I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
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Let’s go back to 1988 for the hilarious “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”
Soldier Jack Spade returns home to Any Ghetto, U.S.A. after receiving news that his brother, Junebug, died of an “OG” – an overdosing on gold chains.
Surveying the old neighborhood, Jack observes the effect of gold chains on his community and desires revenge not only for his brother’s death, but for the community at large. He vows to destroy Mr. Big, the neighborhood chain lord responsible for the epidemic that claimed Junebug’s life.
Jack asks for the aid of his childhood idol and local hero John Slade in planning the demise of Mr. Big’s empire. Together, they form a team including Kung Fu Joe, Flyguy, Slammer, and Hammer.
With the help of his crew, Jack sets out to take down Mr. Big and the gold trade in his streets.
In typical Wayan family tradition, the movie is a parody of classic 70’s blaxploitation films written, directed and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans in his feature film directorial debut.
The movie stars many of those actors from those films in the 70’s including NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, and Isaac Hayes.
Also featured in the movie are Kadeem Hardison, Ja’net Dubois, John Witherspoon, Damon Wayans, Clarence Williams III, and Chris Rock.
The film’s main villain, “Mr. Big,” was played by John Vernon… yes, Dean Wormer from Animal House.
The movie was budgeted for 3 million dollars and grossed over 13 million at the box office, not too shabby a rate of return there! Keenan and “the Family Wayans” would go on to get the green light for “In Living Colour” on Fox soon thereafter.
Source: Sal Amato