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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Jack Spade
Bernie Casey ... John Slade
Antonio Fargas ... Flyguy
Steve James ... Kung Fu Joe
Isaac Hayes ... Hammer
Jim Brown ... Slammer
Ja'net DuBois ... Ma Bell
Dawnn Lewis ... Cheryl
John Vernon ... Mr. Big
Clu Gulager ... Lt. Baker
Kadeem Hardison ... Willie
Damon Wayans ... Leonard
George James George James ... Bruno
Marc Figueroa Marc Figueroa ... Knuckles
Robert Colbert ... Farrell
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Storyline

Jack Spade returns home from the army in his old ghetto neighborhood when his brother, Junebug dies from O.G. - over gold. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crime lord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the '70s. Written by lisakoffler1967@gmail.com

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Taglines:

It's tough to be a black hero. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,588, 16 December 1988

Gross USA:

$13,030,057
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the sequence in Kalinga's headquarters, the theme to "The Brady Bunch" can be heard. Kalinga's wife is played by Eve Plumb, best known for playing Jan in The Brady Bunch. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Spade is injured in the building, he wraps a bandage around his right index finger. Once the fight scene is over and he's outside with Cheryl, Slade, and his mother, the bandage is on his left index finger. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl: Well, after you left, he started getting into drugs and stuff. Things got really bad when he...
Jack Spade: Well, what? Cheryl, come on!
Cheryl: He started wearing gold chains, Jack.
Jack Spade: Oh, God, no!
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Crazy Credits

Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) crawls up to a cop at the scene of the film's final confrontation: "Slade. I must find Slade." [rips off his shirt] "Kung Fu Joe is here!" Cop: "Sorry buddy. They've already gone." [walks away] Kung Fu Joe: [calls after him] "Yo brother, do you got a bandaid?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) See more »

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Magic Man
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HaHaHa,Gasp! Wheeze!hahahahaha
8 February 2002 | by sweetty0924See all my reviews

I really feel sorry for those who don't "get" this movie. I believe that it is the best of the parody genre, I've ever seen. I stoically believe in my critique because I've seen every movie that "Sucka" parodied. I grew up watching blaxploitation films. They were being cranked out at blinding speed at that time, and the highlight of my circle of friends, was planning our Friday nights around the premieres and plotting which "superfine" guy with the biggest Afro would take us out. I was in junior high school and life was good. Fast-forward 15 years to 1988 (I saw this film for the first time in the year of its release), where my memories were jumpstarted and slapped into a frenzy of flashbacks. Recalling particular scenes of movies that at the tender age of 14 I had taken seriously, and now saw how funny and ridiculous they were. For example: the demonic PMS scene was reminiscent of "Abby",our version of The Exorcist, or Kung Fu Joe spoofing "Three The Hard Way". Wayans spoofery of those films along with the then-timely use of 'truck jewelry' as an inciting incident in this film was much too much for me to take. I laughed till I had to take a puff from my inhaler (and I don't even have asthma!)I'm sure this film will seem funny to those who never experienced the blaxploitation scene from its inception. But for those who did, you will laugh yo'ass off, you jive-turkey,you! P.S.A recent viewing of this film gave me the idea to have what we call '70's parties. We now dress up twice a year with all the Afro wigs, white lipstick, and crocheted mini's we can find. We have a blast and quote some of the worst dialogue ever written. Who says movies aren't inspirational?


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