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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

The first words heard in the film, when the studio logo appears on the screen, "You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge," which is the opening line of the N.W.A. song "Straight Outta Compton." This is odd because that's a West Coast song and this film is set in New York City. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic shadow on Scotty's hat on the beach. See more »

Quotes

Nino Brown: I never liked you anyway, Pretty Motherfucka!
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Connections

Referenced in The Arsenio Hall Show: Episode dated 6 March 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

THE SHOW
Written by Doug E. Fresh (as Douglas Davis) and Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
Performed by Doug E. Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew
Courtesy of Danya Records Ltd.
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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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