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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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Robert Jason Jackson ...
Lionel Gentry
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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

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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Midget: Why don't you get a job motherfucker? Be all you can be.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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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
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Best True-to-Life Movie, even still..
12 December 2002 | by (Poconos, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Being from eastern PA, right on the border of Northern New Jersey, I still get a feeling like this was a documentary more so than a movie. I have friends from New York and New Jersey and this film represents the kind of lifestyle that "still" exists today in lower income area's outside of the "Big City" lifestyle. If you have not seen this movie and ever wondered what REALLY goes on in the urban jungle, check this movie out. No really big name actors, its as if they just pulled these guys off the street and said act, which adds to the realism of the movie, the performances are FANTASTIC none the less! SEE THIS FILM!


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