Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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
The dedication at the end of the film "For Janet and Tamu" is a personal dedication by Director Ernest R. Dickerson to two people who were killed. Janet was Dickerson's fiancée. Tamu was a Production Assistant involved with the production, who was murdered in Brooklyn after the film was in post-production. See more »
When Q is looking through the New York post newspaper he is reading about Raheem's murder and you can see the date of paper which was Tuesday is April 16th 1991. Then you can see some of the article about the murder and in the paper it says it happen on April 8th which would have been a Monday however Q and his crew robbed the store on a Saturday so the date should of been April 6th. See more »
[when Radames is running from the police]
I think we lost them.
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I caught this movie late at night while channel surfing and was immediately enthralled. Omar Epps is absolutely fantastic in this movie and his on-screen presence is worth at least viewing this movie once. Shakur was a bit, shall we say, OVERLY dramatic, but not to the point of getting annoying or looking at this as a cheesy "B" movie.
The storyline isn't a bad one and serves to entertain as well as teach. It actually succeeds in doing both. Granted, the movie is a bit predictable, but thankfully this doesn't ruin the experience entirely.
Overall, I give the movie 8 stars. The only real drawbacks being its somewhat predictability and Shakur's tendency to overact.
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