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"Juice" is about 4 inner-city teens who get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as 'the juice'.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Q
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Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
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Cindy Herron ...
Yolanda
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Radames
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Brian (as George O. Gore)
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Q's Mother
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Keesha (as Idina Harris)
Victor Campos ...
Quiles
Eric Payne ...
Frank
Sharon Cook ...
Record Store Clerk
Darien Berry ...
Blizzard
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Storyline

4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but the lunatic Bishop intentionally shoots the clerk for no apparent reason. They run into an alley where Raheem tells Bishop to give him the gun, they fight, and Raheem gets shot. Only the other 3 know what happened, and Bishop wants to get rid of them too. Written by Stevenson

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Taglines:

Power. Respect. Juice. How far would you go to get it? See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel Town 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,146,880 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Tupac Shakur often walked off the set during filming. As a prank, Hopkins told Shakur that he was being fired from the film. When Shakur found out that it was not true, he started a physical altercation with Hopkins. See more »

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After Q, Bishop and Raheem are driven away by the clerk, they run around the corner. When Steel arrives, Bishop has a cigarette in his hand. In the next shot the cigarette vanishes. See more »

Quotes

Bishop: [when Radames is running from the police] I think we lost them.
[shoots Radames]
Bishop: Riverside, motherfucker.
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So You Want to Be a Gangster
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Performed by Too $hort (as Too $hort)
Produced by Ant Banks
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Gritty, hard-boiled streets drama

Top performances from Epps and Shakur make this film watchable, the story a fairly mundane one of street youth gangs drifting into crime in search of kicks, streetcred and "juice" (or power). Shakur is the nutter who leads the way on a downward spiral, eager to get involved in any crazy venture and leading his more cautious friends down with him, Epps the good kid hoping to escape the ghetto life through his DJing skills. Uniformly good acting especially from the two leads, cameos from Queen Latifah and Samuel L. Jackson, tense atmosphere and a funny, slang-heavy script all act in its favour, but a lack of originality and a rather mediocre ending bring it down a notch or two. Worth a look if it's your scene though.


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