I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans Run Time: 88 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1988
Starring: Isaac Hayes, John Vernon, Kadeem Hardison, Steve James, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Casey, Damon Wayans, Jim Brown, Keenen Ivory Wayans
It’s tough to be a black hero but Jack Spade takes a crack at it anyway in I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA. Presented in 35mm!
To this day, my stand-up act pretty much is me. It’s my life, my experiences, my point of view — that’s what my act will always be. – Keenan Ivory Wayans
Keenan Ivory Wayans writes, directs and stars in this blaxploitation spoof. Wayans plays Jack Spade, an earnest soldier who comes back to the neighborhood (“Any Ghetto U.S.A.”) when he learns that his brother, Junebug, died from an overdose of gold chains. In order to get these deadly gold chains off the streets, Spade enlists the help of a troupe of 70s crime fighters to teach him what it takes to become a real black hero and to take down Mr. Big for good. Steeped in Wayans’s patented silliness, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka spoofs the genre with love and wit, and also shows off the comedian’s eye for spotting young talent (Chris Rock and most of the cast of In Living Color pop up in the film).
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (Late Nite).