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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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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 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)  »

Also Known As:

Mafia de New Jersey  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A lot of the cast also appeared in the TV show New York Undercover. 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 »

Quotes

Midget: Man, watch your mouth. Can't you see what I'm doin' here?
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Flip Squad's In Da House
Written by Shock-G (as G. Jacobs), E. Humphrey, Bootsy Collins (as B. Collins),
George Clinton (as G. Clinton), Junie Morrison (as W. Morrison), B. Simmons
Produced by Funkmaster Flex for Flip Squad Productions
Performed by Flip Squad Allstars Featuring Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap
Courtesy of Stress Entertainment
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1 September 2001 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

This is a very realistic movie. It's the most realistic I've seen on urban youth. The actors were great. I will look out for more films by Gomez. I had never heard of the film until someone mentioned it recently. I bought it on DVD. I was impressed. I haven't seen anything come close to life as I know it in Philadelphia. This comes real close - in fact, one scene where there is an accident (I won't spoil and give details), reminded me of a nearly identical situation in Philadelphia. At first I thought Gomez took the scene from that real-life event, but then I realized that he made the film a few years before that situation. I also agree with the point that this film didn't try to broaden its appeal by putting in Hollywood crap. Gomez also directed "Laws of Gravity" - I am eager to see it.


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