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Juice (1992)

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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Q
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Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
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Cindy Herron ...
Yolanda
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Brian (as George O. Gore)
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Ruffhouse M.C.
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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 »


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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)

Gross USA:

$20,146,880
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Trivia

The DJ Announcement at the end of the movie during the End Credits came about during the Test Screenings which the audience wanted to know what happend to Q's character after the final confrontation with Bishop on the rooftop. The result was that Q did not go to jail after everything that happend and had his mix tape played on the radio on KISS-FM 98.7 in New York City and is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a professional DJ. See more »

Goofs

When Raheem walks over to take the gun from Bishop a gun can be seen in Bishop's left pocket. Bishop then pulls out a second gun from behind him with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Q: Bishop, you're crazy!
Bishop: You know what? Last time you said that, I was kinda trippin', right? But now, you're right. I am crazy. And you know what else? I don't give a fuck. I don't give a fuck about you. I don't give a fuck about Steel. I don't give a *fuck* about Raheem, either. I don't give a fuck about myself. Look, I ain't shit. And you less of a man than me, so as soon as I figure you ain't gon be shit, *pow*! So be it. You remember that, motherfucker. 'Cause I'm the one you need to be ...
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Soundtracks

People Get Ready (Remix)
Written by Jan Kincaid (as J. Kincaid), Andrew Levy (as A. Levy), Simon Bartholomew (as S. Bartholomew), Lascelles Gordon (as L. Gordon), Jim Wellman (as J. Wellman) and N'Dea Davenport (as N. Davenport)
Performed by The Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport
Produced by The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies and N'Dea Davenport Appear Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl Inc.
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A classic hip-hop film...as good today as when I first saw it
23 August 2003 | by 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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