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John Singleton, John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood

112' - 1991 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: John Singleton, John Singleton Composer: Stanley Clarke With: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Writer and Director John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles, California takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together in the "hood". Half-brothers Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky Baker (Morris Chestnut) are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the "All-American" athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while Doughboy succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), who is lucky to have a father, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne), to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.

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John Singleton, John Singleton


Stanley Clarke


Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir


John Singleton

Director of Photography

Charles Mills


Bruce Cannon


Steve Nicolaides

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Countries of production

United States of America



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