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Poetic Justice (1993)

R | | Drama, Romance | 23 July 1993 (USA)
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In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simone
... Aunt June
... Lucky
... Thug #1
Ché J. Avery ... Thug #2
... Kim
... Ticket Taker
Maia Campbell ... Shante
Jeff Cantrel ... Policeman #4
... Panhandler
Kina Cosper ... Female Cousin (as Kina V. Cosper)
... Uncle Earl (as John Cothran Jr.)
Dina D. ... Dina
Joe Dalu ... Policeman #7
James Deeth ... Helicopter Pilot
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Storyline

After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry. On her way to a convention in Oakland, she is forced to ride with an independent-minded postal worker whom she has not gotten along with in the past. After various arguments between them and their friends, they start to discover that their thoughts on violence, socially and domestically, are the same. Justice may finally feel that she is not as alone as before. Written by <poetic_robert@hotmail.com>

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A story of losing your fear and finding your way. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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23 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fugir do Bairro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,728,455, 25 July 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,515,786
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1.85 : 1
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Tupac Shakur got into a heated verbal altercation with an extra on the set. After Shakur made physical threats toward the extra, Maya Angelou pulled Shakur aside and calmed him down. See more »

Quotes

Justice: [to Lucky] I'm a black woman! I deserve respect!
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References Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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Rhapsody in Blue
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11 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I read the other review and simply had to comment on it. This was a great movie. Perhaps not filled with action. But it takes the poetic point of view and happily surprises you. It's in my DVD - shelf at home. Janet is showing a great acting and so is Tupac. My boyfriend weren't that crazy about it, so I've come to realize that it take a special kind of person to want to see and understand the movie at it's fullest. Since i write poetry in my spare time maybe that explains my passion about this movie. In all, I think you should rent it if the review at the back cover tempt you, it's pretty much what you get.


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