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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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Jackie Petty
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Lionel Gentry
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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 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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New Jersey Drive  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The city of Newark, New Jersey refused to allow filming in city limits. See more »

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When Jason and Midget are at the supermarket casing the Lexus, there's a shot from outside their vehicle and Midget's window is down. Then the camera pans inside and the window is all the way up. See more »

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Judge: Our society tells us that they're criminals, hoodlums, animals. What I see everyday are confused children trying to find their way through a harsh and unforgiving world.
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Written by Dr. Butcher (as A. Venable) and M.F. Grimm Reaper
Produced by Dr. Butcher and M.F. Grimm Reaper
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True to life flick
30 January 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

New Jersey Drive is one of the most true to life flicks about urban life ever made. Nick Gomez carefully winds his tale into car thieves almost into greek tradgy. In the lead role as Jason, Shannon Corley shows great leading staus. Jason is played as a chratcer who wants a better life but is caught up with the street life. Gaberial Cassius as Midget is almost believeable. If you haven't seen this flick you should. It also has a pulse pounding soundtrack.


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