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New Jersey Drive (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  19 April 1995 (USA)
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Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

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Midget
Saul Stein ...
Roscoe
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Rene Petty
Andre Moore ...
Ritchie
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Tiny Dime (as Donald Adeosun Faison)
Conrad Meertins Jr. ...
P-Nut
Devin Eggleston ...
Jamal
Koran C. Thomas ...
Ronnie
Michele Morgan ...
Coreen
Samantha Brown ...
Jackie Petty
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Prosecutor
Robert Jason Jackson ...
Lionel Gentry
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Judge
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Bo-Kane (as Dwight Errington Myers)
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Storyline

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their neighbourhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts when they steal a police car and the cops launch a violent offensive that involves beating and even shoo- ting suspects. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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The only things that matters is the ride.

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and some violence, drugs and drinking | See all certifications »
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19 April 1995 (USA)  »

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Rua da Violência  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The city of Newark, New Jersey refused to allow filming in city limits. See more »

Goofs

In the supermarket parking lot, Jason is riding along with Midget inside a Mitsubishi Mirage sedan casing out victims. Later, as Roscoe is looking at surveillance tape of the incident, the car is a Ford Escort 5-door hatchback. See more »

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Midget: Here, go feed your family while you're at it.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Before I Let Go
Written by Frankie Beverly (as F. Beverly)
Produced by Frankie Beverly for Amazement Music, Inc.
Performed by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Courtesy of CEMA Special Markets
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The most entertaining `Growing up in the hood movie` ever made!
30 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is explosive!Probably the most entertaining `Growing up in the hood movie` ever.Its made very realistic and has a brutal story of survival and police brutality against juvenile offenders.You never get board because there's something going on every time,from start to finish,and the sound track makes it even better.Its like a documentary of juvenile delinquency,mostly car thefts,and life in the toughest black suburbs in New Jersey.

Based on reality,true in every way!


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