Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice (1993)

'Cause nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1993-07-23
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 236 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Singleton
star 6.8/10
From 236 Ratings


Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha, and Iesha's postal worker boyfriend, Chicago. Along for the ride is Chicago's co-worker, Lucky, to whom Justice grows close after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again?

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  • Janet Jackson

    as Justice
  • Tupac Shakur

    as Lucky
  • Regina King

    as Iesha
  • Joe Torry

    as Chicago
  • Tyra Ferrell

    as Jessie
  • Roger Guenveur Smith

    as Heywood
  • Maya Angelou

    as Aunt June
  • Dina D.

    as Dina
  • Rose Weaver

    as Aunt Audrey
  • Khandi Alexander

    as Simone
  • Ché J. Avery

    as Thug #2
  • Lloyd Avery II

    as Thug #1
  • Rico Bueno

    as Ticket Taker
  • Maia Campbell

    as Shante
  • Michael Colyar

    as Panhandler
  • Kina Cosper

    as Female Cousin
  • John Cothran

    as Uncle Earl
  • James Deeth

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • Norma Donaldson

    as Aunt May
  • Kelly Joe Dugan

    as Truck Driver
  • Judd Dunning

    as Policeman #1
  • Suliamen El Hadi

    as Last Poets
  • Rene Elizondo

    as E.J.
  • Clifton Collins Jr.

    as Mailroom Supervisor
  • Ricky Harris

    as Gangsta
  • Omar Ben Hassan

    as Last Poets
  • Miki Howard

    as Maxine
  • Baha Jackson

    as Baha
  • Kirk Kinder

    as Cop
  • Jennifer Leigh-Scott

    as Beauty College Instructor
  • Jenifer Lewis

    as Annie
  • Tone Loc

    as J Bone
  • Special K. McCray

    as Cousin Pete
  • Sarena Mobley

    as Rita
  • Kahlil Nelson

    as Antonio
  • Jalal Nuriddin

    as Last Poets
  • Lori Petty

    as Penelope
  • Denney Pierce

    as Cashier
  • Renato Powell

    as Woman with Baby
  • Q-Tip

    as Markell
  • Michael Rapaport

    as Dockworker
  • Robi Reed

    as Woman on Couch
  • Daoud Spencer

    as Member, Last Poets
  • Mikki Val

    as Gena
  • Dion B. Vines

    as Cousin Dion
  • Keith Washington

    as Dexter
  • Yvette Wilson

    as Colette
  • Billy Zane

    as Brad
  • Kimberly Brooks

    as Kim
Directing John Singleton Director
Production John Singleton Producer
Writing John Singleton Writer
Editing Bruce Cannon Editor
Production Steve Nicolaides Producer
Sound Stanley Clarke Original Music Composer
Camera Peter Lyons Collister Director of Photography
Art Keith Brian Burns Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Darryle Johnson Costume Design
Sound Janet Jackson Original Music Composer
Sound James 'Jimmy Jam' Harris III Original Music Composer
Sound Terry Lewis Original Music Composer
Crew Bob Minor Stunt Coordinator
Crew Eric Rylander Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Susan A. Cabral Makeup Artist
Sound Christopher S. Aud Sound Editor
Sound Steven Ticknor Sound Editor
Sound Willy Allen Sound Editor
Production Dwight Williams Associate Producer
Sound George Baetz Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Pauletta O. Lewis Hair Designer
Crew James Brown Transportation Captain
Sound Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Alvechia Ewing Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up John Lemons Wardrobe Assistant