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.
This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA. Written by
Daniel Bredy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
M.C. Ren, perhaps most famous for being a member of the influential rap group N.W.A., was originally set to play the character A-Wax. See more »
The USA Director's Cut DVD incorrectly states that the movie is rated R, but it's actually the uncut NC-17 rated version. See more »
[Playing cards at a table]
Look here, man. Now that you been out the joint two weeks don't you think it's about time you gave me my money?
Told you I ain't got your money yet, man.
'da fuck you mean you ain't got my money yet? motherfuckin' everybody know about that money you hid from that robbery!
mu'phucka I told you I ain't got your money yet, man!
[tilts head to the left]
'Da fuck you mean you ain't got my money yet? muthafucka you best be comin' up wit' my cash or else you know what I'm ...
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This movie is so good, I remember specifically the first time I saw it.
I was 17 years old, hanging out with friends, doing the things 17 year olds and the characters in the movie do, in a friend's backyard. On our way out to a movie theater, I ran up to the entertainment room to grab my jacket. As I entered, I heard the first line of "Menace" from a television which had been left on. In the 30 seconds it took me to put on my jacket, I was drawn into the flick.
As the first scene came to a close, my buddies came looking for me. It didn't take long for them to realize that we wouldn't be going anywhere.
At such an age this movie shocked and excited me. It left me in awe and on the edge of tears.
In my early twenties (and after I'd seen it several times), the movie made me laugh out loud. The clever dialog, even in tenuous situations, is genius. Cheeseburgers, anyone?
Now in my late twenties, I consider this a classic. Take your other gang movies and throw them out the window. Boyz n the Hood is the only one that comes close and that takes itself way too seriously. Everything else is just an imitation of this perfectly woven tale.
As long as you can tolerate the violence and not-so-clean language, check this one out. It's simply brilliant.
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