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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 (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
Like New Orleans Houston, had a ward system of six wards, When Houston was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1837, its founders, the Allen Brothers, divided it into political geographic districts called "wards", precursors to City Council districts. This is a common political tool still used in some American cities. When the system was at its peak, Houston had six wards, from the first to the sixth, and were officially abandoned as political entities in 1915. Houstonians still identify certain Afro-American communities as being "wards" which are not identical to the wards that existed before 1915, but sometimes appear on signage and discussion. New Orleans has not had officials elected to represent wards since 1912, but like Houston, the ward designations remain a part of New Orleans' social fabric, especially since Hurricane Katrina. See more »
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 »
[after he and Lyric travel to the bayou]
Damn, it's quiet out here! I should've brought my radio.
No, it's not quiet. It's full of music. Just listen.
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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 »
One endeavor in filmmaking that quite frequently doesn't turn out well is mixing genres. "Jason's Lyric" combines crime drama, love story, and ghetto film-and does it surprisingly beautifully. The acting is remarkable, the script is remarkable, and the emotion is remarkable. This movie could have turned out very pretentious and very cheesy. Apparently, the directors, writers, and producers completely acknowledged this, and refused to let that happen. The characters are very well developed and, while the movie doesn't justify Josh's actions, it does convey compassion for him. It also provides new insight on what it's really like to live in a ghetto. If you can find this movie (after all, I saw it on Showtime and haven't the video in any stores) totally see it!!!!
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