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Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in this hilarious parody of blaxploitation films in the comedy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Jack Spade (Wayans) returns home from a hitch in the army to find his brother Junebug has died from an overdose of gold chains, leaving his widow Cheryl (Dawnn Lewis) and mother Ma Bell (Ja'net DuBois) alone to fend for themselves. Ma throws two inept thugs (Damon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison) sent by the evil white guy Mr. Big (John Vernon) down a flight of stairs. Junebug owes $5,000 to Mr. Big for his gold-chain addiction and tries to force Cheryl into prostitution to pay off the debt. Jack recruits his old friend to go after Mr. Big to seek revenge. John Slade (Bernie Casey), Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (Jim Brown) Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) and the former Pimp Of The Year Flyguy (Antonio Fargas) join up with Jack to avenge his brother' death. Chris Rock makes a brief appearance as the annoying customer who risks his life by irking rib joint owner Hammer. Funny and fast paced, the writing, acting, sight gags and cameos by Robert Townsend, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III, Eve Plumb (Jan from Eve Plumb), Kim Wayans, and Gary Owens makes this a must-see for any comedy fan. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:December 1, 1988


Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Jack Spade
Bernie Casey
as John Slade
Antonio Fargas
as Flyguy
Steve James
as Kung Fu Joe
Isaac Hayes
as Hammer
Jim Brown
as Slammer
Ja'net DuBois
as Ma Bell
Dawnn Lewis
as Cheryl
John Vernon
as Mr. Big
Robin Harris
as Bartender at Sam's
Wren T. Brown
as Big Brim Pimp #2
Anne-Marie Johnson
as Cherry
Clarence Williams III
as Kalinga
Chris Rock
as Rib Joint Customer
Michael Goldfinger
as Sergeant
Charles Cozart
as Anchorman
Gary Owens
as Himself
David Alan Grier
as Newsman
King Cotton
as Slade's Theme Musician
Hawthorne James
as One Eyed Sam
Marilyn Coleman
as Funeral Mourner
Jim Daniels
as Slade's Theme Musician
Michael Conn
as Officer
Tommy Morgan Jr.
as Referee
Ariana Richards
as Little Girl
Nancy Cheryl Davis
as Woman
Roy Fegan
as Dead Pimp
Peggy Lipton
Shawn Wayans
as Pedestrian
Carl Craig
as Man in Love
Ludie Washington
as Big Brim Bartender
Jester Hairston
as Pop
Bentley Evans
as Crowd Member
Kim Wayans
as Nightclub Singer
Tom Wright
as Brothel Man
Damon Wayans
as Leonard
Clu Gulager
as Lt. Baker
Marc Figueroa
as Knuckles
Eugene Robert Glazer
as Officer
Robert Colbert
as Farrell
John Witherspoon
as Reverend
Scott Morris
as Jack's Theme Musicians: BDP
Richard McGregor
as Gang Member
Jesse Aragon
Liza Cruzat
as Bimbo
Vickilyn Reynolds
as Sadie
Bobby McGee
as Pimp
Kadeem Hardison
as Willie
Homeselle Joy
as Mourner
Peter McCarthy
as Weasel
Brian Maguire
as Policeman
Tony Cox
as Wayne Evans


Keenen Ivory Wayans
Eric L. Gold
Raymond Katz
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Tom Richmond
Michael R. Miller
Catherine Hardwicke
Production Designer
Melba Farquhar
Production Designer
Peter McCarthy
Carl Craig
Eric Barrett
Raymond Katz
Executive Producer
Eric L. Gold
Executive Producer
Ruth E. Carter
Costume Designer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt
First Assistant Director
Jim Halty
Robi Reed
Jeanette Browning
Sound Recordist