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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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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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Film debut of Vanessa Williams. See more »

Goofs

No cop would show up to testify at a trial with sunglasses on and put his feet up on the front of the witness stand, as Scotty does in the closing court scenes. Officers who testify are instructed to come in suits and don't sit like they're in their basement watching TV. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Appleton: I wanna shoot you so bad, my dick's hard!
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Soundtracks

LIVING FOR THE CITY
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Troop and Levert
Rap by Queen Latifah
Troop and Levert appear courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Queen Latifah appears courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Wesley Snipes Should Have Been Nominated
12 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one great movie, but the thing that really made it special was Wesley Snipes portrayal of a totally despicable character in Nino Brown. He didn't portray Nino as the stereotypical drug dealer. Instead he portrayed Nino as a highly intelligent man who you wonder what would have happened if he had put his intelligence to more productive pursuits. Also, Ice-T wasn't bad in his first major role and you can see how much he has improved by watching Law and Order: SVU.

This is not your typical movie about the drug culture.


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