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New Jack City (1991)

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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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Cast

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Frankie Needles
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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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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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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  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$47,624,253 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The chase between Scotty and Pookie was improvised. The original idea was for the chase to be a car chase, but the movie had gone over budget and was in danger of being shut down. Chris Rock, instead, hopped on a bicycle, and Ice-T chased him on foot. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Pooky is riding away on a bike. When he is riding down the stairs you can see that it is not the same bike. The handlebars are different. As he starts off it is a straight bar, when going down the stairs it is lower and has a pad on the cross bar. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Appleton: I don't know about you, man. But I'm ready to kill Nino Brown.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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(THERE YOU GO) TELLING ME NO AGAIN
Written and Produced by Keith Sweat and Bobby Wooten
Performed by Keith Sweat
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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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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