7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JUICE
Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Bishop, the film’s main antagonist, by reading a scene from a play. He was not initially considered for the part because he was too well-known as a rapper.
The film’s title, Juice, is a slang term that means respect or power, especially in the African-American community.
The movie was shot entirely on location in Harlem, New York City. The filmmakers wanted to capture the gritty, urban feel of the neighborhood.
The soundtrack of the movie features several prominent hip-hop artists of the time, including Eric B. & Rakim, Naughty by Nature, and Big Daddy Kane.
The film was released at a time when there was a surge in violent crime in inner-city communities across the United States. The movie was criticized by some for its depiction of black youth as violent and dangerous.
Juice was Tupac Shakur’s first starring role in a movie. He had previously appeared in a small role in the movie Nothing but Trouble.
The film’s climax takes place in a Harlem housing project called the Bishop House, which was named after the film’s villainous character.