JuiceDirector: Ernest R. Dickerson
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Cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson directed and co-wrote this crime drama about a group of friends who get involved in a robbery. Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are four Harlem friends who spend their days skipping school, getting in fights, and casually shoplifting. The only member of the group who has plans for the future is Q, who dreams of becoming a deejay. But one day Bishop happens to see James Cagney in White Heat and the film inspires him to buy a gun. His plan is to rob a corner store and split the money. Everyone goes along with the plan except for Q, who is competing that night in a deejay contest. At the club, Q is a rousing success, but he spies the stern faces of his friends through the cheering crowd and realizes that he has to go along with the robbery, which goes completely wrong.
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Cast & Crew
|Ernest R. Dickerson||Director,Screenwriter|
|James Bigwood||Associate Producer|
|Gerard Brown||Associate Producer,Screenwriter|
|Lester Cohen||Production Designer|
|Neal H. Moritz||Producer|
|Brent Owens||Production Designer|
|Frank Stettner||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Alyssa Winter||Set Decoration/Design|
1. Chapter 1 [2:39]
2. Chapter 2 [12:06]
3. Chapter 3 [5:54]
4. Chapter 4 [8:50]
5. Chapter 5 [:09]
6. Chapter 6 [3:57]
7. Chapter 7 [7:26]
8. Chapter 8 [2:22]
9. Chapter 9 [3:16]
10. Chapter 10 [2:34]
11. Chapter 11 [8:30]
12. Chapter 12 [15:13]
13. Chapter 13 [8:42]
14. Chapter 14 [6:45]
15. Chapter 15 [2:54]
16. Chapter 16 [3:10]
17. Chapter 17 [:00]
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“Juice” is an excellent movie that I never get tired watching. Guns and respect go hand-in-hand in the ghetto, and "Juice" dares to tell this to a mainstream audience. Although the story is told in a Hollywood manner you never doubt the events that take place haven't happened in reality at some point (except maybe the end). We meet our main characters through a montage which establishes the basic setting of the film. They are four black teenagers who live in Harlem, yet the way in which Dickerson depicts the atmosphere is not Gothic and pessimistic, just realistic. First there's Q (Epps), a relatively quiet kid who aims to be a professional rap deejay someday, but he seems to be the only one who believes in himself. Then there's Bishop (Shakur), who's short-tempered, hyperactive, and apparently fearless. He always seems to be harassed by a Puerto Rican street gang, but he welcomes their violent challenges. It's hard to tell if he's doing it to keep his rep, or if he's got a death wish. There's also Steel (Hopkins), the generic funny-but-fat kid of the group whom the others constantly pick on. Finally, there's Raheem (Kain), the mediator of the group who seems the most responsible, although he does have an illegitimate child. For the first 45 minutes there is almost no plot, just sheer character development and it's interesting to watch because it's a nice change of pace and the acting is superb. These four young men are an interesting group of characters as the script and their improvisation makes for great camaraderie. Few films are as driven by the acting as this film is. The heist scene is pulled off beautifully, and we realize how much of a talent we lost through Tupac's death. This is one of the best movies that Paramount gave us during the 1990s. The directing and script is also brilliant. In fact Tupac did one of the best acting jobs I've seen any musician do. I mean that guy did the best crazy-villain role I've ever seen….. well probably along side Wesley Snipe in “New Jack City.” From the first shot to the last, “Juice” is a heist flick set in a time where true Hip-Hop was king. It makes me long for the days. I believe this movie was definitely a chilling reality about the ghetto's pride in respect and power. When your living in the ghetto, society automatically paints you out to be a low class individual, but this film brought to life the quest of 4 young men who wanted a name for themselves and did not just want to be another statistic or face in the crowd. Unfortunately the end of their journey left them just that. Highly recommended.
Man, it was amazing, the plot, the characters. especially tupac shakur and omar epps it was a movie that you just would like to see again.
This film is absolutly amazing! The actors all contribute to making this film as gripping as can be throughtout the whole film. Tupac Shakur steals the show by performing as such a talented young individual, with the ability to act as truly and realistically as possible. The film has a great storyline with suspense all throughout the film. You have to watch it to know exactly what I am talking about, watch it now.
This is definitly one of my favorite movies. It goes from petty crime to murder then to 2PAC acting a straight fool. I'm dissapointed this movie has been reissued in a box set like "Boyz in the Hood" or "New Jack City" being that it came out around the same time. Hopefully in the future this film will garner the attention it deserves.
great acting from both tupac shakur and omar epps. intresting story about four friends living in harlem trying to deal with racism, fatherhood and their dreams.a great film and their needs to be more on these topics.
THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER! 2 Pac is a great actor and makes a great villian.
Tupac is remarkable in this must see movie. Omar Epps does a great job also. If you are looking for a good gangsta movie you have to see this one.