- Subtitles: Spanish & French
- Closed-Captioned (CC) (English)
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 9, 2001
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 01/13/1989
"...Cheerful and gag-filled....Nostalgia, silliness, and genuinely unpredictable humor..."
USA Today - 01/26/1989
"...Funny....A heartstring yank for moviegoers of a certain age and taste....This may be the first time anybody has waxed nostalgic about the 1970s..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/21/1995
Los Angeles Times - 02/17/1989
"...Funny stuff....Wayans shows a refreshing taste for self-mockery..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
A hilarious "Soul Cinema" send-up, this ultra-slick, urban action comedy blows 70's blaxploitation movies right out of the 'hood! Featuring the very funny Wayans family (Keenen, Damon and Kim), Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Isaac Hayes, Jim Brown, Ja'net DuBois, David Alan Grier, Kadeem Hardison and Chris Rock, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
is a perfect "mixture of nostalgia, silliness and genuinely unpredictable humor" (The New York Times
Jack Spade, a goody-goody war hero with medals for short-hand, returns to the ghetto to discover that his brother, Junebug, has OG'd (Over-Golded) on jewelry. Jack swears revenge against the local gang boss, Mr. Big, and sets off to enlist an army of Shaft, Superfly and Black Caesar look-a-likes. They don't come easy, cheap -- or young -- but they do have nice clothes and enough firepower left in them to practically destroy Mr. Big's Big Brim Bar where the bad guys wear -- you guessed it -- big hats!
Keenen Ivory Wayans's directorial debut is an outrageous satire of "Blaxploitation" films and features some of the genre's heroes in self-parodying roles.
Wayans stars as Jack Spade, a man who returns home from the army to find that his brother has died of an overdose of gold chains -- all provided by the nefarious Mr. Big. So Jack embarks on a mission to gather all the most famous 1970's action heroes (all accompanied by heroic theme music) to wage war against Mr. Big. But things don't go smoothly for Jack and his makeshift commandoes, and eventually Jack finds that he must face Mr. Big alone -- and earn his own theme music.
- Keenan Ivory Wayan's directorial debut.
- Produced for United Artists by Ivory Way, Raymond Katz Productions and Front Films.
- Color by DeLuxe.