Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice (1993)

A Street Romance.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1993-07-23
  • User Rating: 6.881/10 from 210 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Singleton
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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
  • Billy Zane

    as Brad
  • Khandi Alexander

    as Simone
  • Maya Angelou

    as Aunt June
  • Lori Petty

    as Penelope
  • Ché J. Avery

    as Thug #2
  • Lloyd Avery II

    as Thug #1
  • Kimberly Brooks

    as Kim
  • Rico Bueno

    as Ticket Taker
  • Maia Campbell

    as Shante
  • Michael Colyar

    as Panhandler
  • Kina Cosper

    as Female Cousin
  • John Cothran

    as Uncle Earl
  • Dina D.

    as Dina
  • James Deeth

    as Helicopter pilot #1
  • Norma Donaldson

    as Aunt May
  • Kelly Joe Dugan

    as Truck driver
  • Suliamen El Hadi

    as Member, Last Poets
  • Omar Ben Hassan

    as Member, Last Poets
  • Jalal Nuriddin

    as Member, Last Poets
  • Daoud Spencer

    as Member, Last Poets
  • Clifton Collins Jr.

    as Mailroom Supervisor
  • Rene Elizondo

    as E.J.
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans

    as Crackhead
  • Q-Tip

    as Markell
  • Tone Loc

    as J Bone
  • Michael Rapaport

    as Dockworker
  • Keith Washington

    as Dexter
  • Yvette Wilson

    as Colette
  • Jenifer Lewis

    as Annie
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 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