Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “New Jack City”

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July 23, 2012 ‐ By

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“Sit yo five dollar azz down before I make change.”  There’s no way we can talk about this movie without that line coming up. Mario Van Peebles, in his directorial debut, struck gold. New Jack City was a cult and commercial classic, becoming the highest grossing independent feature of 1991. You know the story, you quote the lines but we bet you didn’t these behind the scenes secrets about the film. Check them out.

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  • coolyfett

    This movie is a Classic!!! Love love love this movie man. I Like it more than Scarface.

  • Charlene Lopez

    Classic!! Classic!! Stands the test of time…..Snipes was such a badass i hated his guts LOL glad he got his..hated when he killed Rock!!!! Love love love this movie!!!! I watch it whenever it comes on!! MY ERA!!!!

    • coolyfett

      LOL Nino didnt kill Pookie…Gee Money and Da da Man did it.

  • pshedd

    This was one of the worst “Did U know” about a movie. Very boring…..big wide yawn

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  • Pearl

    “Chiltens Alfredo”….haha….great movie…

  • kiki

    “wonder if he know boy would stab him”

    Cheap shot MN writer. I think Chris was sick of being known as the person who hit Halle. Get real there meeting was years ago.

    • JuneBug

      Uhhhhhh… I think the person was referring to the notion that the character Wesley hooked Chris up to play would end up being an enemy of his character and not a friend…. I think you read too much into that statement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawndavis954 Shawn Davis

    One of my favs…..”rock a bye baby”

  • noneya

    Chris Rock became a star after this movie!

  • wlknluv

    i love new jack city, one of my favorite movies. wesley played nino to the core. wesley is a very good actor. the first time i really paid attention to him was in mo better blues.

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  • LC

    LOVE this movie! I watch it at least once a month, one of my most played dvds.

  • IllyPhilly

    I did! I watched my behind the scene look on my special edition DVD.

  • woodylove

    “I hate you pretty mutha f***as!” and “It’s the American way”…2 classic lines

  • JB

    I love it still. Wesley is one of my fave actors. Ya’ll coulda found a pic of Vanessa Williams…SMH.

    • BlkG8r

      You must not know that there are two famous people who are named Vanessa Williams- the light-skinned Miss America one and the one from NJC and Soul Food series who is pictured. Smh!

    • Chanda

      Vanessa Williams (from this movie) is picutred. Look again.

    • IllyPhilly

      I take it, you didn’t see the movie.

    • http://twitter.com/TheOnlyWillona Willona Woods

      The light skinned actress is Vanessa L Williams. She had to add the L because this actress, Vanessa Williams already had the name with SAG.

    • Sunshinegirl

      Sigh….. Crack is wack.

  • black

    classic

  • JustSayin

    I think another secret is that Tracy Camilla Johns played Nino’s ummm “entertainment.” Tracy was from the movie… She’s Gotta Have It. This was the last movie she played in.

    • http://twitter.com/TheOnlyWillona Willona Woods

      Uniqua! LOL I don’t know how I remembered that. She played the hell out of that part!

  • youdontnomyname

    Love love the movie. One of my favorites.

  • MarcoPanache.com

    No, what i find odd is that Chris W. and Wesley were close buddies …seeing as how both of them dated Halle Berry for a period …but in hindsight, I understand why!!