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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 American crime comedy parody film directed by Paris Barclay, that was written by and starring Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans. The film was released on January 26, 1996. The film spoofs films such as Juice, Menace 2 Society, Poetic Justice, South Central, Friday, Boyz in the Hood, New Jack City, Above the Rim, and more.


The film follows Ashtray (Tray, for short) moving back with his father and trying to survive living in the hood with the help of his psychotic cousin, Loc Dog.


  • Shawn Wayans as Ashtray
  • Marlon Wayans as Loc Dong
  • Lamard Tate as Ashtray's father
  • Vivica A. Fox as Ashtray's mother
  • Tracey Cherelle Jones as Dashiki
  • Helen Martin as Grandma
  • Chris Spencer as Preach
  • Suli McCullough as Crazy Legs
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans as The Mailman
  • Bernie Mac as Officer Self Hatred