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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 »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Questão de Respeito 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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Trivia

The scene in which Q and Bishop are being chased by the cops on the rooftops are based on personal experiences by Ernest R. Dickerson, growing up in Newark, New Jersey, where he would jump from rooftop to rooftop. 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

Bishop: You gotta snap some collars and let them motherfuckers know you here to take them out anytime you feel like it! You gotta get the ground beneath your feet, partner, get the wind behind your back and go out in a blaze if you got to! Otherwise you ain't shit! You might as well be dead your damn self!
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Connections

References Child's Play (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Word Up
Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PGD Inc.
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some great acting newcomers
14 April 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Four teen friends grow up in a tough Harlem neighborhood. They skip school, hang out, steal music records for Q, and get harassed by the police and Radames' gang. Bishop (Tupac Shakur) has a chip on his shoulder and a drug addicted father. Q (Omar Epps) is an aspiring DJ. Steel is the chubby sidekick. Raheem has a baby and an angry baby mama. Bishop is angry for always running and losing a friend. He pushes the other three especially Q to rob a bodega. Bishop ends up killing the owner. In the aftermath, the boys argue and Bishop kills Raheem.

Tupac shows his acting chops and some real power with potential. Omar Epps shows his presence by providing a stable center for the movie. There are other newcomers but these two are the standouts. This is a small scale epic tragedy of angry young man in a difficult world. Their troubles are almost inevitable.


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