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Baby Boy (2001)

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This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Peanut
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Ms. Herron (as Candy Brown Houston)
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Juanita
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Melvin 'Mel'
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Rodney
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Kim
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Do Dirty (as Kareem Grimes)
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Sharika
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Joe Joe
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Joe Joe
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Cake Man
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Patrice
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This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: Yvette, the mother of his son, and a new interest. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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27 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Boy - O Rei da Rua  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,606,403 (USA) (29 June 2001)

Gross:

$28,734,552 (USA) (7 September 2001)
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Trivia

John Singleton: The bootlegger who tries to sell DVDs to Jody and Sweetpea. See more »

Goofs

When the kids jump Jody at the liquor store, his backpack is on him then in the next shot, it disappears. See more »

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Jody: There's this psychiatrist, a lady named Frances Chris Walson. She has a theory about the black man in America. She says because of the system of racism in this country, the black man is meant to think of himself as a baby. A not yet fully formed being, who has not yet realized his full potential. To support her claim, she offers the following: First off, what does a black man call his woman? Mama. Secondly, what does a black man call his closest acquaintances? His boys. And finally...
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From L.A. South Central Cinema, dealing a new hand. The new deal has struck again. See more »

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Features The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Written by Chris Liggio, Felicia Adams and Dave Hollister (as David Hollister)
Produced by Chris Liggio
Co-Produced by Tony Prendatt
Performed by Felicia Adams
Felicia Adams appears courtesy of JDS Records
David Hollister appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Great movie that combines drama, comedy, music and action.
8 September 2001 | by (san fran) – See all my reviews

Baby boy is a great movie that combines drama, comedy, music and action to convey meaningful social issues. I loved the way this movie developed and the way the characters developed. THere are about five parts that made me laugh hysterically outloud. If you like John Singleton and great acting then watch this movie. It is a pleasure.


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