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 Caesarlook-a-likes, that is. They don’t come easy, cheap or youngbut they do have nice clothes and enough firepower left in them to practically destroy Mr. Big’s Big Brim Bar where the bad guys wearyou guessed itbig hats!From Keenan Ivory Wayans, the man who brought us Jim Carrey (initially just one of the bunch on Wayans’s television comedy-sketch show, In Living Color), comes I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), a comedy spoof on the blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Wayans plays Jack Spade, an army private just returning from the service. He comes home to find his younger brother June Bug dead of a overdose of gold chains (an “O.G.”) He vows revenge, and with the help of some of the neighborhood’s old school heroes including Flyguy (Antonio Fargas), Kung Fu Joe (Steve James), Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (football star Jim Brown), and John Slade (Bernie Casey), Spade wages a war against Mr. Big, the neighborhood crime lord.
In the tradition of Airplane! and Naked Gun, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka pokes fun through satire and offensive comedy. The film also features some of the players that would end up on In Living Color and has appearances from such varied actors as Clarence Williams III, Eve Plumb (better known to most as Jan Brady), and Chris Rock as a rib-joint customer. –Shannon Gee
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