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 »
Jada Pinkett Smith,
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The city of Newark, New Jersey refused to allow filming in city limits. See more »
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 »
Don't Shut Down on a Player
Written by Al, Ill, LG and TonyP
Produced by The LG Experience and LoRIDeR for Trackworkz, Inc. and LG Productions
Performed by Ill Al Skratch
Courtesy of Mercury Records See more »
I lived in that area (Hoboken and Jersey City)for about ten years. This film certainly captures the feel of that time and place. The dialogue is very good, the music is right and scenarios realistic. As another poster said, it looks almost like a documentary.
I like the way it humanizes these kids, who probably would have rather have been born in Westchester, but fall into what kids fall into. It just so happens that area is pretty rough.
They over-demonize the cops quite a bit, but that's to be expected. I'd say the acting is good all-around, too.
It gives the viewer some sense of how this idiocy is caused and gets blown out-of-proportion. Hopefully, the new mayor of Newark is making progress.
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