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R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha Regina King was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago Joe Torry, a postal worker who is ...
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Overview

R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha Regina King was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago Joe Torry, a postal worker who is heading there with a truck full of mail. Justice tags along to discover that Chicago's driving partner is Lucky Tupac Shakur, the postman who delivers mail to her shop and keeps asking her out. Ieasha and Chicago have to deal with their own rocky relationship while Justice has to decide if she's ready for a new love -- and if Lucky is the man she's waiting for. Along with strong work from Jackson, Poetic Justice features a surprising turn from Shakur, whose nuanced performance as Lucky is in strong contrast to his "Thug Life" public persona. Justice's poems were written by Maya Angelou, who also appears in a small role.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/1996
  • UPC: 043396523937
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Justice
Tupac Shakur Lucky
Regina King Iesha
Joe Torry Chicago
Tyra Ferrell Jessie
Billy Zane Brad
Roger Guenveur Smith Heywood
Q-Tip Markell
Tone-Loc J-Bone
Miki Howard Maxine
Keith Washington Dexter
Susan Falcon
Khandi Alexander Simone
Lori Petty Penelope
Kimberly Brooks Kim
Michael Colyar Panhandler
John Cothran Jr. Uncle Earl
James Deeth Helicopter Pilot
Norma Donaldson Aunt May
Dedrick D. Gobert Lloyd
Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez Mailroom Supervisor
Baha Jackson Baha
Kirk Kinder Cop
Jenifer Lewis Annie
Special K. McCray Cousin Pete
Denney Pierce Cashier
Michael Rapaport Dockworker
Robi Reed Woman on Couch
Rose Weaver Aunt Audrey
Yvette Wilson Colette
Mark Miller Policeman #5
Maia Campbell Shante
Technical Credits
John Singleton Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Keith Brian Burns Production Designer
Bruce Cannon Editor
Stanley Clarke Score Composer
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
Janet Jackson Score Composer
Darryle Johnson Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Lewis Score Composer
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Steve Nicolaides Producer
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Don Wilkerson Asst. Director
Dwight Alonzo Williams Associate Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Singleton's most underrated film

    John Singleton is the greatest director of the urban African-American experience than anybody else. Tupac Shakur, one of the most promising actors of the 90's, shines as Lucky the Post Man with the indomitable Jackson by his side. Tupac: the black James Dean.

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