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Jason's Lyric (1994)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 September 1994 (USA)
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The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He ... See full summary »

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Jason Alexander
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Lyric (as Jada Pinkett)
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Joshua Alexander
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Alonzo
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Rat
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Gloria
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Marti
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Ron
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Maddog
Asheamu Earl Randle ...
Teddy
Clarence Whitmore ...
Elmo
Rushion McDonald ...
Fast Freddy
Curtis von Burrell ...
Darryl
Bebe Drake ...
Ms. Murphy
Kenneth Randle ...
Leroy
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The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and crazy father Maddog (played by Forest Whitaker) come back to haunt him before he can leave it all for a better life. Written by anonymous

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Love is courage.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language, and for drug use | See all certifications »

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28 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amicizie pericolose  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,851,521 (USA)
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The film originally received an "X" rating, but after a few seconds were edited from the sex scenes it received an "R" instead. See more »

Goofs

The bank and the bank parking lot during the robbery scene are not in the same location; the parking lot is located in the Eleanor Tinsley Park complex off Allen Parkway west of Downtown Houston. See more »

Quotes

Jason Alexander: I've never flown in a plane before.
Lyric: Sometimes you don't need a plane to fly.
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Performed by Oleta Adams
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The most personally captivating movie since "Imitation of Life".
11 May 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California, USA) – See all my reviews

All of the characters had a back history. I could see the cause and effect (why the characters were the way they were) in the film. The actors were believable. Each time I watch it (at least twice a week), I see something new. "Jason's Lyric" has inspired me to get on the bus and stop watching it go past. The symbolism in the movie was refreshing. The cinematography was excellent as well, every part of the film enhanced the whole. "Jason" gave me hope that a man can commit in a relationship; he just has to want to do it. He made me dream again of lovely words and warm embraces. "Lyric" assured me that closing up was not the answer but trying to love again is the way to get the magic back....


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