YMMV / New Jack City

  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "SIT yo' five dollar ass down before I make change!"
    • "I wanna shoot you so bad my dick is hard."
  • Moral Event Horizon: Nino crossed it either when he used a little girl as a human shield during a hit on his life at a wedding, or years earlier when he killed Scotty's mother (a random schoolteacher whom he didn't even know) when he was in a gang initiation.
  • Old Guard Versus New Blood: The old-school, Italian Mafia vs the more modern, tech-savvy CMB.
  • Playing Against Type: A unique example in that Chris Rock's role in this movie is far different than what he's usually known for, but those roles came after this one.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Wesley Snipes as Nino, Ice-T as Appleton and Chris Rock as Pookie.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Today we would say this film is trite but at the time it was considered gritty.
  • Special Effects Failure: That is definitely not Chris Rock on the bicycle during the bike chase early on.

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