I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

It’s tough to be a black hero.

When Wayans’ brother dies from an overdose of gold chains, he takes on the gangsters of the city with help from a few veterans. In Mr. Wayans’ attempt to turn himself into a black Mel Brooks, we get an enthusiastic but empty spoof of blaxploitation flicks with the requisite amount of sex, violence, tough guys and simpleminded gangster plots. Casey, Hayes and Brown act as if they’re still in those old movies, which is a good thing, but this is too silly and not funny enough.

1988-U.S. 85 min. Color. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Cast: Keenen Ivory Wayans (Jack Spade), Bernie Casey (John Slade), Antonio Fargas (Flyguy), Steve James, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown… John Vernon, Damon Wayans, Chris Rock. Cameo: Robert Townsend.

Trivia: Fred Williamson was allegedly asked to make an appearance, but declined.

Quote: “Yes, we marched on the Federal building. Five hundred of us young brothers, full of outrage. They were hiring that day. The brothers came with guns; they left with jobs. Oh, yes, whitey is very tricky.” (Clarence Williams III)

Two stars

Published by Stefan Hedmark 2007-10-25 11:50

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