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Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 1999

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Innocent young black man Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) is forced to move into a tough Los Angeles slum with his family, including his oddly streetwise, pot-smoking grandma (Helen Martin). Before long, Ashtray's nuclear-armed gangster cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans) introduces him to a bizarrely comic crime underworld. Luckily, Ashtray falls for urban poet Dashiki (Tracey Cherelle Jones), and she convinces him to go straight -- but he must deal with her manic ex-boyfriend Toothpick (Darrel Heath).

Cast: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Chris Spencer, Suli McCullough, Darrel Heath, Helen Martin, Isaiah Barnes

Director: Paris Barclay

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Ivory Way Productions

Keywords: 1990s, Growing up, Los Angeles, Love interest, Love, Cheeky, Offbeat, Playful