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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 overview, first billed only:
Tamara LaSeon Bass ...
Ms. Herron (as Candy Brown Houston)
Melvin 'Mel'
Do Dirty (as Kareem Grimes)
Kaylan Bolton ...
Joe Joe
Kylan Bolton ...
Joe Joe
Freez Luv ...
Cake Man


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Boy - O Rei da Rua  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director John Singleton mentioned that he wrote the script for this movie with Tupac Shakur in mind for the lead role.It was eventually filmed with Tyrese Gibson in his place and released in 2001, five years after Shakur's death. See more »


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


[first lines]
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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Talk Sh*t 2 Ya
Written by D'Angelo, Marlon Cox and Curtis Mayfield
Produced by D'Angelo
Co-Produced by Marlon Cox (as Marlon C)
Performed by D'Angelo
D'Angelo appears courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Marlon C appears courtesy of Elektra Records
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John Singleton at his very best!
6 March 2003 | by (Manchester,England) – See all my reviews

I love all of John Singleton's film ever since I seen his brilliant debut Boyz N The Hood which I was blown away by. When I heard about Baby Boy I was expecting a follow up to Boyz N The Hood but both films are very unique although some aspects are similar. Before I seen the film I wasn't expecting Tyrese Gibson to be that good because the late great Tupac Shakur was suppose to play the role of Jody but I was astounded at how good Tyrese is at acting. This also has to be the best film Snoop Dogg has starred in because some of his earlier efforts e.g. Urban Menace are just pitiful. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in life in the hood or to people who like enjoyable dramas with good acting and dialogue. 8/10

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