This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.Written by
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During the cookout scene the grocery bags read "Vote Yes on 163." This refers to California Proposition 163 which amended the California Constitution to prohibit the state, or any county, city, or special district, from imposing sales or use taxes on food products used for home consumption. See more »
Before the drive-by shooting at the end of the film, Illena's cousin is seen loading the clip of his Uzi machine gun. He then puts in the clip backwards, with the bullets pointing towards the back of the gun. See more »
Hey man, I was gonna tell you somethin' 'fore we went up in the house, man.
Oh nigga, guess what? Word got back about them little marks who jacked you and Harold. I know were they be kickin' it at. Down with a 187?
Let's do this.
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UK video, LaserDisc, and the initial DVD versions were cut to remove footage of O-Dog unlocking a car door by using a metal strip. The cuts were restored to the 2003 DVD. See more »
STREIHT UP MENACE
Written by MC Eiht (as A. Tyler) and DJ Slip (as T. Allen)
Performed by MC Eiht (of Compton's Most Wanted)
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Extremely brutal, but gripping and compelling story of a volatile, alienated young teenager (Turner) growing up in the violent atmosphere of the L.A. Watts District and—against the advice of family and friends—makes no effort to transcend the harshness and ignorance of his surroundings, instead choosing to head down a dead-end path. Violent, almost unbearable at times, but faultlessly acted by the cast, and filled with powerful, authentic scenes. Tate is an absolute powerhouse as Turner's younger, impulsive, and extremely cold-blooded pal. Obviously not for all tastes, but a monumental achievement regardless, thanks to a superior cast of actors. ***½
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