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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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Love is courage. See more »

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amicizie pericolose 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

The bank and the bank parking lot during the robbery scene are not in the same location; the parking lot is located in the Eleanor Tinsley Park complex off Allen Parkway west of Downtown Houston. The Bank is located inside Loop 610 in the Heights between T.C. Jester and Airline Drive, about 5 miles from downtown. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: Nobody killed Mad Dog. He died in that war. They just didn't bury him.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Many Rivers to Cross
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Oleta Adams
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Great stuff..
18 June 2006 | by liakot_aSee all my reviews

Jason's Lyric wasn't a great film theatrically, as it had small promotions. Judging by the title and cast, i didn't expect a good film. It was actually a great film with powerful performances. It tells the story of Two brothers (One good and One Bad) living with their mother in a rough area. Jason played by Allen Payne is sensible and taking care of his younger brother Joshu. Joshua played by Bokeem Woodbine is a little crazy and has a violent side to his personality. Its a half love story and half action movie thats worth the watch. Allen Payne delivers a good performance. Bokeem Woodbine is terrific, see him in Dead Presidents also. Jada Pinkett looks ultra sexy and plays the love life of Jason. There are some fabulous Sex scenes, Jada looks fantastic. Overall, Good realistic storyline and deserves a chance.


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