Poetic Justice
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Director: John Singleton
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-523999
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 30, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#4241)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 04, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Superstar Janet Jackson makes her stunning film debut in director John Singleton’s (Boyz N the Hood) street-smart love story POETIC JUSTICE.

A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland, Justice (Jackson) and Lucky (Tupac Shakur) have only one thing in common: they can’t stand each other. But as their friends Lesha and Chicago (Regina King and Joe Torry) fight – and make up – in the back of the van, Justice and Lucky find themselves reluctantly drawn together. After a surprising detour toward romance, the two travelers are confronted once again by the shocking violence they thought they’d left behind. Featuring the music of Naughty by Nature and Tony! Toni! Tone!, and the poetry of Maya Angelou, POETIC JUSTICE is every bit as intense, original and unforgettable as Boyz N the Hood.
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Genres
Drama
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • New Deal Productions
 • Nickel Productions
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Singleton....Director
Writing
John Singleton....Writer
Production
Steve Nicolaides....Producer
John Singleton....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Lyons Collister....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Bruce Cannon....Film Editor
Music
Stanley Clarke....Composer
Terry Lewis....Composer
Janet Jackson....Composer
James Harris III....Composer
Usher Raymond....Song Writer
Snoop Dogg....Song Writer
Warren G.....Song Writer
Sound
Greg Hedgepath....Supervising Sound Editor
Tom McCarthy....Supervising Sound Editor
Willie Allen....Sound Editor
Harry M. Chesney....Sound Editor
Christopher S. Aud....Sound Editor
Robert D. Eber....Production Sound Mixer
Sergio Reyes....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
William Benton....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Keith Brian Burns....Production Designer
Kirk M. Petruccelli....Art Director
Darryle Johnson....Costume Designer
John K. Lemons....Costume Designer
Shirlene Williams....Costume Designer
Alvechia Ewing....Make-up Artist
Susan A. Cabral....Make-up Artist
Eric Rylander....Visual Effects
Cast
Khandi Alexander....Simone
Maya Angelou....Aunt June
Ché J. Avery....Thug #2
Lloyd Avery II....Thug #1
Kimberly Brooks....Kim
Rico Bueno....Ticket Taker
Maia Campbell....Shante
Jeff Cantrel....Policeman #4
Michael Colyar....Panhandler
Kina V. Cosper....Female Cousin
John Cothran, Jr.....Uncle Earl
Dina D.....Dina
Joe Dalu....Policeman #7
James Deeth....Helicopter Pilot
Norma Donaldson....Aunt May
Kelly Joe Dugan....Truck Driver
Judd Dunning....Policeman #1
Suliamen El Hadi....Last Poets
Rene Elizondo....E.J.
Benjamin I. Ellington....Crackhead
Tyra Ferrell....Jessie
Dedrick Gobert....Lloyd
Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez....Mailroom Supervisor
Ricky Harris....Gangsta
Omar Ben Hassan....Last Poets
Randall C. Heyward....Policeman #2
Miki Howard....Maxine
Baha Jackson....Baha
Janet Jackson....Justice
Mike James....Policeman #6
Patricia Y. Johnson....Patricia
Shannon Johnson....Keisha
La Keisha M. Jones....Rodney's Girlfriend
Kirk Kinder....Cop
Regina King....Iesha
Vashon LeCesne....Angry Customer
Jennifer Leigh....Beauty College Instructor
Jenifer Lewis....Annie
Tone Loc....J Bone
Special K McCray....Cousin Pete
Mark Miller....Policeman #3
Sarena Mobley....Rita
Al Murray....Policeman #5
Kahlil Gibran Nelson....Antonio
Jalal Nuriddin....Last Poets
Lori Petty....Penelope
Denney Pierce....Cashier
Renato Powell....Woman with Baby
Q-Tip....Markell
Jimmy Ray, Jr.....Fighting Man
Michael Rapaport....Dockworker
Ernestine Reed....Aunt April
Robi Reed....Woman on Couch
Crystal A. Rodgers....Angel
Tupac Shakur....Lucky
Roger Guenveur Smith....Heywood
Daoud Spencer....Last Poets
Eugene Tate....Uncle Herb
Joe Torry....Chicago
Mikki Val....Gena
David Villafán....Concession Stand Man
Dion Blake Vines....Cousin Dion
Keith Washington....Dexter
Rose Weaver....Aunt Audrey
Anthony Wheaton....Rodney
Yvette Wilson....Colette
Billy Zane....Brad