Writer/director John Singleton made an authoritative debut with this powerful film about life in inner-city Los Angeles. Boyz N the Hood follows the life of Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his friends, half brothers Ricky (Morris Chestnut) and Doughboy (Ice Cube), whose lives are taking different paths through South Central. Soon-to-be college bound Tre, guided by the wisdom of his father Furious (Lawrence Fishburne), has kept himself free of the drugs and violence that so many in his neighborhood succumb to. Ricky is a star football player hoping his SAT scores are good enough to land a USC football scholarship. The honorable "Dough," meanwhile, is on a different path. As the story unfolds, all three struggle with honor, morality, and straight-up survival in the face of their neighborhood's harsh realities.
Specs & Requirements
Theatrical Release Date 7/12/1991
Subtitles French, English
Languages English, French
Screen Format 1.85:1