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Menace II Society (1993) Poster

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Tupac Shakur was originally cast to play Sharif but was fired which led to a physical fight with Allen Hughes. Shakur was charged with assault and battery. Shakur bragged about the altercation on an appearance on Yo! MTV Raps (1988). A tape of the appearance was played at the trial as evidence against Shakur. Shakur was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
A prison riot sequence was cut from the film in order to avoid an NC-17 rating.
Spice 1 was originally cast as Caine Lawson.
New Line Cinema mandated that a platinum rapper be cast in the film and so MC Eiht was cast as A-Wax.
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MC 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.
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Al Essey had an uncredited scene but was cut from the final film for being "too gangster" with no story that relates to the film.
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are used 300 times during the course of the film.
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Actor Ian Davids (Insurance Man at door with Clifton Powell), was producing a short film for Menace's casting director Tony Lee. Mr. Lee had Davids audition, during which Davids threw coins at casting and producers...which was kept in the final cut.
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