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Jason's Lyric (1994)

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The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua... See full summary »

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Doug McHenry

Writer:

Bobby Smith Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allen Payne ... Jason Alexander
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Lyric (as Jada Pinkett)
Bokeem Woodbine ... Joshua Alexander
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Alonzo
Eddie Griffin ... Rat
Suzzanne Douglas ... Gloria
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Marti
Lahmard J. Tate ... Ron
Forest Whitaker ... Maddog
Asheamu Earl Randle Asheamu Earl Randle ... Teddy
Clarence Whitmore Clarence Whitmore ... Elmo
Rushion McDonald ... Fast Freddy
Curtis von Burrell Curtis von Burrell ... Darryl
Bebe Drake ... Ms. Murphy
Kenneth Randle Kenneth Randle ... Leroy
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Storyline

The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an assistant manager and sales clerk at an electronics store, falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and mentally ill war veteran father, Maddog (Forest Whitaker) plague his life's plans before he can leave it all for a better life. Written by bd64kcmo

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Face da Verdade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,122,600, 30 September 1994

Gross USA:

$20,851,521
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The railroad viaduct, seen in the film over Buffalo Bayou and the Allen Parkway, was since demolished. See more »

Goofs

With his right hand, Jason retrieves the flowers he bought for Lyric from the truck and hides them behind his back. When he hands them to her, he pulls them from under his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Jason Alexander: [after he and Lyric travel to the bayou] Damn, it's quiet out here! I should've brought my radio.
Lyric: [Smiling] No, it's not quiet. It's full of music. Just listen.
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Alternate Versions

US unrated video release is billed as "Special, sexy unrated version" and features 1 minute of additional sex footage not present in the original theatrical version. See more »

Connections

Features K-Ci Hailey: If You Think You're Lonely Now (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

U Will Know
Written by D'Angelo
Performed by B.M.U.
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Lisa Nicole Carson
30 September 2000 | by skillzSee all my reviews

When it comes to Lisa Nicole Carson it is just as important WHAT she plays, as HOW she plays it! In the "Homeywoods" of America, a woman that is: big bottomed, small waisted, chested is the ideal woman!This is regardless of whether she is a buggy-whipped armed ballerina, or a plus-size shot putter. This standard of beauty was NEVER expressed in mass media until Jackee Harry played the sophisticated Sandra Clark in the sitcom "227". A perfect throwback to this is Lisa Nicole Carson.

Lisa gave a heartfelt performance in Jason's lyric as Marti. She made you feel for Marti in her hopes to find a romantic like Lyric did. However she will never play a romantic lead because those roles are reserved almost exclusively for women who are little more than hair and bones! Women that had physiques like Lisa Carson were called "healthy" until the 1960s; then skeletal British model Twiggy changed everything! All Lisa has to do is act, so that she can open the door for REAL WOMEN to advance in the discipline of acting!


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