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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joseph Summers
... Yvette
... Sweetpea
Tamara LaSeon Bass ... Peanut
... Ms. Herron (as Candy Brown Houston)
... Juanita
... Melvin 'Mel'
... Rodney
... Kim
... Do Dirty (as Kareem Grimes)
... Sharika
Kaylan Bolton ... Joe Joe
Kylan Bolton ... Joe Joe
Freez Luv ... Cake Man
... Patrice
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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 relationships with two women: Yvette, the mother of his son, and a new interest. Written by Anonymous

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

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27 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Boy - O Rei da Rua  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,606,403, 1 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,734,552, 9 September 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jody listens to a lot of Tupac Shakur songs and has a mural on his wall of him. Tupac Shakur was supposed to play the role of Jody. See more »

Goofs

When Yvette is walking back to her friend's car while holding her son and an umbrella, as she gets in the car, the umbrella is never retracted or put in the vehicle. It just vanishes. See more »

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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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Written by Clarence Dorsey, Birdman and Mannie Fresh
Produced by Mannie Fresh
Performed by B.G. featuring Birdman (as Baby) and Lac
B.G., Baby and Lac appear courtesy of Cash Money Records
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Couldn't Be More Ghetto If It Tried
13 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is not an uplifting film, nor does it try to be. A young black man trying to survive in the hood and dealing with the mess he created. The typical stereotypes abound. Unemployed, illegitimate child and crime. The main character is always conscious of the possibility of being killed on the streets. Part of the plot is that a part of him wants to escape, but he knows no other way to exist.

You could sit in the passenger seat of a car driving through Compton or Watts, run a camcorder out the window for about 90 minutes and come up with the same thing.(Provided you survive the trip) There are a few strange twists in this film, such as the mother-son dynamic and the battle of good vs. evil featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg.


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