On this day in comedy A Low Down Dirty Shame was released by Buena Vista Pictures.
Written, directed and starring Keenan Ivory Wayans, this action/ comedy cast him as a disgraced private detective. His agency is about to go under when he gets a cold case involving a drug lord he thought he’d killed long ago. It turns out the dealer’s old girlfriend, who was also Wayans’s girlfriend stole $20 million of drug money and is now being sought by the still alive drug lord. Wayans assistant, Peaches, tries to help, but ends up a hostage. To add to his troubles, his old time partner has turned on him. By the time it’s all wrapped up people are dead, but Wayans and Peaches (Jada Pinkett) find love and keep $5 million of the recovered illegal money to take a long vacation.
A Low Down Dirty Shame co-stars Charles S. Dutton as Wayans traitor partner. Salli Richardson plays the thieving girlfriend on the run and Gregory Sierra is the police captain looking for an excuse to throw Wayans behind bars. The film also features Chris Spencer and Kim Wayans. With original music by Marcus Miller, A Low Down Dirty Shame was shot on a budget of $10 million and grossed $29,392,418 at the box office.
By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton