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New Jersey Drive (1995)

R | | Crime, Drama | 19 April 1995 (USA)
Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

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Jason Petty (as Sharron Corley)
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Andre Moore ...
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Tiny Dime (as Donald Adeosun Faison)
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Jamal
Koran C. Thomas ...
Michele Morgan ...
Coreen
Samantha Brown ...
Jackie Petty
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Robert Jason Jackson ...
Lionel Gentry
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Bo-Kane (as Dwight Errington Myers)
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Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their neighbourhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts when they steal a police car and the cops launch a violent offensive that involves beating and even shooting suspects. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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The only things that matters is the ride.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and some violence, drugs and drinking | See all certifications »

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19 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mafia de New Jersey  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,565,508
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Trivia

The scene where Midget is in the police chase in his van with his cronies that leave him and another woman dead is loosely based on an incident in 1991 in New Jersey with 7 youths inside in a police chase. Just like the 1991 incident with a starter's gun inside the van, Midget also had a starter's gun starting the middle of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Jason and Midget are at the supermarket casing the Lexus, there's a shot from outside their vehicle and Midget's window is down. Then the camera pans inside and the window is all the way up. See more »

Quotes

Booking Sergeant: What's your name?
P-Nut: Dees.
Booking Sergeant: Dees what?
P-Nut: Dees Nuts man. Spell it N-U-T-S.
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Referenced in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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Thru the Window
Written by Coolio (as A. Ivey), W. Bronson and Wino (as B. Dobbs)
Produced by Wino
Performed by Coolio
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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A great underrated gem of a movie
31 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I thought Nick Gomez's look at the gritty streets of New Jersey, where car-jackings are at an all-time high, was both thought-provoking and entertaining. This is just as good as movies like Boyz n the Hood or Menace II Society or Above the Rim. I thought the actors and the scenarios were suitable, it had a gritty realistic feel to it and was very atmospheric, whether on purpose or by raw coincidence. I liked this movie a lot, an underrated gem i found on TV and glad i caught it. Go watch this movie if you get a shot. If they don't have a DVD, they should release one. Well done Nick Gomez. IMDb Rating: 5.9. My Rating: 9/10


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