New Jack City is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Mario Van Peebles in his directorial debut who also co-stars in the film. The film stars Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Peebles and Judd Nelson.


Drug tycoon Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) and his minions, known collectively as the Cash Money Brothers, have rapidly risen to the top of the New York City narcotics trade. Under Nino's heartless leadership, the drug operation has grown into a multimillion-dollar empire. Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), two police officers who know their way around the streets of Harlem, aim to bring Nino and his cohorts down. To do so, though, they'll have to play by Nino's rules and go undercover.


  • Wesley Snipes as Nino Brown
  • Ice-T as Scotty Appleton
  • Allen Payne as Gerald "Gee Money" Wells
  • Chris Rock as "Pookie" Benny Robinson
  • Judd Nelson as Nick Peretti
  • Mario Van Peebles as Stone
  • Michael Michele as Selina Thomas
  • Bill Nunn as the Duh Duh Duh Man
  • Russell Wong as Park
  • Bill Cobbs as Old man
  • Christopher Williams as Kareem Akbar
  • Vanessa Estelle Williams as Keisha
  • Tracy Camilla Johns as Uniqua
  • Anthony DeSando as Frankie Needles in His Arms
  • Nickolas Ashford as Reverend Oates
  • Keith Sweat as singer at the wedding
  • Flavor Flav as a DJ