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Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  12 July 1991 (USA)
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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hudhail Al-Amir ...
S.A.T. Man
Lloyd Avery II ...
Knucklehead #2
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Mia Bell ...
Female Club Member
Lexie Bigham ...
Mad Dog
Kenneth A. Brown ...
Little Chris
Nicole Brown ...
Ceal ...
Sheryl
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Darneicea Corley ...
Keisha
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Lewis Crump (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Doughboy / Darren
Na'Blonka Durden ...
Trina (as Na' Blonka Durden)
Susan Falcon ...
Mrs. Olaf
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Officer Coffey (as Jesse Ferguson)
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Storyline

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Once upon a time in South Central L.A. ... It ain't no fairy tale See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boys in the Hood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$57,504,069 (USA)
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Trivia

Doughboy and his crew are based on the Rollin 60s Crips street gang, while Ferris and his crew are based on the Crenshaw Mafia Bloods street gang. See more »

Goofs

Tre is given, by Furious, the tedious job of raking the leaves off of his lawn. There is, however, no tree evident in supporting shots or surrounding lawns to indicate where the leaves had come from. See more »

Quotes

Ricky: Hey D, why don't you go to the store for me.
Doughboy: Nigga, I ain't the one she told to go get it, its yo wife.
Ricky: Look man, she ain't my wife.
Doughboy: She may as well be, Y'all got a family and all.
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Crazy Credits

After the epilogue of what happens to Doughboy and Tre, the words "Boyz n the Hood: Increase the Peace" appears onscreen See more »

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Referenced in Grand Theft Auto V (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and You
Written and Produced by Raphael Saadiq (as Raphael Wiggins)
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné!
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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Excellent Movie
24 May 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

Well-done movie by John Singleton, and very well-acted. Well-developed characters, and people you come to really care about. What's especially sad is we actually have areas of this country where the brutality and senselessness portrayed here is all too real. Cuba Gooding, Jr. is exceptional as a bright young man deperately trying to not get sucked into the endless rage and revenge life of his boyhood pals. Laurence Fishburne is tremendous as a father trying to steer his son through this minefield of a life, and on to better things.

One complaint, his "Don't trust the white man" speech has gotten ridiculously old. This attitude serves absolutely no one, and makes all of us, white and black, worse off because of it. It's time this ceased to be portrayed in movies.


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