A Low Down Dirty Shame

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A Low Down Dirty Shame
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Produced by Eric L. Gold
Joe Roth
Lee R. Mayes
Michael Waxman
Roger Birnbaum
Written by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Starring Keenen Ivory Wayans
Charles S. Dutton
Jada Pinkett
Salli Richardson
Andrew Divoff
Music by Marcus Miller
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Edited by John F. Link
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • November 23, 1994 (1994-11-23)
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10,000,000[citation needed]
Box office $29,392,418[1]

A Low Down Dirty Shame is a 1994 action-comedy film, written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film also stars Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett, and Salli Richardson.


Andre Shame (Wayans) is a private detective formerly of the LAPD, who left the force after failing to crack the case on drug lord Ernesto Mendoza (Andrew Divoff). The investigation of Mendoza's case was a personal one for Shame, as his ex-girlfriend Angela (Salli Richardson) was caught in the middle of a love triangle with the two men. Years later, Sonny Rothmiller (Dutton), Shame's ex-colleague who is now working for the DEA, tells him that the Mendoza case is being re-opened, and though he has his doubts, Shame decides the case is too intriguing to pass on, and tells Sonny to count him in. The situation gets rather complicated when Shame's old flame Angela resurfaces in his life, and he also realizes that some of his allegiances aren't what, or whom, they seem to be on the surface.

Tagline: He's armed and dangerously funny.



A soundtrack containing hip hop and R&B music was released on November 8, 1994 by Hollywood Records and Jive Records. It peaked at #70 on the Billboard 200 and #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.


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