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New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | | Crime, Drama | 19 April 1995 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jason Petty (as Sharron Corley)
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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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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 shooting 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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Crime | Drama

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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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Mafia de New Jersey  »

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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 P-Nut an Tiny Dime steal the black Honda the boom mic and a crew member are reflected on the drivers side door. See more »

Quotes

Midget: You done called backup on us, huh, bitch?
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Written by Kendrick Davis (as K.J. Davis) and DJ Premier (as C. Martin)
Produced by DJ Premier for Works of Mart, Inc.
Performed by Kendrick Davis (as Jeru the Damaja)
Courtesy of Payday/FFRR 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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