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Boyz n the Hood (1991) Poster

Goofs

Crew or equipment visible 

When Doughboy is being taken to juvenile, a camera shadow falls across Ricky.
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Anachronisms 

The California license plate on Furious Styles' VW Beetle in the 1984 scenes was not available until 1987.
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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.
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Character error 

As the police officer holds his revolver to Trey's head, he refers to his weapon as a Smith & Wesson when it is actually a Colt Python.
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The characters erroneously say "SAT Test", which is redundant because SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test.
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Continuity 

Amount of blood on Trey's jeans, when he enters his home to get the gun after Rick is shot, then the jeans have less amount of blood when he gets out of Doughboy's car and then back to the same amount again when he comes back home.
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When Tre is raking the leaves, his lawn is green. When he leaved the house the next day, the lawn is dead.
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When Tre drives up to pick up Ricky, the windows on his car are down on both sides. After Ricky gets in, the shot from inside the car shows the window closed.
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When Furious is talking to Little Chris about raking his leaves, Chris is kneeling on his skateboard. In the next shot he is standing up holding it.
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In the alley scene where Ricky is shot and killed, he is shown running with his long sleeves rolled up before he gets shot. After he gets shot and Tre reaches him, Ricky's sleeves are pulled all the way down.
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When Doughboy says to pick Chris up, he jumps from the porch to the wheelchair between shots.
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When Ricky's recruiter is about to leave, Ricky taps him on the shoulder, then puts his arm down. In the next shot you see Ricky tapping him again on the shoulder.
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When Ferris fires his gun during the Crenshaw Blvd scene, the girl in the pink coat he is with reacts in the shot focused on the red car, when he had already been firing several rounds previous to this shot.
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When the "boyz" are driving late at night looking for the guys who shot Ricky, Dooky is sitting in the front seat with a pacifier in his mouth. He turns around towards the back seat and says, "Let's get something to eat" - and when the camera angle changes, the pacifier has disappeared.
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When Ricky is shot, both of the shots exit from the right barrel of his double-barrel shotgun.
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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.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Furious and Trey are driving back from fishing, film trucks are visible. John Singleton later said that there was not time to move them before shooting the scene.
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When Trey and Ricky are on their way to school in the morning, the camera rig is visible on the driver's side of the car.
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Factual errors 

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.
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Miscellaneous 

During the scene on Crenshaw Bl., when Ferris shoots into the air and the crowd scatters, you can see Ricky tripping over and almost getting run over by Doughboy's car.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The gun used to play Duck Hunt wasn't shown, as the gun the man was holding was an actual pistol, he was only pretending to play, as the person playing was off screen.
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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.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the scene on Crenshaw Bl. when Doughboy cocks his gun and the slide stays back showing the gun is unloaded.
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When Trey first arrives at his father's house the lawn is full of leaves, like it would be during the Autumn season. But all the trees and bushes in the neighborhood are very green and none of the other lawns have any leaves on them at all.
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Spoilers

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Boom mic visible 

After Rick gets shot, Trey walks back to his house and shoves Brandi. When Trey's dad pulls up, the boom mic is reflected in the windshield of his car.
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Revealing mistakes 

There are already bullet holes and blood on Ricky's shirt just before he gets shot. Also, the shirt on his chest is visibly bulged from squids containing fake blood underneath it.
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