I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

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Cast: Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

     
 

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One of the 1980s' classic cult comedies comes to DVD in a surprisingly sparse package. So sparse, in fact, that the only bonus feature present is a theatrical trailer. Visually the disc fares little better -- the picture is a little better than a new VHS copy and appears to have been prepared hastily at best. At least it's not pan and scan -- the original theatrical

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One of the 1980s' classic cult comedies comes to DVD in a surprisingly sparse package. So sparse, in fact, that the only bonus feature present is a theatrical trailer. Visually the disc fares little better -- the picture is a little better than a new VHS copy and appears to have been prepared hastily at best. At least it's not pan and scan -- the original theatrical ratio of 1.85:1 has been maintained. The disc's soundtrack is presented in a lackluster Dolby Pro-logic mix which has a mediocre bass presence but makes almost no use of the surround speakers. Overall, this disc reeks of being a victim of hasty production. The film was never a wild success but subsequent word of mouth has garnered it a cult following over the years, and it's a pity that more effort didn't go into the disc's production.

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As he was bursting on the scene as star of the TV variety series In Living Color, Keenen Ivory Wayans also made a confident and hilarious directing debut with I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! Featuring such exaggerated stereotypes as a pimp who awkwardly struts with miniature fish tanks in his shoes, and a small-timer who dies from wearing too many gold chains, the film amply demonstrates the daring of this humorist. Risking controversy, especially at a time when black filmmakers like Spike Lee were taking themselves very seriously, Wayans doesn't mind ridiculing and possibly offending his own people with such wild characterizations, knowing that the essentially lighthearted humor will win out. It does indeed, and Wayans gets plenty of cameo and leading role help, much of it from actors straight out of the blaxpoitation films he's satirizing. As zany as it is, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! alternates between highs and lows, episodes of incisiveness and moments of broad simplicity. But where it scores, it scores big, and the fact that the performers are such willing co-conspirators gives the impression that everyone is having a terrific time. The apparently selective Wayans seems able to sniff out a hit -- in part because of a questionable shift in focus to uneven acting vehicles, he didn't direct again until Scary Movie (2000), which became the highest grossing film not released by a major studio, 12 years later.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
UPC:
0027616857873
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
13,802

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: stereo Surround; French and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Bruno
Marc Figueroa Knuckles
Robert Colbert Farrell
Marilyn Coleman Funeral Mourner
Jester Hairston Pop
Hawthorne James One Eyed Sam
Anne-Marie Johnson Cherry
Gary Owens Himself
Eve Plumb Kalinga's Wife
Michael Goldfinger Sergeant
John Witherspoon Reverend
Homeselle Joy Mourner
Vickilyn Reynolds Sadie
Charles Cozart Anchorman
Brian Maguire Policeman
David Alan Grier Newsman
Ariana Richards Little Girl
Carl Craig Man in Love
Nancy Cheryl Davis Woman
Kim Wayans Nightclub Singer
Robin Harris Bartender at Sam's
Roy Fegan Dead Pimp
Bobby McGee Pimp
Ludie Washington Big Brim Bartender
Wren T. Brown Big Brim Pimp #2
Maria Diaz Bar Patron
Tony Cox Wayne Evans
Tom Wright Brothel Man
Michael Conn Officer
Chris Rock Rib Joint Customer
Liza Cruzat Bimbo
Peter McCarthy Weasel
Bentley Evans Crowd Member
Richard McGregor Gang Member
Tommy Morgan Referee
Shawn Wayans Pedestrian
King Cotton Slade's Theme Musician
Jim Daniels Slade's Theme Musician
Bob Gibson Slade's Theme Musician
Scott Morris Jack's Theme Musicians: BDP
Jesse Aragon Actor
Peggy Lipton Actor
Clarence Williams Kalinga
Eugene Robert Glazer Officer

Technical Credits
Keenen Ivory Wayans Director,Screenwriter
Eric Barrett Co-producer
Jaki Brown Casting
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Craig Co-producer
Melba Farquhar Production Designer
David Michael Frank Score Composer
Eric L. Gold Executive Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Raymond Katz Executive Producer
Peter McCarthy Co-producer
Michael R. Miller Editor
Oliver Moss Sound/Sound Designer
Robi Reed Casting
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt Asst. Director
Steve Semel Editor
Scott White Asst. Director

Scene Index

Scene Selections.
0. Scene Selections.
1. Title/Credits. [2:07]
2. O.G.'d. [6:42]
3. Junebug's Legacy. [7:48]
4. Need A Hero. [9:07]
5. Not A Boy Anymore. [8:26]
6. Piece By Piece. [8:27]
7. Dance Partners. [5:05]
8. Old School. [2:51]
9. Pimp of the Year. [3:25]
10. The Team, The Plan. [5:35]
11. Big Battle. [5:36]
12. Angry Mob. [4:11]
13. A Way In. [7:06]
14. Lone Soldier. [4:48]
15. Hero's Music. [2:24]
16. End Credits. [4:39]

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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All out classic flick