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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:
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A gripping tale about South Central L.A. See more (189 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
Daniel W. Blaha .... construction foreman (uncredited)
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 .... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Patrick Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Robert Glass .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue editor
Paul Massey .... 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
 
Location Management
Kojo Lewis .... location manager (as Ernest Kojo Lewis)
Earl West .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
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
Michael W. Broomer .... driver (uncredited)
 
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
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)
Danny Ned Moore .... production coordinator (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:
"Boyz N the Hood" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"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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Language:
Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many real Crenshaw Mafia Bloods members were angered by the films portrayal of their set. Members stated that they were fronted off as cowards rather than authentic gangsters.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tre's Mom is dropping him off at his dad's house, the street and his dad's driveway are sunny, with no shade. After his dad tells the neighborhood kids he'll give them $5.00 for raking leaves on his lawn, the street and driveway are completely in shade.See more »
Quotes:
[Furious has shot at a burglar]
Furious:Somebody must have been praying for that fool, cause I swear I aimed right for his head.
Tre Age 10:You should have blew it off.
Furious Styles:Don't say that. Don't say that. Just would've contributed to the killing of another brother.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Full Frontal (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)See more »

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45 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
A gripping tale about South Central L.A., 22 May 2002
Author: Agent10 from Tucson, AZ

John Singleton's best film also proved to be one of my favorite movies about life in the streets. Cuba Gooding, Jr. displayed early on he was going to be a respectable actor. The power of the film has yet to be matched as most modern interpretations of street life prove to be violent stylizations. While Singleton has taken a couple missteps along the way, this film still stands up rather well by today's standards. The motives and actions appear realistic, especially Doughboy's thirst for revenge. A good film, which not only helped improve Laurence Fishburne's career, but introduced us to Gooding.

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