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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)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,851,521 (USA)
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Trivia

In real-life Suzanne Douglas was only 11 years older than Allen Payne. See more »

Goofs

With his right hand, Jason retrieves the flowers he bought for Lyric from the truck and hides them behind his back. When he hands them to her, he pulls them from under his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Lyric: Jason, I am TRYING to love you, but I don't want my heart broken. But that's exactly what you're gonna do if you keep trying to save a brother that don't want to be saved!
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Many Rivers to Cross
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Oleta Adams
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Intense. Unforgettable.
3 March 2000 | by See all my reviews



Boy meets girl. There are a mountain of movies that attempt to tell a love story and disappoint and fall flat. JASON'S LYRIC is... unforgettable -- a love movie to enjoy many times.

The greatest strength to this love story is the same as the key strength in the world-wide hit LONG VACATION tv series exported from Japan: as the story unfolds the viewer deeply and personally cares about the boy and the girl. The characters become real and we feel as they feel. Intense. Unforgettable.

Highly recommended, but keep in mind that there is grit, drugs and depictions of violence in this movie.


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