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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

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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
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 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 ...you 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

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,146,880 (USA)
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Trivia

Omar Epps stated in an interview that Tupac wanted to stay in character so much that he would aggressively ask cast and crew to call him "Bishop" insteaed of Tupac on set. 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

Trip: Just 'cause you pour syrup on something doesn't make it pancakes!
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Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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Graveyard Flyin'
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Performed by Bury Grave
Produced by Erick Sermon
Remixed by Erick Sermon
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2pacs amazing transformation
3 May 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Its hard to belive that Omar Epps was only about 18 while shooting this film & 2pac was only around 20, anyways this movie basically is a different style of african american movies, not showing that everyone in the hood deals with guns, but 2pacs personality had an amazing change in this movie, it was so realistic & his acting is just great. This is Omar Epps & 2pacs debut in movies & both acted very natural. This movie is a lot more convincing & realistic than Higher Learning, ive actually noticed that 2pac is an excellent most of his movies r heaps good e.g. Above the rim, gridlock'd & Gang Related. Anyways i was surprised at how good this film was. I rate this movie 8.5 / 10


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