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Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 April 1991 (USA)
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to... See full summary »

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Joseph B. Vasquez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug E. Doug ... Willie Stevens
Mario Joyner ... Tom McNeal
John Leguizamo ... Johnny
Nestor Serrano ... Vinny / Fernando
Kimberly Russell ... Vanessa
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Luna
Reggie Montgomery Reggie Montgomery ... Rasta
Christine Claravall Christine Claravall ... Daria
Rose Jackson ... Lila
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Pedro
Marisol R. Reyes Marisol R. Reyes ... Sara
Victor L. Cook Victor L. Cook ... Louie-Louie
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Caseworker (as LaTanya Richardson)
Clayton Prince ... Frederick
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Bobby
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Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and a strong sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utcák királyai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$532,933
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Juno Pix,New Line Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Leguizamo originally wanted to play Johnny as being street-smart and wearing the latest urban fashion. But Vasquez insisted that Johnny be an innocent character. Leguizamo originally could not believe that a young man from the ghetto could be so innocent until Vasquez revealed that that part of Johnny was based on himself. See more »

Goofs

During the car crash, the hood of Tommy's car pops up before he hits the wall. See more »

Quotes

Tom McNeal: I wouldn't dance with you even if you didn't look like a sabertooth tiger. Bitch!
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Referenced in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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Llego Mijan
Performed by Tito Puente and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
Written by Tito Puente
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An entertaining foray into ethnic relationships in NYC disguised as a low-ball comedy
16 June 2009 | by washthisSee all my reviews

I starting watching this on Comedy Central and assumed "oh, a film about some guys partying in the Bronx...i'll give it a whirl." I was not expecting a curiously sincere, although somewhat slap-stick, film about class differences in NYC.

The four characters represent the spectrum of what any struggling urban area would produce: a loaner who blames his race on his inability to thrive in society, an actor who tries but eventually fails to make his movie dreams a reality, a gigolo who denies his often maligned heritage in order to court women, and a genuinely earnest stock-boy who secretly desires to do what few in his position are able to: leave the monotony of dead-end beginnings and go to college and experience the world.

After each character is introduced, the film follows the journey of the men from areas of the Bronx (where beer bottles are thrown at the car after a protective father hears one of the men whistling at his daughter) to Midtown Manhattan, where the group partake in some harmless pre-Giuliani peep-show fun.

I rarely comment on films, but I thoroughly enjoyed this 'Hunt's Point Odyssey'. Some of the messages the film tries to convey are done so unrealistically, however, some of the scenes are moving and authentic (an interrogation scene involving a racist Italian subway cop who discredits the gigolo's purported identity by reacquainting him with his given Hispanic name on a driver's license, in an attempt to further emblaze immovable class lines).

Many cities contain areas with steep social and economic gradations, but none compare to NYC. It was entertaining to watch the small victories and defeats of each of these men who are somewhat pathetic, but all share common goal of enjoying themselves. Their journey is a painful reminder of the difficulty inherent in trying to escape the oft-referred realizations of each of their 'seemingly inescapable and meager' respective destinies.

Most (if not all) of the main actors grew up in NYC, and I think that helps to add a sense of realism to their performance.

If you have an open mind and don't mind the unmistakable sound of early 90s rap soundtracks, get this film. Perhaps you will enjoy it as much as I did.


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