Poetic Justice | 1993

Drama, Romance
The loss of her lover to gang violence and her alcoholic mother's suicide has made Justice a recluse whose singular form of expression and survival is her poetry. Abandoned and alone, Justice's tough-talking persona ...more
Writers: John Singleton
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Justice

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... Lucky

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... Jessie

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... Iesha

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... Chicago

Actor

... Heywood

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... Dina

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... Aunt Audrey

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... J-Bone

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... Dexter

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... Panhandler

Actor

Company

Astarte Productions

Production Company

Black Cineman in Effect

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Cinema Research Corporation

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D Bassett & Associates Inc

Production Company

Dealing a New Hand

Production Company

Synopsis

The loss of her lover to gang violence and her alcoholic mother's suicide has made Justice a recluse whose singular form of expression and survival is her poetry. Abandoned and alone, Justice's tough-talking persona masks her insecurity and distrust of people. Lucky is a stalwart postal carrier who has successfully resisted the temptations of a seemingly natural existence on the streets. Dedicated to raising his daughter while her mother spends her days on crack, Lucky's ambition to transcend the limitations of life in the hood compels him to spend weekends in Oakland in his cousin's eight-track garage studio, recording rap songs that enable him to creatively voice his inner rage and build hope for his future. Both Justice and Lucky are recluses and dreamers pushing through the status quo to make their own destinies. Against the backdrop of urban despair and loneliness, they struggle to find love, hope and, ultimately personal transformation.

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