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Jason's Lyric (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 September 1994 (USA)
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The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his own insecurities about love as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled younger brother Joshua (... 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, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his own insecurities about love as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled younger brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an assistant manager and sales clerk at a T.V. store falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and mentally ill war veteran father, Maddog (Forest Whitaker) plague his life's plans 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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Release Date:

28 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amicizie pericolose  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,851,521 (USA)
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Trivia

During the bank robbery scene, the bank parking lot is located off Allen Parkway at the entrance to Eleanor Tinsley Park. In real life, no buildings are located in this particular location. See more »

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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

Gloria: [after Josh assembles a massive feast, Gloria begins to throw it all away] Mama, what are you doing? What are you doing? Ma, I made this for you! Stop it, now! I just bought that shit!
Gloria: [Continuing to throw everything away] Drug money.
Joshua Alexander: See, how you know I didn't get it the honest way? Huh? How you know that?
Gloria: Every time you come out, I pray it'll be different, but it's always the same! Always the same.
[Grabs the main course]
Joshua Alexander: [Grabs it from her] Not the roast, Mama. I spent $25 on that. What are you ...
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Many Rivers to Cross
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Oleta Adams
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Good, But Could Have Been Better
30 June 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film pretty much came out at a time when more and more films featuring blacks in positive images were coming out. This film came out around the same time as another film that Jada Pinkett was in, The Inkwell. However, this film tries to be three films at once. First its a story about the tragic events in the brother's past. The second story is almost an urban version of "Romeo and Juliet". The third plot revolves around how Jason's brother constantly gets into trouble leading to his tragic end. The love story would have been enough for me because it shows that African Americans can have very loving relationships and can be romantic. Unfortunately, in the end it turns into a typical bloody shootout, but it does have a twist ending and that helped to save it.


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