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New Jack City (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  8 March 1991 (USA)
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A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

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Storyline

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They're a new breed of gangster. The new public enemy. The new family of crime. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Novo Paraíso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,624,253 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Story is largely based on a real-life Detroit gang known as The Chambers Brothers. Writer Barry Michael Cooper got the idea for the film after visiting Detroit and learning about the gang's exploits. See more »

Goofs

The type of car on the Metro-North train changes in between shots as Detective Appleton is chasing Pooky. See more »

Quotes

[about a room used for freebasing]
Pooky: They call it the Enterprise Room, man, because it's for people who wanna be beamed up to Scotty.
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Referenced in Road to 'New Jack City' (2005) See more »

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LYRICS 2 THE RHYTHM
Written by T. Marie, T. Armstrong, R. Smith, T. Hutchinson & Grandmaster Flash (as J. Saddler)
Produced by Grandmaster Flash
Performed by Essence
Courtesy of Giant Records
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A must for all fans of Mafia-type movies.
3 January 2000 | by (ayrshier, scotland, uk) – See all my reviews

This is a very stylish movie. All the elements seem to have combined to give it a very distinctive look and feel. The soundtrack is excellent and complements the story perfectly, almost like it is a part of the story. All the performances are great but special mention has to go to Wesley Snipes and the great Judd Nelson/Ice T double act. Okay the plot doesn't really tax your brain but if you are a fan of gangster movies or want a bit of mindless entertainment then you won't go wrong with this film.


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