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New Jersey Drive (1995)

R  |   |  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
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Coreen
Samantha Brown ...
Jackie Petty
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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

A gray early-'80s Honda Accord is stolen, and a joyride chase ensues. In many shots throughout, the gray car is a Toyota Camry. At the end of the scene, it's an Accord again. See more »

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Jason Petty: Back at school, I had to wait a half-an-hour because the metal detectors weren't working. Then somebody pulled the fire alarm. At that point, I just called it a day.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Funky Piano
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Produced by Field Niggaz
Performed by E. Bros
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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a successful car-jacking if you ask me...
12 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

New Jersey Drive is a very underrated movie to put it quite bluntly. As it's supposed to in urban movies, the street atmosphere was definitely there. The script was good because it showed a crrosroad as Jason's crew and the cops lives crossed paths, I don't wanna give this away though. Sharron Corley gives a good performance as the humble but tough Jason, as does Gabriel Casseus as the knucklehead Midget and Don Faison as Tiny Dime, etc., etc. It was also wonderfully directed by Nick Gomez and also stars Heavy D and Michele Morgan.

authentic street movie 10/10


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