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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STILL FUNNY!!!!! by ABernstineIII July 7, 2008 - 2:21 PM PDT
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I saw this when it orig came out and laughed till it hurt. Watched it again in 08' and laughed even harder. This is/was ahead of it's time. One of the WAYNES Bros. best!!!!!

Classic in it's own right by Sanjer November 17, 2005 - 5:16 PM PST
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen, way ahead of their time... must see!!!




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Over The Top & Out Of This World !!!
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Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something completly different. Movies that are off beat, over the top, or just plain "campy". Recomended for a Friday or Saturday night.
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