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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

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

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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel Town 2  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,146,880 (USA)
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Tocadisco's song "Nobody (Likes The Records That I Play)" is based on a sample (spoken by Queen Latifah) from this film. See more »

Goofs

When Q fights Bishop at the end, it's obvious he's wearing knee pads. Both when he emerges from the ladder and during the fight. 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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Is It Good to You
Written by Teddy Riley and Tammy Lucas
Performed by Teddy Riley featuring Tammy Lucas
Produced by Teddy Riley
Teddy Riley appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Tammy Lucas appears courtesy of Future Entertainment / MCA Records, Inc.
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A classic hip-hop film...as good today as when I first saw it
23 August 2003 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few, probably the only film in the urban youth genre, a la 'Boyz in the Hood' and 'Menace 2 Society' that I can truly appreciate. This film is as gritty and true to the life as the other films mentioned, but the story and acting in this film rises it above the rest. Tupac Shakur was excellent in his role as Bishop....he came through with a very intense and harrowing performance. If you need any convincing as to his talent, this film will show that. This was arguably Omar Epps' best performance, he was VERY convincing as 'Q'. Where a movie like 'Menace 2 Society' was just a showcase of the gang life, 'Juice' mixes that with an interesting and true-to-life story. It shows the struggle of black youth in a whole new light; I can't help but feel for Q and his friends because that is something that could happen to anyone. A classic for fans of hip-hop culture.

*** 1/2 out of **** stars.


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