A Low Down Dirty Shame

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

A Low Down Dirty Shame (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“A Low Down Dirty Shame” is an action-comedy film released in 1994, written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. The movie follows the adventures of private detective Andre Shame (played by Keenen Ivory Wayans) as he navigates a dangerous and humorous world of crime and deception.

Andre Shame is a former police officer turned private investigator, who now works on small cases and divorce investigations. When his ex-colleague and former lover, Peaches Jordan (played by Jada Pinkett), reaches out to him for help in locating a missing drug dealer, Shame finds himself entangled in a complex web of crime, corruption, and double-crossing.

As Shame delves deeper into the case, he discovers a conspiracy involving drug cartels, stolen diamonds, and a ruthless crime lord named Mendoza (played by Andrew Divoff). Along the way, he reunites with his old friend and partner, Wayman (played by Charles S. Dutton), and recruits a sassy and skilled computer expert, Angela (played by Salli Richardson), to aid him in the investigation.

The film is known for its action-packed sequences, witty dialogue, and comedic performances by the cast. Keenen Ivory Wayans brings his signature humor and charm to the role of Andre Shame, creating an entertaining and charismatic protagonist.

“A Low Down Dirty Shame” is a tongue-in-cheek homage to classic 1970s blaxploitation films, with a mix of action, comedy, and detective thriller elements. It pays homage to the genre while also subverting its conventions, resulting in a fresh and modern take on the formula.

The film received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, with some praising its humor and action, while others felt that it lacked originality and relied too heavily on genre clichés.

Despite the mixed critical reception, “A Low Down Dirty Shame” found an audience among fans of action-comedy films and became a cult favorite over the years. It remains a notable entry in Keenen Ivory Wayans’ filmography and is remembered for its energetic and humorous portrayal of a slick and daring private investigator.

Overall, “A Low Down Dirty Shame” is an entertaining and light-hearted action-comedy that offers a fun and nostalgic ride through the world of private investigation, crime, and humor. It showcases Keenen Ivory Wayans’ talents as a multi-talented filmmaker and actor, and it remains a fun and enjoyable watch for fans of the genre.

Additional Details


  • Keenen Ivory Wayans: Andre Shame
  • Jada Pinkett: Peaches
  • Andrew Divoff: Ernesto Mendoza
  • Charles S. Dutton: Sonny Rothmiller
  • Salli Richardson: Angela Flowers
  • Chris Spencer: Benny
  • Corwin Hawkins: Wayman
  • Don Diamont: Chad
  • Gary Cervantes: Luis
  • Gregory Sierra: Captain Nunez
  • Andrew Shaifer: Bernard
  • Kim Wayans: Diane
  • René Hicks: Hooker


  • Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Producer: Eric L. Gold, Joe Roth, Lee R. Mayes, Michael Waxman. Roger Birnbaum
  • Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans

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