Paramount at the Movies Presents: New Jack City [R]

Paramount at the Movies Presents: New Jack City [R]

Movies | 06/24/2022 | 8:00PM

1991 | R | Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.


They’re a new breed of gangster. The new public enemy. The new family of crime.

Wesley Snipes stars in this hard-edged film based on a frightening true world as Nino Brown, an American success story–with a twist. He’s young, handsome, smart, rich, successful, and prominent in his community. But Nino Brown is a big-time drug baron. Determined to end the remorseless evil of Nino’s drug empire, two street-smart policemen will stop at nothing to destroy his organization.

Did You Know?

  • Mario Van Peebles had formed a friendship with Clint Eastwood when the pair made Heartbreak Ridge (1986). When Van Peebles took the “New Jack City” screenplay to Warner Bros., the studio was interested in the material, but weren’t keen on having an unknown as the director/lead actor. Eastwood personally vouched for Van Peebles and told Warner Brothers to “give the kid a shot”. The success of the film launched Van Peebles’s directing career.
  • Story is largely based on a real-life Detroit gang known as The Chambers Brothers. Writer Barry Michael Cooper got the idea for the film after visiting Detroit and learning about the gang’s exploits.
  • Wesley Snipes originally wanted to play Scotty Appleton. However, Mario Van Peebles and Barry Michael Cooper insisted that he play Nino Brown, as the part was written especially for him.
  • The chase between Scotty and Pookie was improvised. The original idea was for the chase to be a car chase, but the movie had gone over budget and was in danger of being shut down. Chris Rock, instead, hopped on a bicycle, and Ice-T chased him on foot.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • June 24, 2022 | 8:00PM
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Cast

  • Wesley Snipes as "Nino Brown"
  • Ice-T as "Scotty Appleton"
  • Allen Payne as "Gee Money"
  • Chris Rock as "Pookie"
  • Mario Van Peebles as "Stone"

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