Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

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Director: John Singleton

Cast: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King

     
 

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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, untilSee more details below

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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 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:
01/09/1996
UPC:
0043396523937
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Justice
2Pac Lucky
Regina King Iesha
Joe Torry Chicago
Tyra Ferrell Jessie
Billy Zane Brad
Roger Guenveur Smith Heywood
Maya Angelou Aunt June
Q-Tip Markell
Anthony Smith J-Bone
Miki Howard Maxine
Keith Washington Dexter
Susan Falcon Actor
Khandi Alexander Simone
Lori Petty Penelope
Kimberly Brooks Kim
Michael Colyar Panhandler
John Cothran 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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