• Juice (1992)


Release Date: January 14th, 1992

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2001

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Four Harlem friends -- Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) and Raheem (Khalil Kain) -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to have a gig the night of the robbery. Unfortunately for him, Bishop isn't willing to take no for answer in a game where everything's for keeps.

Cast: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine `Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Cindy Herron Braggs, Vincent Laresca, Samuel L. Jackson, George Gore II

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Friendship, Rivalry, 1990s, Growing up, Gripping, Friend, Tense, Temptation, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There is a real terror in the faces of these kids as they realize that people have died, that guns kill, that your life can be ruined, or over, in an instant. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Juice may be disjointed and at times amateurish, but its lack of sentimentality saves it. [17 Jan 1992, p.D1]

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Juice has a mind, a mood and a method of its own. And what it does wrong is overshadowed by a cast and a pace that make you sit up and take notice. [17 Jan 1992, p.G5]

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