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Boyz N the Hood

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Original title
Boyz N the Hood
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Singleton
Music
Stanley Clarke
Cinematography
Chuck Mills
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Drama | Friendship. Cult Movie. Street Gang
Synopsis / Plot
John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker 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 'Dough' 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, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.
Awards
1991: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director (John Singleton), Screenplay
1991: New York Film Critics Circle: Best New Director (John Singleton)
1991: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Most Promising Actor (Ice Cube)
1991: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1991: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
Critics' reviews
  • At age 24 director John Singleton was the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director, and the first African-American to be nominated for the award. He still holds the record for the youngest director nominated for the Oscar.
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