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Juice (1992)

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Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

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Ernest R. Dickerson (story), Gerard Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Epps ... Q
Tupac Shakur ... Bishop
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Steel (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Khalil Kain ... Raheem
Cindy Herron Cindy Herron ... Yolanda
Vincent Laresca ... Radames
Samuel L. Jackson ... Trip
George Gore II ... Brian (as George O. Gore)
Grace Garland ... Q's Mother
Queen Latifah ... Ruffhouse M.C.
Bruklin Harris ... Keesha (as Idina Harris)
Victor Campos Victor Campos ... Quiles
Eric Payne ... Frank
Sharon Cook Sharon Cook ... Record Store Clerk
Darien Berry Darien Berry ... Blizzard
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Storyline

4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but things take an unexpected turn. Only the four friends know what happened, but one of them is out for himself. Written by Stevenson

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Taglines:

In the Ghettos of Harlem you don't buy respect ...you earn it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juice See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,085,915, 20 January 1992

Gross USA:

$20,146,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,146,880
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Island World See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Casting Director Jacki Brown-Karman attended local plays, public schools, public theaters, et cetera, all throughout New York City in search of what would become the cast of the film. See more »

Goofs

After the scene in which Q, Bishop, Steele and Raheem had the altercation with Radames and his crew, they ran around the corner and Bishop lit up a cigarette and the very next shot, he has no cigarette and his hands are in his pockets. Then he takes a drag off Raheem's cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Q: What the fuck you gonna do... shoot me in an elevator?
[Bishop fires his gun in the crowded elevator]
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld/Annie Lennox (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Uptown Anthem
Written by Vin Rock (as V. Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as A. Criss), DJ Kay Gee (as K. Gist)
Performed by Naughty By Nature (as Naughty by Nature)
Produced by Naughty By Nature
Courtesy of Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Tupac's best performance
3 January 2003 | by mate_73See all my reviews

This is a hip-hop classic that I could definitely relate to being from NYC, and having been in a click of four friends since grade school. The film has a great pace and rhythm from start to finish, never a dull moment. Tupac displayed the raw talent and anger that resides in most inner city youth who simply want respect. Unfortunately respect came at a price, which the film was precisely able to convey, through strong performances by Tupac, and by Omar Epps, as the aspiring DJ, in their first featured roles. Samuel L. Jackson has a noticeable role as a pool hall owner, and young Queen Latifah does her thing as the Ruffhouse MC. Ernest Dickerson does an excellent job with capturing the energy of Harlem in an honest way, not dressed as a stereo-typical slum or focused on the historic 125th street, but neutral to lay the groundwork for the true challenges that living in Harlem has to offer these four young men. A classic!!


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