Im Gonna Git You Sucka Cast: “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” is a classic comedy film released in 1988. It stands as a homage to the blaxploitation genre that gained popularity in the 1970s. Directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans, the film is known for its sharp satire, hilarious characters, and its role in revitalizing interest in blaxploitation cinema.
|December 14, 1988 (limited) January 11, 1989 (wide)
Im Gonna Git You Sucka Cast
The film boasts a talented ensemble cast that includes:
- Keenen Ivory Wayans as Jack Spade: The film’s protagonist, who returns to his old neighborhood to avenge his brother’s death and take down Mr. Big.
- Bernie Casey as John Slade: A former blaxploitation hero who becomes Jack’s mentor in his quest.
- Antonio Fargas as Flyguy: A flamboyant and stylish character who provides comic relief.
- Isaac Hayes as Hammer: A hilarious parody of the iconic blaxploitation character Shaft.
- Jim Brown as Slammer: Another former blaxploitation star who joins Jack’s mission.
- Ja’net Dubois as Belle Brown-Spade: Jack’s mother and a humorous figure in the film.
- Damon Wayans as Leonard: Jack’s younger brother, whose death sets the plot in motion.
- Kadeem Hardison as Willie: A young, enthusiastic recruit in Jack’s quest.
- Chris Rock as Rib Joint Customer: A brief but memorable appearance by the comedy legend.
- John Witherspoon as Reverend At Junebug’s Funeral
- John Vernon as “Mr. Big”
- Steve James as Joe “Kung Fu Joe”
- Dawnn Lewis as Cheryl Spade
- Kim Wayans as Nightclub Singer
- Nadia Wayans as Bar Patron
- Eve Plumb as Kalinga’s Wife
- Anne-Marie Johnson as “Cherry”
- Tony Cox as Wayne Evans
- Clarence Williams III as Kalinga
- Hawthorne James as Sam “One-Eyed Sam”
- David Alan Grier as Newsman
- Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans as Pedestrians
- Robin Harris as The Bartender
- Gary Owens as Pimp of The Year Pageant Announcer
- Ariana Richards as Little Girl
- Lawrence Parker as himself
- John Witherspoon as Reverend
- Derrick Jones as himself
- Robert Townsend (uncredited)
- Peggy Lipton (uncredited)
- Clu Gulager as Lieutenant Baker
The film is set in a fictional urban neighborhood suffering from the devastating effects of a new drug called “Goldie.” Jack Spade, a soldier who escaped the neighborhood’s troubles, returns home upon learning about his brother’s death due to a Goldie overdose. He decides to clean up the streets and avenge his brother by taking down the mastermind behind the drug trade, Mr. Big.
With the help of his charismatic mentor, John Slade, and a motley crew of former blaxploitation heroes, Jack sets out on his mission. The group, composed of larger-than-life characters like Flyguy, Hammer, and Slammer, parodies the archetypal blaxploitation heroes while providing plenty of comedic moments.
The film unfolds with a mix of slapstick humor, clever satire, and action-packed sequences as Jack and his crew confront Mr. Big’s henchmen and navigate various absurd situations. Jack’s determination to bring justice to his neighborhood leads to an entertaining and over-the-top climax.
“Im Gonna Git You Sucka Cast” remains a beloved classic in the world of comedy and blaxploitation cinema. Keenen Ivory Wayans’ clever writing, direction, and performance, along with the talented ensemble cast, ensured that the film would be remembered for its hilarious parody of a genre that had left an indelible mark on American film history.