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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?


Oran 'Juice' Jones (Snappy Nappy Dugout) is most famous for his 1986 Grammy-nominated hit "The Rain". See more »


When Bishop and "Q" are on the ground of the roof in the final fight scene, you can briefly see a foot of somebody else in the corner of the screen even though they are supposed to be alone on the rooftop. See more »


Bishop: That's bullshit! I got more control over your life than you do.
Steel: How you figure that?
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Features John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946) See more »


Bodega Juice
Written & Performed by Bobby Torres
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Classic film about friends
22 October 2001 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Juice is a classic film about four friends and the chocies they make and the consquences. The cast all give memorable performances in particular Tupac Shakur as Bishop. The film also features a young Omar Epps. The soundtrack is also one of the best soundtracks ever made for a hip hop film. I love this movie.

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