New Jersey Drive


New Jersey Drive (1995)


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New Jersey Drive opens with Jason (Gabriel Casseus) heading off to juvenile detention then unfolds in flashback as, chronologically, the incidents leading to his arrest surface one by one. First the audience sees his violence and poverty-ridden project; next his go-nowhere delinquent friends are introduced, as is their hobby: joy riding. Soon some of the teens, including Jason, begin to convert their hobby into a part-time job as they steal cars and sell them to a sleazy chop-shop owner for pennies on the dollar. Eventually, luck runs out when they are caught in a police sting; one boy is shot to death by the crooked Officer Roscoe (Saul Stein), who then warns Jason not to tell a soul; however, they continue stealing cars. Meanwhile, Jason beats up a neighborhood acquaintance on the playground for a slight to his sister and finds himself the target of the boy's murder attempts. The action draws to a head as both Roscoe and the vengeful boy close in.

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Sharron Corley
as Jason Petty
Saul Stein
as Roscoe
Gwen McGee
as Rene Petty
Andre Moore
as Ritchie
Donald Faison
as Tiny Dime
Samantha Brown
as Jackie Petty
Robert Jason Jackson
as Lionel Gentry
Heavy D
as Bo-Kane
Paul Schulze
as Booking Sergeant
Leslie Nipkow
as Female Officer
Arthur J. Nascarella
as Mr. Chop Shop
Michael Tancredi
as Officer Clueless
Ian Kelly
as Incarcerated Knucklehead/Young Gun
Emilio Mayes
as Young Gun
Arabella Field
as Female Jury Member
David Butler (I)
as TV Reporter
Oran "Juice" Jones
as Ron Q.'s Dad
T.K. Kirkland
as House Rules
Leslie Segar
as Angry Resident
Kellie Turner
as Agitated Neighbor
Maurice Carlton
as Irate Friend
Monique Maxwell
as Jackie's Homegirl
Monet-Cherise Dunham
as Jackie's Homegirl
James McCauley
as Whiteboy in Jeep
Teisha Panley
as P.J. Spokesperson
Damon Chandler
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for New Jersey Drive

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

A thoughtful, dense and ultimately sad mosaic of street life.

Aug 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hard-hitting but glum slice-of-life street drama.

May 31, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

This portrait of black juveniles is technically vibrant, but it lacks a discernible POV to make it dramatically engaging.

Jun 13, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Não sei o que é pior: o fato do protagonista jamais reconhecer a gravidade de seus atos ou a decisão do diretor em encarar os crimes dos personagens como meros erros juvenis.

Feb 1, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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guys steal some cars, then they steal some more cars

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