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Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".


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


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 things take an unexpected turn. Only the four friends know what happened, but one of them is out for himself. Written by Stevenson

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In the Ghettos of Harlem you don't buy respect earn it. See more »

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:

Uma Questão de Respeito  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)


$20,146,880 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[last lines]
Kid: Yo, you got the juice now, man.
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Referenced in Premium (2006) See more »


Ooh Aah
Written by Richard Walters, Harold Bailey, Jr., Alvin Campbell, Ashley Cooper, Franklyn Campbell, Sidonia Thorpe, Louis Marriott
Performed by Fabulous Five
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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23 March 2004 | by (Westbury, NY) – See all my reviews

Juice is an urban drama set in early 90's New York City. It is the story of four friends who each look to gain respect in the neighborhood one way or another. Q(Epps), Raheem (Kain), Steel (Jermaine ...), and Bishop (The Late? Tupac)have good chemistry as the group of friends looking to earn some props around the way. The standout performances were from Tupac and Epps. There are many cameos by famous hip-hop celebrities in the film. The story is good and there are many memorable lines for those who enjoy this genre.

The cinematography by Dixon gives you the feel of Harlem during that era. This will go down as a classic hip-hop film with a great soundtrack. All-in-all this film is a must have if you are a fan of the genre, and a decent pick-up if you are not particularly fond of these types of films.



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