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

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Q
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Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
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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
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Frank
Sharon Cook ...
Record Store Clerk
Darien Berry ...
Blizzard
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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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Power. Respect. Juice. How far would you go to get it? See more »


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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:

Uma Questão de Respeito  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,146,880 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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: You know, Big Chops, I really wanted all this to work. But you and Q, you ain't crew no more.
[points gun at Steel]
Bishop: That's what it's all about. See how scared you are?
Steel: Don't you get tired of this shit? What the fuck you want from me?
Bishop: Nothin'.
[shoots Steel]
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Referenced in Private Parking (2008) See more »

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Word Up
Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PGD Inc.
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Juice
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.

Peace,

Buggieblade


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