Juice is a classic hip-hop movie to a lot of people. With its 25th anniversary coming up, the producers from the film are releasing some unseen footage. Fans are now able to see an alternate ending from the movie that ends up with the death of Tupac Shakurs’s character. The director has a pretty interesting reason why the scene was left out, and you’ll want to check it out!
Losing His Grip
It was Tupac’s acting debut; he played a Harlem teen named Bishop. In the original ending to the movie, his character dies after a fight with his friend Q, played by Omar Epps. The two get into a scuffle, and it ends with Omar Epps’ character losing his grip of Tupac while he was hanging over the side of a building.
In the new alternate ending, things are a little bit different. This time around Tupac’s character purposely loosens his grip and lets go, resulting in him falling to his death.
After Bishop hears police sirens in the background, he tells Q “I ain’t going to jail, man,” and he chooses death instead of prison.
The 25th anniversary version of the film released this week, and it had some bonus commentary from the co-writer and director, Ernest R. Dickerson. The bonuses also included interviews with different producers and actors from the movie like Omar Epps, Khalil Kain, and Jermaine Hopkins.