August 10th, 2012: I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

Cast and Crew:  Keenen Ivory Wayans (Director, Screenwriter); David Michael Frank (Music); Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes, Steve James, Antonio Fargas, Jim Brown, John Vernon, Ja’net Dubois

What It’s About: A parody of Blaxploitation films, this movie follows an Army vet seeking revenge on crime boss Mr. Big for the cause of his brother’s death by overdose on gold chains.

Why Watch it Today?: The term “Blaxploitation” was coined in The Hollywood Reporter on this date in 1972.

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