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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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Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ...
Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
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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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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)  »

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Uma Questão de Respeito  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,146,880
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Trivia

Amongst the principal cast, Jermaine Hopkins had the most experience in film and television after being featured in the film "Lean On Me" and on the Dick Wolf produced drama H.E.L.P. which Writer/Director Ernest Dickerson had was involved in and featured star Wesley Snipes who Dickerson worked with on Spike Lee's Mo Better Blues and Jungle Fever. See more »

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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: That's bullshit! I got more control over your life than you do.
Steel: How you figure that?
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Word Up
Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
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Gritty, hard-boiled streets drama
8 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Top performances from Epps and Shakur make this film watchable, the story a fairly mundane one of street youth gangs drifting into crime in search of kicks, streetcred and "juice" (or power). Shakur is the nutter who leads the way on a downward spiral, eager to get involved in any crazy venture and leading his more cautious friends down with him, Epps the good kid hoping to escape the ghetto life through his DJing skills. Uniformly good acting especially from the two leads, cameos from Queen Latifah and Samuel L. Jackson, tense atmosphere and a funny, slang-heavy script all act in its favour, but a lack of originality and a rather mediocre ending bring it down a notch or two. Worth a look if it's your scene though.


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