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New Jack City

  • Film

Time Out says

Touted as a ground-breaking addition to the crime-on-the-streets genre, Van Peebles' thriller is far more modest: a high-tech update on that old warhorse, a mobster's rise and fall. Ruthless Nino Brown (Snipes) lords it over a New York neighbourhood with an empire built on crack and violence. It's only when two disenchanted streetwise officers come together - African-American Scott Appleton (Ice T) and Nick Peretti (Nelson) - that his domain is effectively threatened. The movie pays lip service to social analysis while delighting in the paraphernalia of violence. As such, it's a superior example of what used to be called blaxploitation, with Van Peebles piling on corruption and carnage for all he's worth.
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Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mario Van Peebles
  • Screenwriter:Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper
  • Cast:
    • Wesley Snipes
    • Ice T
    • Allen Payne
    • Chris Rock
    • Judd Nelson
    • Mario Van Peebles
    • Michael Michele
    • Bill Nunn
    • Russell Wong
    • Thalmus Rasulala
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