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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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Reverend Oates
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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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gang | drugs | police | crack cocaine | power | See more »

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Where survival depends on friends, trust and power... An organized crime family out to run this city is up against cops who knows its streets. 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:

New Jack City  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,624,253 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Vanessa Williams. See more »

Goofs

As Nino, Gee Money and the Duh Duh Man are traveling in the Jeep, they go from St. Nicholas Avenue to 7th Avenue and back between shots and without changing avenues. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Appleton: I should have killed you myself, bitch!
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I'M STILL WAITING
Written by H. Randall Davis
Produced by Randy Ran
Performed by Johnny Gill
Courtesy of Motown Record Company L.P.
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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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