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Boyz n the Hood -- Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
John Singleton (written by)
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Release Date:
12 July 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Once upon a time in South Central L.A. ... It ain't no fairy tale See more »
Plot:
Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Remarkable Film From First-Time Director See more (170 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Hudhail Al-Amir ... S.A.T. Man
Lloyd Avery II ... Knucklehead #2

Angela Bassett ... Reva Styles
Mia Bell ... Female Club Member
Lexie Bigham ... Mad Dog
Kenneth A. Brown ... Little Chris
Nicole Brown ... Brandi - Age 10
Ceal ... Sheryl

Morris Chestnut ... Ricky Baker
Darneicea Corley ... Keisha

John Cothran ... Lewis Crump (as John Cothran Jr.)

Ice Cube ... Doughboy / Darren
Na'Blonka Durden ... Trina (as Na' Blonka Durden)
Susan Falcon ... Mrs. Olaf

Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ... Officer Coffey (as Jesse Ferguson)
Tyra Ferrell ... Mrs. Baker

Laurence Fishburne ... Furious Styles (as Larry Fishburne)
Dedrick D. Gobert ... Dooky

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Tre Styles
Regi Green ... Chris (as Redge Green)

Kareem J. Grimes ... Ice Cream Truck Kid

Tammy Hanson ... Rosa
Valentino D. Harrison ... Bobby - Age 10 (as Valentino Harrison)
Desi Arnez Hines II ... Tre - Age 10
Baha Jackson ... Doughboy - Age 10
Dee Dee Jacobs ... Renee

Kirk Kinder ... Officer Graham
Meta King ... Brandi's Mom

Regina King ... Shalika
Leanear Lane ... Gangster #2

Nia Long ... Brandi
Whitman Mayo ... The Old Man
Donovan McCrary ... Ricky - Age 10
Don Nelson ... Gangster #1
Jimmy Lee Newman ... Kid
Malcolm Norrington ... Knucklehead #1

Alysia Rogers ... Shanice (as Alysia M. Rogers)
Esther Scott ... Tisha's Grandmother
Leonette Scott ... Tisha

Vonte Sweet ... Ric Rock (as Vonté Sweet)
Baldwin C. Sykes ... Monster
Raymond D. Turner ... Ferris
Yolanda Whittaker ... Yo-Yo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Singleton ... Mailman (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Singleton 
 
Writing credits
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John Singleton (written by)

Produced by
Steve Nicolaides .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Mills (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Cannon 
 
Casting by
Jaki Brown 
 
Art Direction by
Bruce Bellamy 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters 
 
Makeup Department
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... makeup artist (as Marietta A. Carter)
Sterfon Demings .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Steve Nicolaides .... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simone Farber .... dga trainee
Eric Jones .... second assistant director
Don Wilkerson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Shirley Moore .... assistant property master (as Shirley A. Moore)
Willie J. Thompson .... property master
Michael D. Costello .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Amanda J. Flick .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Johnathon Gallagher .... painter (uncredited)
Caryn Marcus .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pamela Bentkowski .... special sound effects editor (as Pam Bentkowski)
Ruth Bird .... assistant adr editor
Veda Campbell .... sound mixer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... dialogue editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Patrick Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Minahan .... assistant special sound effects editor
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Michael A. Patillo .... boom operator (as Michael Anthony Patillo)
Brenda Sowa .... assistant special sound effects editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Renee Tondelli .... adr editor
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Randy Singer .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Domeyer .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas M. Ficke .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ousaun Elam .... utility stunts
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Gerard G. Williams .... utility stunts (as Gerard Williams)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Judson S. Brown .... second assistant camera
Tony Brown .... dolly grip (as Tony A. Brown)
Sherman Fulton .... assistant chief lighting technician
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator (as Tony Gaudioz)
Elisha Harris .... chief lighting technician (as Eli Harris)
D. Stevens .... still photographer
Robert A. Torres .... first assistant camera
Chuck Wells .... key grip
Derek Wells .... best boy grip (as Derek E. Wells)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Warren Fox .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael E. Little .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Chuck Sorensen .... electrician (uncredited)
Bobby Thomas .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Darin D. Brown .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryle Johnson .... wardrobe: men
Sharlene Williams .... wardrobe: women (as Shirlene Williams)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lisa Cholodenko .... post-production assistant
David Giammarco .... assistant film editor
Margaret Guinee .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie Gelb)
Raoul Roach .... music supervisor
Jeff Marsh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James R. Brown .... transportation coordinator (as James Brown)
Joseph E. Knott .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Gregory Allain .... production assistant
Judith Alonso .... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides
Gabrielle D. Buford .... production assistant
Wendy Renskowski Dale .... assistant accountant (as Wendy Renskowski)
Jeanie Daniels .... payroll accountant
Therese J. Davis .... unit publicist
Doris Nomathande Dixon .... production assistant
Joseph Doughrity .... production assistant
Linda Folsom .... production coordinator (as Linda Allan-Folsom)
Dawn Gilliam .... script supervisor
Katha Jones .... production accountant
Steven D. Levine .... production assistant
Kojo Lewis .... location manager (as Ernest Kojo Lewis)
Melissa Maxwell .... assistant: Mr. Singleton
Melody Phillips .... craft service
DJ Pooh .... drive-by sequence and beats
Brent Rollins .... logo artwork
Alex S. Samuel .... production assistant
Dion B. Vines .... production assistant (as Dion Vines)
Kendrick Wallace .... production associate (as Kendrick J. Wallace)
Earl West .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Spike Lee .... thanks
Danny Singleton .... thanks
Sheila Ward .... thanks (as Sheila L. Ward)
Fred Williams .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Boys in the Hood" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, violence and sensuality
Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ice Cube was John Singleton's first choice for Doughboy, he approached him at a rap music concert a couple of times, and Cube was reluctant to audition via a screen test, conducted by Singleton himself. Singleton later encouraged Cube to write screenplays (based on Cube's contribution to rap lyrics) - which resulted in the successful 'Friday' film series.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Ricky is a child at the beginning, the gang member asks for the football so he can give it back to Ricky. Although he had the football a second earlier, he only changes his mind after Ricky turns back to face him, making him feel guilty.See more »
Quotes:
Furious Styles:[referring to drug epidemic] I know every time you turn on the TV thats what you see, Black People, sellin the rock, pushin the rock, pushin the rock, yeah I know. But that wasn't a problem as long as it was here
[referring to Compton, Watts, other Black ghettos]
Furious Styles:. It wasn't a problem until it was in Iowa on Wall Street where there are hardly any black people.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in "The Hour: Episode #7.132" (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just Ask Me ToSee more »

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42 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable Film From First-Time Director, 19 April 2004
Author: evanreverb from Sydney, Australia

An exemplary directorial debut from John Singleton, who managed to create an American classic with his first effort.

As we follow Tre Styles from childhood toward becoming a young adult (as played effectively by Cuba Gooding, Jr.), and attempting to dodge, with the cautious guidance of his parents, the many dangers and risks associated with growing up in inner-city America, the sense of ever-present danger and, often, hopelessness associated with attempting to avoid falling into the cracks of society is abundantly clear.

In the role of Tre's troubled friend Dough Boy, Ice Cube is something of a revelation, and his balanced performance, alongside Singleton's excellent script, prevent him from becoming merely another gangster caricature. Lawrence Fishburne and Morris Chestnut add further depth to a strong cast.

All in all a very real, gritty depiction of the challenges faced at every turn by African American men and women in modern America. The building anger bristling beneath the surface in so many scenes is particularly resonant given the outburst of violence in the Rodney King Riots that took place in the very same city of the story just one year later.

The film spawned several 'urban gang flick' imitations in subsequent years, but most glorified violence and placed an emphasis on a loud soundtrack and sexual explicitness at the expense of strong plot-line, good character development and a serious social message.

All three are to be found in Boyz N the Hood.

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