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Boyz n the Hood ()


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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 17 nominations.
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Hudhail Al-Amir ...
S.A.T. Man
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Knucklehead #2
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Reva Styles
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Female Club Member (as Mia Bell)
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Mad Dog
Kenneth A. Brown ...
Little Chris
Nicole Brown ...
Brandi - Age 10
Ceal ...
Sheryl
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Ricky Baker
Darneicea Corley ...
Keisha
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Lewis Crump (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Doughboy / Darren
Na'Blonka Durden ...
Trina (as Na' Blonka Durden)
Susan Falcon ...
Mrs. Olaf
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ...
Officer Coffey (as Jesse Ferguson)
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Mrs. Baker
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Furious Styles (as Larry Fishburne)
Dedrick D. Gobert ...
Dooky
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Tre Styles
Regi Green ...
Chris (as Redge Green)
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Ice Cream Truck Kid
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Rosa
Valentino D. Harrison ...
Bobby - Age 10 (as Valentino Harrison)
Desi Arnez Hines II ...
Tre - Age 10
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Doughboy - Age 10
Dee Dee Jacobs ...
Renee
Kirk Kinder ...
Officer Graham
Meta King ...
Brandi's Mom
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Shalika
Leanear Lane ...
Gangster #2
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Brandi
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The Old Man
Donovan McCrary ...
Ricky - Age 10
Don Nelson ...
Gangster #1
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Kid
Malcolm Norrington ...
Knucklehead #1
Alysia Rogers ...
Shanice (as Alysia M. Rogers)
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Tisha's Grandmother
Leonette Scott ...
Tisha
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Ric Rock (as Vonté Sweet)
Baldwin C. Sykes ...
Monster
Raymond D. Turner ...
Ferris
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Yo-Yo
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Mailman (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Singleton

Written by

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John Singleton ... (written by)

Produced by

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Steve Nicolaides ... producer

Music by

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Stanley Clarke

Cinematography by

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Charles Mills ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bruce Cannon

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Lisa Cholodenko ... post-production assistant
David Giammarco ... assistant film editor
Margaret Guinee ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Jaki Brown

Art Direction by

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Bruce Bellamy

Set Decoration by

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Kathryn Peters

Makeup Department

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Marietta Carter-Narcisse ... makeup artist (as Marietta A. Carter)
Sterfon Demings ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Steve Nicolaides ... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simone Farber ... dga trainee
Eric Jones ... second assistant director
Don Wilkerson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Shirley Moore ... assistant property master (as Shirley A. Moore)
Willie J. Thompson ... property master
Daniel W. Blaha ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Michael D. Costello ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flaherty ... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Amanda J. Flick ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Johnathon Gallagher ... painter (uncredited)
Caryn Marcus ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Pamela Bentkowski ... special sound effects editor (as Pam Bentkowski)
Ruth Bird ... assistant adr editor
Veda Campbell ... sound mixer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... dialogue editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin ... adr mixer
Patrick Drummond ... supervising sound editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Wayne Griffin ... dialogue editor
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
Karen Minahan ... assistant special sound effects editor
Bob Newlan ... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Michael A. Patillo ... boom operator (as Michael Anthony Patillo)
Brenda Sowa ... assistant special sound effects editor
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Renee Tondelli ... adr editor
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tim Song Jones ... sound transferer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Randy Singer ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Domeyer ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas M. Ficke ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ousaun Elam ... utility stunts
Bob Minor ... stunt coordinator
Gerard G. Williams ... utility stunts (as Gerard Williams)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Judson S. Brown ... second assistant camera
Tony Brown ... dolly grip (as Tony A. Brown)
Sherman Fulton ... assistant chief lighting technician
Anthony Gaudioz ... camera operator (as Tony Gaudioz)
Elisha Harris ... chief lighting technician (as Eli Harris)
D. Stevens ... still photographer
Robert A. Torres ... first assistant camera
Chuck Wells ... key grip
Derek Wells ... best boy grip (as Derek E. Wells)
Kenneth Estes ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Warren Fox ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael E. Little ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Chuck Sorensen ... electrician (uncredited)
Bobby Thomas ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Darin D. Brown ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Darryle Johnson ... wardrobe: men
Sharlene Williams ... wardrobe: women (as Shirlene Williams)

Location Management

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Kojo Lewis ... location manager (as Ernest Kojo Lewis)
Pamella D'Pella ... location scout (uncredited)
Earl West ... key assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jamie Forester ... music editor (as Jamie Gelb)
Raoul Roach ... music supervisor
Jeff Marsh ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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James R. Brown ... transportation coordinator (as James Brown)
Joseph E. Knott ... transportation captain
Michael W. Broomer ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Gregory Allain ... production assistant
Judith Alonso ... assistant: Mr. Nicolaides
Gabrielle D. Buford ... production assistant
Wendy Renskowski Dale ... assistant accountant (as Wendy Renskowski)
Jeanie Daniels ... payroll accountant
Therese J. Davis ... unit publicist
Doris Nomathande Dixon ... production assistant
Joseph Doughrity ... production assistant
Linda Folsom ... production coordinator (as Linda Allan-Folsom)
Dawn Gilliam ... script supervisor
Katha Jones ... production accountant
Steven D. Levine ... production assistant
Melissa Maxwell ... assistant: Mr. Singleton
Melody Phillips ... craft service
DJ Pooh ... drive-by sequence and beats
Brent Rollins ... logo artwork
Alex S. Samuel ... production assistant
Dion B. Vines ... production assistant (as Dion Vines)
Kendrick Wallace ... production associate (as Kendrick J. Wallace)

Thanks

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Spike Lee ... thanks
Danny Singleton ... thanks
Sheila Ward ... thanks (as Sheila L. Ward)
Fred Williams ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. Written by Tad Dibbern

Plot Keywords
Taglines Once upon a time in South Central L.A. ... It ain't no fairy tale See more »
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Also Known As
  • Boys in the Hood (United States)
  • Boyz N the Hood: Increase the Peace (World-wide, English title)
  • Boys in the Hood (Japan, English title)
  • Boyz N the Hood (Canada, English title)
  • Boyz'n the Hood, la loi de la rue (France)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,023,462, 14 Jul 1991

Did You Know?

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Trivia To maintain a sense of realism, John Singleton never warned the actors about when shots would be fired. Their reactions are real. See more »
Goofs Tre is given, by Furious, the tedious job of raking the leaves off of his lawn. There is, however, no tree evident in supporting shots or surrounding lawns to indicate where the leaves had come from. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Soapdish/What About Bob?/Hudson Hawk/Only the Lonely (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Jam on It See more »
Crazy Credits After the epilogue of what happens to Doughboy and Tre, the words "Boyz n the Hood: Increase the Peace" appears onscreen See more »
Quotes Furious Styles: Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.
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