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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".

Writers:

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

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bishop: [when Radames is running from the police] I think we lost them.
[shoots Radames]
Bishop: Riverside, motherfucker.
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Connections

References White Hunter Black Heart (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Juice (Know the Ledge)
Written by Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim (as Eric B & Rakim)
Produced by Rakim
Remixed by Hank Shocklee and Gary G-Wiz
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Decent Drama
14 September 2003 | by ivonySee all my reviews

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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