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Baby Boy -- Ten years after the release of the seminal "Boyz N the Hood," acclaimed director John Singleton returns to the same inner-city L.A. neighborhood for the story of a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy" facing the commitments of real life.
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Writer (WGA):
John Singleton (written by)
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Release Date:
27 June 2001 (USA) See more »
This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tyrese Gibson ... Joseph Summers

Taraji P. Henson ... Yvette

Omar Gooding ... Sweetpea
Tamara LaSeon Bass ... Peanut

Candy Ann Brown ... Ms. Herron (as Candy Brown Houston)

A.J. Johnson ... Juanita

Ving Rhames ... Melvin 'Mel'

Snoop Dogg ... Rodney

Angell Conwell ... Kim

Kareem J. Grimes ... Do Dirty (as Kareem Grimes)

Tracey Cherelle Jones ... Sharika
Kaylan Bolton ... Joe Joe
Kylan Bolton ... Joe Joe
Freez Luv ... Cake Man

Mo'Nique ... Patrice

Juanita Jennings ... Rachel

Liris Crosse ... Receptionist
Sylvester Robinson ... Little Boy
Maasai Singleton ... Little Boy

Mario Jackson ... Roger (as Mario William Jackson)

Keith Diamond ... Sneed
Freddie Ricks ... Winston (as Frederick Ricks)
Selma McPherson ... Ms. Daniels
Asondra Hunter ... Woman

Tawny Dahl ... Pandora
AlexSandra Wright ... Woman Inside (as Alex Wright)
Serese Teate ... Sheryl
Olan Thompson ... Chris
Ephraim Benton ... Young Thug
Java Benson ... Young Thug
DeJuan Guy ... Looney Toon (as Dejuan Guy)
Deon Gregory ... Tony
Tray Deee ... Knucklehead
Goldie Loc ... Knucklehead
Diamond Dawn Cook ... Woman
Charlee Miyohshi ... Woman
Roma Alvarez ... Mexican Neighbor
Limary Agosto ... Lucy Girl
Amentha Dymally ... Elderly Woman

Kym Whitley ... Host
Hope Flood ... Guest
Dannon Green ... Guest
Cleopatra Singleton ... Lil' Nut
Sheila Ward ... Mourner (as Sheila L. Ward)
Jamaica Carter ... Já Toú
Delores Gilbeaux ... Co-Worker
Terrance Holloway ... Dice Player
Sir Hondes D. Williams Sr. ... Dice Player
Calvin L. Valrie Jr. ... Dice Player
Eddie Clark ... Street Vendor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yolanda Jones ... Co-Worker (uncredited)
Akciree Knight ... Baby (uncredited)
Ericka Knight ... Baby (uncredited)

Shawn M. Richardz ... Middle Class Woman (uncredited)

John Singleton ... Man Selling Bootleg Movies (uncredited)

Angie Wells ... Girl in Hair Salon in Print Pants (uncredited)

Directed by
John Singleton 
Writing credits
John Singleton (written by)

Produced by
Sabrina Gray .... associate producer (as Sabrina L. Gray)
John Singleton .... producer
Dwight Williams .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Arnold 
Cinematography by
Charles Mills (director of photography) (as Charles E. Mills)
Film Editing by
Bruce Cannon 
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kimberly R. Hardin)
Production Design by
Keith Brian Burns 
Set Decoration by
Judi Giovanni 
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter  (as Ruth Carter)
Makeup Department
Marietta Carter-Narcisse .... key makeup artist
Sterfon Demings .... key hair stylist
Felicia Herron .... key hair stylist (as Felicia Lisa Herron)
Angie Wells .... makeup artist (as Angela Wells)
Production Management
Dwight Williams .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kristen Brickner .... second second assistant director
Frank Davis .... first assistant director
Jason Roberts .... second assistant director
Tyrone S. Walker .... second assistant director (as Tyrone Walker)
Christian Clarke .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator
Liba Daniels .... assistant art director
Jimmie Herron Jr. .... property master
Tamara Murphy .... on-set dresser
Noah Plunkett .... stand-by greens
Sean D. Jackson .... greensman (uncredited)
Brent David Mannon .... set dresser (uncredited)
James R. Shumaker .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... supervising adr editor
Veda Campbell .... production sound mixer
Kerry Ann Carmean .... foley editor (as Kerry Carmean)
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor
Chris Hogan .... supervising foley editor (as Christopher Hogan)
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor
Drake Jenevein .... assistant sound editor
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Tom Ozanich .... sound editor
Vic Radulich .... sound editor
Perry Robertson .... foley editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
David Spence .... dialogue editor
Fred Stafford .... adr editor
Frederick H. Stahly .... adr editor
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Tracy Bolt .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Thomas D. Bacho Jr. .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jerry Miscevich .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Billy Bryan .... fabrication supervisor: Masterfx (as Bill Bryan)
Todd Masters .... visual effects designer: Masterfx
Dan Rebert .... fabrication lead: Masterfx
Stacy Scofield .... administrator: Masterfx
Sean Taylor .... visual effects producer: Masterfx
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (as Tony Brubacker)
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Keith Splinter Davis .... stunts (as Keith Davis)
Kofi Elam .... stunts (as Koffey Elam)
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunts
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Wayne King .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Roger Minor .... stunts
Royce L. Minor .... stunts (as Royce Minor)
John Moio .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (as Hugh A. O'Brien)
Joe Ordaz .... stunts
Diane Reneé .... stunts
Len Richard .... stunts (as Len Richards)
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Jeff Sanders .... stunts
Robair Sims .... stunts
John Tamburro .... helicopter stunt pilot
William Washington .... stunts
Lee Weaver .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Camera and Electrical Department
Warren Fox .... rigging gaffer
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator
Martin Glover .... video assistant (as Martin J. Glover)
Elisha Harris .... chief lighting technician (as Eli Harris)
Wendell Harris .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dannon Johnson .... second grip
Steven Mendoza .... dolly grip (as Steven E. Mendoza)
Eli Reed .... still photographer
Adan Torres .... second assistant camera
Robert A. Torres .... first assistant camera (as Robert Torres)
Derek Wells .... key grip
Dan Ayers .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joseph W. Calloway .... camera operator (uncredited)
Chris Kovalski .... grip (uncredited)
Michael McCormack .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Craig Nix .... technocrane assistant (uncredited)
Charles Simons .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
Chuck Sorensen .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Vernon Wynne .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Debra Secher .... casting associate
Ann Frederick .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Chris Gray .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Conan Castro Jr. .... costumer (as Conan C. Castro Jr.)
Rita McGhee .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Justin Bourret .... associate film editor
Brian Felton .... apprentice editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
David Raymond .... assistant film editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Eric Rigney .... avid technician (uncredited)
Location Management
Wayne Middleton .... location manager
Kevin Collins .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Carlyn Couch .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Pamella D'Pella .... location manager (uncredited)
Ptah Shabaf .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Donnie Anderson .... music co-supervisor
Jay Bolton .... music editor
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
John Singleton .... music supervisor
Melodee Sutton .... music consultant
Pilar McCurry .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation captain
Craig Lietzke .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Benjamin Adams .... production accountant
Darius Aubry .... assistant: Mr. Williams (as Darius M. Aubry)
Noella Barb .... set medic
Cassandra Butcher .... publicity consultant (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist (as Cassandra O. Butcher)
Tiphany Butler .... production assistant
Zaid Gayle .... production assistant (as Zaid C. Gayle)
Andrea Giannetti .... studio executive: development
Kobet Harber .... physical trainer
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group
Ezekiel Jackson .... security officer
Anthony Jacobs .... production coordinator
Yolanda Jones .... assistant: Mr. Singleton
Bonnie Jordan .... assistant production coordinator
Lalanya Masters .... production assistant
Anton Perkins .... caterer
Tory Reed .... production assistant
E.J. Roberts .... craft service
Scott T. Sudduth .... production assistant (as Scott Suddith)
Melisa Sánchez .... script supervisor (as Melisa Sanchez)
Jayson Taylor .... production assistant (as Jason Taylor)
Leon P. Watkins .... production assistant
Xelinda Yancy .... production secretary
Anna Belaro-Rodriguez .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
James M. Chizmar Jr. .... dive master (uncredited)
André Devantier .... caterer (uncredited)
Juliana FauntLeRoy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arif S. Kinchen .... voice-over (uncredited)
Rhonda Reznick .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Aaron Walrod .... payroll accountant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Kevin Doucette .... special thanks
Warren Drummond .... special thanks
Michelle Richards .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"South Central L.A." - Japan (English title) (video title)
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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and some drug use
130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 (2016) | Spain:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38090)

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John Singleton originally wrote the role of Rodney for Ice Cube.See more »
Continuity: When Rodney and his crew are rolling and headed to find Jody there is no tint on the windows. Once they reach the spot where Jody is, all of a sudden the tint is so dark, Jody can't tell whether its Rodney driving or Yvette. When the window is going down you can see the tint is on the glass.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...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Illegal Tender' (2008) (V)See more »
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Did Yvette get an abortion?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good., 4 August 2002
Author: David, Film Freak from Palmerston North, New Zealand

R&B Crooner Tyrese takes a stab at acting in this realistic film about 'Baby Boy' . He thinks he's a man... he's got 2 kids. But really, he's just a baby who doesn't want to leave the cosy confines of his momma's house. There's no actual real plot-line to this movie, it's basically just an excerpt from Baby Boy's life - detailing his relationships with his mother, his kids, his kid's mothers and his mother's new man. Rapper Snoop Dogg also appears in this, as a rather nasty-lookin ex-boyfriend of Tyrese's woman. Fine directing, strong acting, a good metaphorical element about him being in the womb and sly humour make Baby Boy a good watch... although those sexually inhibited might find this a bit strong!

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