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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:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dedication at the end of the film "For Janet and Tamu" are personal dedications by Director Ernest R. Dickerson, to two people who were killed. The former being Dickerson's fiancée, and the latter being a part of the crew as a Production Assistant involved with the production, who was murdered in Brooklyn after the film was in post-production. See more »

Goofs

The character "Q" records a demo of his scratching routine in his bedroom. When he goes to the audition and his tape is played it is different from the version he recorded in his room. It is a bit longer and the scratches are more complex. See more »

Quotes

Trip: Thought you'd be lookin' for transportation outta town by now.
Q: Trip, man. You gotta tell me what's goin' on.
Trip: You done slid down a razor blade and landed in an alcohol river. Word is you killed Raheem. And Quillis. And Radames.
Q: That's bullshit, man! You know me better than that!
Trip: I don't know that.
Q: C'mon, Trip, you known me since I was a kid.
Trip: I known a lotta killers since they was kids.
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Connections

Spoofed in Beetlejuice 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Does Your Man Know About Me
Written by Rahiem (as Guy Williams), Roosevelt Simmons and M. Bryant
Performed by Rahiem
Produced by Rough Daddy Smooth & The Players
Co-Produced by Tony "Champagne" Silvester
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B-Level Script, Awesome Acting
20 August 2002 | by The_Big_DaddySee all my reviews

It's pretty obvious Omar Epps and Tupac are awesome actors. If you don't get it from this movie, watch some of their other work and you'll get it. This movie's script was kind've crap and unbelievable. We're supposed to believe that before the movie Bishop was down and then all of a sudden at the beginning he turns into some cold, calculating guy willing to murder his friends? Man, please. But Tupac had a lot to say, but just didn't have it figured out; he was a little confused. And he got killed before he got a chance to raise up out. But I think Eminem has some of the same emotional complexity and while he has the same death-wish kind've attitude, the rap game isn't as dangerous as it once was. I expect we'll see Eminem grabbing a lot of the roles that Pac would've played.


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