MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 391 this week

South Central (1992)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 2,436 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 9 critic

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director:

(as Steve Anderson)

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 11 Jul 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "South Central" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: South Central (1992)

South Central (1992) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of South Central.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu
Juice (1992)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Juice" is about 4 inner-city teens who get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as 'the juice'.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jason and Midget are two young, black teenagers living in Newark,New Jersey, the unofficial car theft capital of the world. Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gomez
Stars: Sharron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein
Fresh (1994)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with... See full summary »

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker
Strapped (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges ... See full summary »

Director: Forest Whitaker
Stars: William James Stiggers Jr., Chi Ali, Bokeem Woodbine
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of black U.S. movies, for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay
Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans
New Jack City (1991)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne
Above the Rim (1994)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.

Director: Jeff Pollack
Stars: Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He ... See full summary »

Director: Doug McHenry
Stars: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bokeem Woodbine
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
South Central (TV Series 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Tina Lifford, Larenz Tate, Tasha Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bobby
...
Ray Ray
Lexie Bigham ...
Bear (as Lexie D. Bigham)
...
Loco
...
Carole
Kevin Best ...
Genie Lamp
Big Daddy Wayne ...
Henchman (as 'Big Daddy' Wayne)
Allan Hatcher ...
Baby Jimmie
Alvin Hatcher ...
Baby Jimmie
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Ken Dog
Rana Kirkland ...
Girl in Club (as Rana Mack)
Diane Manzo ...
Undercover Cop
...
Detective
Christian Coleman ...
Jimmie
Leonard Boyles ...
Termite
Edit

Storyline

A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A child's chance to escape anger and injustice begins with one man...His father.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gang violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al Sur de Los √Āngeles  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,373,196 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ali: We all know Bobby here a man. He a man, so nobody punking nobody here. Am I right, Buddha? Buddha, do you, or do you not recognize this is a man standing here?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blood In, Blood Out (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rumors of a Dead Man
Written by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Performed by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Courtesy of Hollywood BASIC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well intentioned but not brilliant!
12 April 2002 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Well intentioned but not brilliant urban drama focused on the live of a young black gang member (Plummer) who goes to prison for ten years and, after been released, tries hard to protect his only son against the bad influence of his ex - partners in crime. The movie is predictable and although sometimes gripping, the overcome is clearly inferior when compared with other movies of the same genre. Anyway, Plummer and Dupree are good in their roles. I give this a 5 (five).


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The actor that played Genie Lamp ghislynn8
South Central was meant to curtail gang murders DBakeer107
Novel roddick-1
i need help rodrsav
this movie is crap pauljfrain
Song in the credits? djagility
Discuss South Central (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?