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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

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Taglines:

In the Ghettos of Harlem you don't buy respect ...you earn 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

One of the records that Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Steel (Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins), and Raheem (Khalil Kain) steal for Q (Omar Epps) at the record store early in the film, is by the rap group EpMD, who is featured in the scene where Blizzard (Darien Berry) holds up the bar with Q as a witness, soon after they leave the record store. Q steals the cassette tape of their album during the scene after distracting the female clerk by asking her out. See more »

Goofs

When Q fights Bishop at the end, it's obvious he's wearing knee pads. Both when he emerges from the ladder and during the fight. See more »

Quotes

Q's Mother: [First lines] Quincy, get up! It's after seven o'clock, and your gonna be late for school again. Quincy, did you not hear me? I said get up.
Q: [as he is waking up, under his breath] It's bullshit, yo.
Q's Mother: Excuse me young man, what did you just say?
Q: Nothing, ma.
Q's Mother: That's what I thought. Get up.
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Connections

Spoofed in Beetlejuice 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Uptown Anthem
Written by Vin Rock (as V. Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as A. Criss), DJ Kay Gee (as K. Gist)
Performed by Naughty By Nature (as Naughty by Nature)
Produced by Naughty By Nature
Courtesy of Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Decent Drama
14 September 2003 | by ivonySee all my reviews

I caught this movie late at night while channel surfing and was immediately enthralled. Omar Epps is absolutely fantastic in this movie and his on-screen presence is worth at least viewing this movie once. Shakur was a bit, shall we say, OVERLY dramatic, but not to the point of getting annoying or looking at this as a cheesy "B" movie.

The storyline isn't a bad one and serves to entertain as well as teach. It actually succeeds in doing both. Granted, the movie is a bit predictable, but thankfully this doesn't ruin the experience entirely.

Overall, I give the movie 8 stars. The only real drawbacks being its somewhat predictability and Shakur's tendency to overact.


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