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Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their neighbourhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble... See more »

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Jason Petty (as Sharron Corley)
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Midget
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Roscoe
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Rene Petty
Andre Moore ...
Ritchie
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Tiny Dime (as Donald Adeosun Faison)
Conrad Meertins Jr. ...
P-Nut
Devin Eggleston ...
Jamal
Koran C. Thomas ...
Ronnie
Michele Morgan ...
Coreen
Samantha Brown ...
Jackie Petty
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Prosecutor
Robert Jason Jackson ...
Lionel Gentry
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Judge
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Bo-Kane (as Dwight Errington Myers)
Gary DeWitt Marshall ...
Jessy
Sean Squire ...
Page
Ron Brice ...
Tiko
Shawn McClean ...
Reebo
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Booking Sergeant (as Paulie Schulze)
Paulie Schulze ...
Booking Sergeant
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Female Officer
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Mr. Chop Shop (as Arthur Nascarella)
Michael Tancredi ...
Officer Clueless
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly ...
Incarcerated Knucklehead / Young Gun (as Ian Kelly)
Emilio Mayes ...
Young Gun
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Female Jury Member
David Butler ...
TV Reporter
Richard Yanowitz ...
Lawyer
Oran 'Juice' Jones ...
Ron Q.'s Dad (as Oran Jones)
T.K. Kirkland ...
House Rules
Leslie Segar ...
Angry Resident
Kellie Turner ...
Agitated Neighbor
Maurice Carlton ...
Irate Friend
Monique Maxwell ...
Jackie's Homegirl
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Jackie's Homegirl (as Monét-Cherise Dunham)
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Whiteboy in Jeep
Teisha Panley ...
PJ Spokesperson
Damon Chandler ...
Detective
Andy Radcliffe ...
Buff
Ellsworth Davis ...
Cisco (as Ellsworth 'Cisco' Davis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecelia Antoinette ...
Tiny Dime's Mom (uncredited)
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Roscoe's Partner (uncredited)
Harold Hunter ...
Kid in School (uncredited)
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Tiny Dime's relative (uncredited)
Victor María ...
Car Thief (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nick Gomez

Written by

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Nick Gomez ... (screenplay)
 
Nick Gomez ... (story)
 
Michel Marriott ... (story)

Produced by

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Bob Gosse ... producer
Spike Lee ... executive producer
Larry Meistrich ... producer
Rudd Simmons ... co-producer

Music by

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Wendy Blackstone

Cinematography by

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Adam Kimmel

Film Editing by

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Tracy Granger

Editorial Department

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Jane Pia Abramowitz ... first assistant editor
Mark Ginsberg ... color timer
Donovan C. Howard ... assistant editor
Woody Richman ... post-production assistant (as Todd Woody Richman)
Joe Violante ... dailies advisor

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Tracey Moore ... (as Tracy Marable Moore)

Production Design by

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Lester Cohen

Costume Design by

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Ellen Lutter

Makeup Department

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Larry M. Cherry ... hair department head
Ellie Winslow ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Michael Jackman ... post-production supervisor
Tom Razzano ... unit production manager: New York Segments

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Burtt Harris ... second unit director
Chris Marazzo ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Guido DeCurtis ... leadman
Frederick Olsen ... art department

Sound Department

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Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist
Stuart Levy ... sound editor
Harry Peck Bolles ... adr editor
Jeff Pullman ... sound
Ahmad Shirazi ... supervising foley editor
Stuart Stanley ... sound editor
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer

Stunts

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Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez ... stunt driver
Tim Gallin ... stunts
Gene Harrison ... stunts
Chuck Jeffreys ... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch ... stunt double: Donald Faison
Manny Siverio ... stunt performer
Brian Smyj ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lamont Crawford ... grip
Richard Dolan ... electrician
Leighton Edmondson ... gaffer
Peter Fernberger ... additional photographer
David J. Frederick ... camera operator
Gábor Kövér ... camera operator: re-shoots
Phillip Todd ... second assistant camera: re-shoots

Casting Department

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Ulysses Terrero ... extras casting intern

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Winsome G. McKoy ... costume supervisor
Barbara Presar ... assistant costume designer
Laurita Shields ... costume intern
Heidi Shulman ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Bart Wenrich ... location manager
Jay Horne ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bryan Carrott ... musician
Barry Cole ... associate music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael Hyde ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Russell Dephillips ... picture karts/cars
Damon C. Fields ... researcher
William Keys ... production assistant
Rafael Osorio ... background production assistant
Michael A. Pinckney ... production assistant
Gingi Rochelle ... production assistant
Charlie Vogel ... post-production accountant

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Plot Summary

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their neighbourhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts when they steal a police car and the cops launch a violent offensive that involves beating and even shooting suspects. Written by Robert Zeithammel

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Taglines The only things that matters is the ride. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Padlógáz (Hungary)
  • Mafia de New Jersey (Argentina)
  • Rua da Violência (Portugal)
  • ニュージャージー・ドライブ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Ta tsakalia tis asfaltou (Greece)
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  • 98 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The city of Newark, New Jersey refused to allow filming in city limits. See more »
Goofs A gray early-'80s Honda Accord is stolen, and a joyride chase ensues. In many shots throughout, the gray car is a Toyota Camry. At the end of the scene, it's an Accord again. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Blues Brothers 2000/Illtown/The Replacement Killers (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Funky Piano See more »
Quotes Midget: You have the right to be stupid as geek motherfuckers.
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