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A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Shame
Charles S. Dutton ... Rothmiller
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Peaches (as Jada Pinkett)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Angela (as Salli Richardson)
Andrew Divoff ... Mendoza
Corwin Hawkins Corwin Hawkins ... Wayman
Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Luis (as Gary Cervantes)
Gregory Sierra ... Captain Nunez
Kim Wayans ... Diane
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Bernard
Chris Spencer ... Benny (as Christopher Spencer)
Devin DeVasquez ... Mendoza's Girl (as Devin Devasquez)
John Capodice ... Mob Boss
Craig Ng ... Chun Yung Fat (as Craig Ryan Ng)
Don Diamont ... Chad
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Storyline

A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronting the criminal responsible for Shame's expulsion from the force. He must also deal with two women, Angela, a beautiful old flame, and Peaches, his energetic but annoying sidekick. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's armed and dangerously funny.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Cool See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$29,392,418
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Kim Wayans and Jada Pinket Smith who both appears in the movie starred earlier in their careers in A Different World tv show. See more »

Goofs

When Shame calls the boutique owner pretending to be the radio DJ, he claims to be from radio station "82.3". An FM radio dial starts at 87.5, so 82.3 is way too low for a radio frequency. See more »

Quotes

Shame: [to Chun Yung Fat] You. Nice and slow, toss those over to me.
[Chun Yung Fat throws the bag of diamonds between Shame and the Mob Boss' Bodyguard]
Shame: [to the bodyguard] Now, if I bend down to pick those up, are you gonna try to kill me?
Shame: [He doesn't reply, so Shame takes off the bodyguard's sunglasses] Come on... be honest.
Mob Boss' Bodyguard: Fucking-a right. I'm gonna kill your ass!
[Shame kicks him in the balls]
Mob Boss: [to the bodyguard] You stupid fuck!
Shame: Say hi to Arnold!
[Knocks the bodyguard out]
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Connections

Referenced in The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Power
Written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benitez), Luca Anzilotti (as John Garrett III), The 45 King (as Mark James), Chill Rob G (as Robert Frazier) and Toni C.
Performed by Chill Rob G
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, A Division of ERG
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Barely Amusing
2 August 2001 | by hillariSee all my reviews

It was a shame that this movie couldn't have been 1) funny, and 2) faster paced. The plot was full of tired detective story cliches, including a plucky assistant who wants to get more involved in the action, a beautiful gun moll, and the cop who's main purpose is to berate the detective. Include stereotypical Hispanic gangsters, stereotypical gay men, and a friend of the cop who may not be whom he seems, and it adds up to poorly executed film. There were too many scenes that failed to move the plot along. In many spots, the movie came to a dead stop. Waynans, who did such great work on TV's "In Living Color", doesn't bring the same high quality to this movie. I'm glad I didn't see this in theaters when it was released. It doesn't make for a good video rental, either.


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