Jason’s Lyric (1994)

Rated R

Set in Houston, Jason’s Lyric, centers upon the life of a young, African-American man, Jason Alexander (Allen Payne).  Caring, affable and responsible, Jason is dedicated to his mother, Gloria (Suzzanne Douglas), and his brother, Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine).  He finds contentment in his daily job working in a neighborhood television repair shop and supporting his mother, who works two menial jobs.  Joshua has been recently released from prison having served time for the latest of many crimes.

The tension between Gloria and Joshua is high, as Gloria does not trust Joshua or his intentions.  Jason attempts to help Joshua in securing a legitimate position to work, despite his criminal past.  However, Joshua, who is poorly educated, turns to selling drugs and seeks to become involved in a robbery in order to make quick money. 

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