Edit
Baby Boy (2001) Poster

(2001)

Trivia

Jump to: Director Cameo (1)
Jody listens to the song "Hail Mary" by Tupac Shakur and has a mural of him in his room. Tupac Shakur was originally supposed to play the role of Jody, but was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
99 of 101 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
John Singleton originally wrote the role of Rodney for Ice Cube.
65 of 66 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
In the beginning of the film John Singleton's daughter portrays Jody's daughter.
41 of 42 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The store where Jody is jumped by the teenagers and robbed is the same store from Boyz N the Hood where Ricky buys the lottery ticket, milk, and donuts.
19 of 19 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The film is the last feature film written by John Singleton as he did not write any of his later feature-length directorial projects.
18 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
A.J. Johnson lived in South Central for 2 weeks to prepare for her role as Juanita, she rode the bus, hung out at the mall, John Singleton helped her connect with some friends and she also got her nose pierced.
17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
John Singleton mentioned that he wrote the script for this movie with Tupac Shakur in mind for the lead role.It was eventually filmed with Tyrese Gibson in his place and released in 2001, five years after Shakur's death.
25 of 27 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Ving Rhames who plays "Melvin" has said that a lot was cut out of the script and that he thought it had a lot more depth & was a lot more poignant than the actual film which he felt took a more commercial route.
12 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
At the time of filming, Tyrese Gibson was 23, and Taraji P. Henson was 31.
30 of 34 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
A poster of Tyra Banks is seen hanging on the wall in Jody's room. Director & writer John Singleton was previously in a relationship with Tyra from 1993 to 1996, and said that he put it there as an inside joke. John had given Tyra her first movie role in his third film "Higher Learning" (1995).
15 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
John Singleton originally started writing Baby Boy as a novel, he wrote two chapters of it but said it was taking too long & couldn't finish it.
9 of 9 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson later starred in Four Brothers (2005).
22 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Ving Rhames based a lot of his role as Melvin off the life of former Crip gang member Kevin "Big Cat" Doucette.
8 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
John Singleton's mother; Sheila Ward, plays a mourner in the dream sequence where Jody sees himself at his funeral.
7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
During the sex scene between Melvin and Juanita, "Larry King Live" with Mike Tyson making a guest appearance can be seen on the television. This episode originally aired on November 12, 1997.
7 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Although he plays a man who still lives with his mother in the film, in real life Tyrese Gibson bought his first house at the age of 16.
4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The album Jody's baby mother Peanut is seen rolling a joint on is "The Chronic" by Dr. Dre (1992).
5 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Omar Gooding worked with Tyrese on Hanging With Mr. Cooper and Taraji P. Henson on Smart Guy.
9 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When Jody is zapping through the channels on the new television that Melvin bought, we see the show "Divorce Court" and the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The movie Jody's son is watching on TV in his "fort" is "Starship Troopers" (1997).
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The book Yvette is seen reading in bed says "Priscilla Heathen Bosom" on the cover. This book actually doesn't exist and is just a generic prop.
4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Was released on the 10th anniversary of John Singleton's debut film; "Boyz N the Hood"
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Yvette's car, which Jody drives for most of the movie, is a "Honda Accord" 1998. It was nicknamed the Honda "Baby Boy" by many because of its popularity from the film.
5 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
Prior to this, Taraji P. Henson starred in 3 episodes of "Smart Guy" with Omar Gooding (1997-1998)
4 of 8 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
The boxing video game Sweatpea is seen playing at his girlfriend Kim's house is "Ready 2 Rumble" for the Dreamcast.
2 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

Director Cameo 

John Singleton: The bootlegger who tries to sell DVDs to Jody and Sweetpea.
32 of 37 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed