New Jack City
New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film based upon an original story and screenplay by Thomas Lee Wright and Barry Michael Cooper, and directed by Mario Van Peebles. This is the latter's directorial debut, and Van Peebles also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, and Judd Nelson. The film was released in the United States on March 8, 1991.
The story begins in Harlem 1986, and Nino Brown and his gang, the Cash Money Brothers (CMB), become the dominant drug ring in New York City once crack cocaine is introduced to the streets. His gang consists of his best friend, Gee Money; enforcer Duh Duh Duh Man; gun moll Keisha; Nino's girlfriend, Selina; and her tech-savvy cousin, Kareem.
|author||Barry Michael Cooper|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Mario Van Peebles|
|genre||action crime thriller|
|keywords||apartment complex best friend connect crack addict crack cocaine crack house criminal empire drug dealer drug ring drug use force gang initiation kill old man sting operation thanksgiving wed|
|producer||Doug McHenry George Jackson|
|theme||gang gangster hip hop hood independent neo-noir|