Directors: Ernest R. Dickerson
Cast: Trip: Samuel L. Jackson; Ruffhouse M.C.: Queen Latifah; Radames: Vincent Laresca; Q: Omar Epps; Keesha: Bruklin Harris; Quites: Victor Campos; Raheem: Khalil Kain; Bishop: Tupac Shakur; Steel: Jermaine ‘Huggy’ Hopkins; Yolanda: Cindy Herron; Brian: George Gore II; Q’s mother: Grace Garland; Frank: Eric Payne; Record store clerk: Sharon Cook; Blizzard: Darien Berry
Taglines: In the Ghettos of Harlem you don’t buy respect …you earn it.
Power. Respect. Juice. How far would you go to get it?
Storyline: 4 Harlem teens, Q, Bishop, Raheem and Steel, are out skipping school one day when they find out an old friend was killed in a shootout at a bar. After this, Bishop tells his friends that they have no respect, or juice. To get some, they rob a corner grocery store, but the lunatic Bishop intentionally shoots the clerk for no apparent reason. They run into an alley where Raheem tells Bishop to give him the gun, they fight, and Raheem gets shot. Only the other 3 know what happened, and Bishop wants to get rid of them too.