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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Q
... Bishop
... Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
... Raheem
Cindy Herron ... Yolanda
... Radames
... Trip
... Brian (as George O. Gore)
... Q's Mother
... Ruffhouse M.C.
... Keesha (as Idina Harris)
Victor Campos ... Quiles
... Frank
Sharon Cook ... Record Store Clerk
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:

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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Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Questão de Respeito  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,146,880
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tupac Shakur actually auditioned twice for the film. The first time, he had auditioned for Quincy (Q) the role that Omar Epps would be cast in and Director Ernest Dickerson was so impressed by his performance that he personally asked him to stay around and audition for another part which was the role of Bishop, which he had been having alot of trouble casting. Shakur happily agreed. After his second audition and as he left, Dickerson immediately knew that they found Bishop. See more »

Goofs

The character "Q" records a demo of his scratching routine in his bedroom. When he goes to the audition and his tape is played it is different from the version he recorded in his room. It is a bit longer and the scratches are more complex. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kid: Yo, you got the juice now, man.
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Connections

Referenced in Private Parking (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

People Get Ready (Remix)
Written by Jan Kincaid (as J. Kincaid), Andrew Levy (as A. Levy), Simon Bartholomew (as S. Bartholomew), Lascelles Gordon (as L. Gordon), Jim Wellman (as J. Wellman) and N'Dea Davenport (as N. Davenport)
Performed by The Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport
Produced by The Brand New Heavies
The Brand New Heavies and N'Dea Davenport Appear Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl Inc.
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Gritty, hard-boiled streets drama
8 May 2000 | by See 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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