Juice (DVD)

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Thriller starring the late Tupac Shakur in which the attempt of four young black men to gain street cred through an armed robbery backfires. Bishop (Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain) and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are a group of friends growing up in the tough New York neighbourhood of Harlem. One day, tired of harassment from police and a local Puerto Rican gang, Bishop decides that what the friends lack is the tough reputation, or 'juice', that would see them left alone. Bishop hatches a plan to commit an armed robbery that will give the friends the respect they lack, and the others reluctantly agree to go along. But when during the robbery Bishop shoots and kills the store clerk, the friendship of the boys begins to unravel, as it becomes clear to them just how far they will have to go to really get 'juice'...

Product Details

Barcode
5028836032120
Department
Movies & TV
Released
3 Oct 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Thriller
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Second Sight
Runtime
91 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Juice
Release Year
1992
Running Time
94 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Coming Of Age / Friends / Gangs / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Best friends Q (Omar Epps), Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins) live in a world where fun and danger exist side-by-side, and violence is powerfully seductive. These four Harlem friends take on the neighborhood-- and each other--to get the power and respect they call Juice.
Notes
Color by TVC-Precision; prints by Technicolor; Dolby sound.

Directorial debut for cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson, who is best known as the Director of Photography on Spike Lee films.

Released in USA January 17, 1992.
Cast & Crew
Director
Ernest R. Dickerson
Star
Samuel L. Jackson / Victor Campos / Omar Epps / Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins / Khalil Kain / Vincent Laresca / Queen Latifah / Tupac Shakur
Screenwriter
Gerard Brown / Ernest R. Dickerson
Composer
Gary G-Wiz
Producer
Peter Frankfurt / David Heyman / Preston L. Holmes / Neal H. Moritz
Director of Photography
Larry Banks
Production Designer
Lester Cohen
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Much of the strength of the film comes from the actors....Dickerson finds a rhythm that uses the visuals instead of just flaunting them..."
Roger Ebert (17 Jan 1992, p.37)
Entertainment Weekly
"...The film is an inflammatory morality play shot through with rage and despair....[Dickerson] is a born filmmaker. He captures the jittery, combative rhythm of a way of life..."
Owen Gleiberman (24 Jan 1992, p.34)
Los Angeles Times
"...A vivid, promising piece of work..."
Kenneth Turan (17 Jan 1992, p.F1)
New York Times
"...[Dickerson] has a terrific eye and some juice of his own....[He] elicits warm, uncomplicated performances from his actors..."
Janet Maslin (17 Jan 1992, p.C10)
Rolling Stone
"...Bracing performances from a cast of newcomers....JUICE is an exciting, disturbing movie that pulses with feeling..."
Peter Travers (6 Feb 1992, p.89)
USA Today
"...An urgent, pulsating tone..."
Mike Clark (17 Jan 1992, p.4D)