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Poetic Justice (film)

Poetic Justice (film)
Film information
NamePoetic Justice
Directed byJohn Singleton
Produced byJohn Singleton
Steve Nicolaides
Dwight Alanzo Williams
Written byJohn Singleton
StarringJanet Jackson
Tupac Shakur
Regina King
Joe Torry
Tyra Ferrell
Music byStanley Clarke
CinematographyPeter Lyons Collister
Editing byBruce Cannon
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dateJuly 23, 1993
Running time109 min.
Gross revenue$27,515,786

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'Poetic Justice' is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King and Joe Torry. It was written and directed by John Singleton.

The main character, Justice, writes beautiful poems which she recites throughout the movie. The poems are in fact by Maya Angelou. Angelou also appears in the movie as one of the three elderly sisters, May, June and April (called the "Calendar Sisters") whom the characters meet at a roadside family reunion. The Last Poets make an appearance toward the end of the film.

Poetic Justice reached #1 in the box office its opening weekend, grossed $11,728,455. It eventually grossed a total of $27,515,786.

Jackson received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, with the Billboard Hot 100 number one song, "Again".

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