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New Jersey Drive (Ws)
New Jersey Drive
Actors: Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee, Andre Moore
Director: Nick Gomez
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2001     1hr 38min


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Actors: Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee, Andre Moore
Director: Nick Gomez
Creators: Adam Kimmel, Nick Gomez, Bob Gosse, Larry Meistrich, Rudd Simmons, Spike Lee, Michel Marriott
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Good Times Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2001
Original Release Date: 04/19/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 04/19/1995
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Good movie
Jesus | heaven | 12/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"despite what others might claim, this is not just a movie about stealing cars. it is about the oppression that young black males face in new jersey, oppression they face in the majority of the country. it chronicles the corruption that runs rampant throughout north american police departments, in this case, the newark police. this is a good movie whether you want to watch car chases and life in the hood or if you can appreciate the less in your face message of inequality and discrimination."
Nick Gomez's "New Jersey Drive"...
Chris Prinzivalli | New Jersey, USA | 06/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This Is A Study Of A Ghetto Youth Whose Main Thrill In Life Is Riding Around In Stolen Cars...Though Gritty And Authentic (Being From New Jersey, I Can Attest To This), The Cycle Of Thoughtlessness, Self-Destructiveness And Vindictive Police Brutality Gets Tedious At Times...All In All, A Great Film, And An Accurate Look At The Streets Of Central Jersey..."
Well worth a look!
Olukayode Balogun | Leeds, England | 04/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a well studied cautionary tale about the potential perils of car crime. Newark in New Jersey had a reputation in the mid-90s for all kinds of car crimes including carjacking at gunpoint and this film cleverly taps into that era. There was talk about lines being crossed by Newark police officers back then and the movie takes a look at that also. I found it difficult sometimes to decide where to place my sympathies. Yes, the car crime itself is mindless and destructive as anyone who has had their car stolen will know but in the movie, the police often come off looking no better than the criminals they are pursuing.

Gabriel Casseus and Sharron Corley give very impressive performances as Midget and Jason respectively. If you're a car enthusiast like me and, like me, you didn't see this movie when it first came out back in 1995, you might feel the cars (which are important characters in this movie as well) date it somewhat but it's not overwhelming. The best thing about this movie for me though is that although it doesn't preach or moralise, it shows very clearly that for young black men, a life of crime can only lead to a limited number of conclusions. That said, when tragedy inevitably ensues, it's still very sad.

Props to director Nick Gomez - he often gets us right into the cars and takes us along for the joyrides - and props to Spike Lee and his 40 Acres & A Mule filmworks for executive producing the movie. I'll be watching this one again and again.

Banging soundtrack as well, by the way. I might actually get it on CD...

American car drivers
mazin e shashou | Londen, england United Kingdom | 04/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this film was absoutly wow,yee,hell ya.a boy named jason is a person who hags about boys who steals cars all the time{even cop cars}he starts getting badder and badder until hes faced to go to jail.This film was a good long film,even though in my country it wasn't popular i think it deserves a award"