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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 »
User Reviews:
Tough and unflinching 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)

Directed by
John Singleton 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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:
Eddie Murphy was considered for the role of Jason 'Furious' Styles.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the flashback to 1984 when Trey and his father are driving down the street, there is a 1986-89 model Honda Accord at an intersection as they drive by.See more »
Quotes:
Tre Styles:[laughing after he breaks down in tears] I never thought I'd be crying in front of a female.
Brandi:You can cry in front of me.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.56" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
More Bounce to the OunceSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Tough and unflinching, 29 January 2007
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

A movie that takes place in South Central Los Angeles in 1991. I don't know about now but, at that time, that area was crime ridden with drug deals and murders happening almost daily. Father Jason Styles (Larry Fishburne) tries to bring up his son Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) correctly despite all the violence around them. It also deals with two friends of Tre--Darin (Ice Cube) an angry young black man and his brother Ricky (Morris Chestnut) who wants to go to college. It all leads up to a truly harrowing ending.

Director John Singleton's first movie is incredibly powerful and still his best movie (so far). From what I've heard he captured exactly what it was like to grow up in that area. It's a little dated though--the guy sucking on the pacifier confuses some people but that was a big fad back in 1991. It's just unbelievable that kids grew up in an area like that and survived. The story itself is a little too simplistic (the good and bad brothers) and it's basically just the story of a teenager coming of age--but it still works. Singleton wisely doesn't accuse anyone of how the situation is and offers no solutions. He just presents it in a matter of fact way which makes this all the more powerful.

The acting is just great. Fishburne and Gooding play a father and son perfectly. Fishburne is just incredible--Gooding falters a few times (and it's obvious that he's no teenager) but he's still very good. Ice Cube is a little one note in his character (always angry and sullen) but it fits. Chestnut is just great.

People should be warned--there's tons of profanity (but that is how kids talk) and the ending gets very bloody and disturbing. I still remember people crying out loud in the audience back in 1991. A powerful film and well worth seeing.

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