New Jersey Drive is a fictional movie that sheds light on the City of Newark, New Jersey, the former auto theft capitol of America. The African American men of this community stole cars sometimes to make money, but often just to have fun joyriding. Starring many up and coming actors, this movie delivers an authentic gritty feel that reels you in. Jason Petty as Sharron Corley and Midget as Gabriel Casseus are the two main youths. Jason Petty comes from a single parent home and Midget lives and takes care of his grandmother and in and out of jail older brothers.
Jason is riding with a friend in a real flashy sport car that belonged to unethical Officer Emil Roscoe played by Saul Stein. Jason knows its stolen, but that is what they do. The stakes get much higher, Officer Roscoe and fellow officers open fire on the car. Jason runs but his friend can't. Officer Roscoe now takes this whole car theft thing personal, and keys in on Jason Petty. This makes Jason really start to feel the pressure because he is a street kid by choice. He has chosen the dregs of society to be his friends. Meanwhile, his mom is putting pressure on him to stay in school and stay away from his loser friends.
Once again, Jason and Midget are hanging out, Midget spontaneously decides to carjack a person at gun point. Jason is unaware of his thoughts and gets caught on tape driving the get away car. Officer Roscoe recognizes him and puts the pressure on. He can't go home and stays with friends. However, this was jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Officer Roscoe is at every turn, beating Jason and playing head games; fearful of Jason testifying in the grand jury hearings of the shooting. The ending is unpredictable with a realistic outcome.