New Jack City

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New Jack City is a 1991 crime-thriller film about a crime lord who ascends to power and becomes megamanical while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Directed by Mario Van Peebles. Written by Thomas Lee Wright and w:Barry Michael Cooper.
They're a new breed of gangster. The new public enemy. The new family of crime.Taglines

Nino Brown

  • Sit your five-dollar ass down before I make change.
  • Am I my brother's keeper? Yes I am.
  • Money talks, and bullshit runs a marathon. So, see ya and I wouldn't want to be ya.
  • Yo baby, we talkin' about combinating and consolidating, that's what's up!
  • You gotta rob to get rich in the Reagan era.
  • [testifying in court] I'm not guilty. You're the one that's guilty. The lawmakers, the politicians, the Columbian drug lords, all you who lobby against making drugs legal. Just like you did with alcohol during the prohibition. You're the one who's guilty. I mean, c'mon, let's kick the ballistics here: Ain't no Uzi's made in Harlem. Not one of us in here owns a poppy field. This thing is bigger than Nino Brown. This is big business. This is the American way.
  • Cancel Dat Bitch! I'll buy a new one!
  • Yeah, we takin' over the Carter. We gon' bum rush the whole damn thing. Now if the tenants cooperate, oh, it'll be lovely. They'll be loyal customers, if not, fuck it, it'll be like in Beirut, they'll be live-in hostages.
  • I never liked you anyway, Pretty Motherfucka!

Nick Peretti

  • Drugs ain't a black thing, or a white thing. It's a death thing. Death don't give a shit about color.
  • Is this one of those black things?

Gee Money

  • I had my jimmy waxed every day!
  • (talking to Uniqua) I knew I should've treated you like a hooker, you ain't nothing but a high-priced ho! Put Nino on the phone, bitch!
  • (talking to Duh Duh Man)...UNADULTERATED! Would you please shut the fuck up before you have a seizure!!

Scotty Appleton

  • I wanna shoot you so bad, my dick's hard!
  • I should have killed you myself, bitch!
  • Oh shit, that's the kid I shot!
  • Man a drug dealer is the worst kind of brother. I mean, he won't sell it to his sister. He wont sell it to his mother, but he'll sell it to one a his boys on the street.
  • I don't know about you, man? But I'm ready to kill Nino Brown.
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Now back to the titties— what's goin' on in this drug store.


  • They got that shit hooked up like Mission Impossible, man!
  • (sobbing) I tried to kick... but that shit just be callin' me man, it be callin' me, man... I just got to go to it!
  • (Pooky describing a room used for freebasing) They call it the "Enterprise Room", man, because it's for people who wanna be beamed up to Scotty.
  • [as Pooky peers into camera in despair] Scottie, help me - I'm gonna die!

Old Man

  • (last lines) Idolater! Your soul is required in hell! [shoots and kills Nino]


  • They're a new breed of gangster. The new public enemy. The new family of crime.
  • Where survival depends on friends, trust and power... An organized crime family out to run this city is up against cops who knows its streets.


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