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Juice (1992)

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Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

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Ernest R. Dickerson (story), Gerard Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Epps ... Q
Tupac Shakur ... Bishop
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Khalil Kain ... Raheem
Cindy Herron Cindy Herron ... Yolanda
Vincent Laresca ... Radames
Samuel L. Jackson ... Trip
George Gore II ... Brian (as George O. Gore)
Grace Garland ... Q's Mother
Queen Latifah ... Ruffhouse M.C.
Bruklin Harris ... Keesha (as Idina Harris)
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Quiles
Eric Payne ... Frank
Sharon Cook Sharon Cook ... Record Store Clerk
Darien Berry Darien Berry ... Blizzard
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Storyline

4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but things take an unexpected turn. Only the four friends know what happened, but one of them is out for himself. Written by Stevenson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Power. Respect. Juice. How far would you go to get it? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Questão de Respeito See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,146,880
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Island World See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Special Ed, who played Keesha's boyfriend, originally auditioned for the part of Raheem. See more »

Goofs

After Q, Bishop and Raheem are driven away by the clerk, they run around the corner. When Steel arrives, Bishop has a cigarette in his hand. In the next shot the cigarette vanishes. See more »

Quotes

Bishop: What you know about control, Big chops? What you ever control?
Steel: I control my life.
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoot 'Em Up
Written by B-Real, Senen Reyes and Larry Muggerud
Performed by Cypress Hill (as Cypress Hill Crew)
Produced by Larry Muggerud (as DJ Muggs) for The Soul Assassins
Courtesy of Ruffhouse / Columbia Records
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Gritty, hard-boiled streets drama
8 May 2000 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

Top performances from Epps and Shakur make this film watchable, the story a fairly mundane one of street youth gangs drifting into crime in search of kicks, streetcred and "juice" (or power). Shakur is the nutter who leads the way on a downward spiral, eager to get involved in any crazy venture and leading his more cautious friends down with him, Epps the good kid hoping to escape the ghetto life through his DJing skills. Uniformly good acting especially from the two leads, cameos from Queen Latifah and Samuel L. Jackson, tense atmosphere and a funny, slang-heavy script all act in its favour, but a lack of originality and a rather mediocre ending bring it down a notch or two. Worth a look if it's your scene though.


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