Boyz n the Hood

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): John Singleton
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

"I, Tre Styles,

being of sound mind and body...

...agree not to get into any disputes,

physical or verbal...

...for the rest of the school year.

If I do not conform to this...

...I will go to live with my father,

Mr. Furious Styles. "

"Signed... "

Oh, now, who wrote this?

"Tre Styles. "

You have to work on your handwriting.

Bean pies. World-famous bean pies.

Like a bean pie, mister?

I just don't want to

see you end up dead.

Or in jail.

A drunk, standing in front

of one of these liquor stores.

Can you understand?

Look at me. I'm serious.

I love you.

You're my only son.

How you doing?

- I'm fine. How about yourself?

- I'm living. That's enough for me.

Well, here he is.

- What's the matter? You can't say hi?

- Hi, Daddy.

Go ahead, talk to your friends.

- What's up, Tre?

- What's up, Doughboy?

Well, there goes your son.

You wanted him, you got him.

Why you trying to make this so easy?

Well, it's like you told me:

I can't teach him how to be a man.

That's your job.

So it ain't no weekly thing

no more, huh?

You staying for good?

Chris, you know Tre, right?

Remember, we were playing ball?

Yeah. You the one collect

all those comic books.

You living here now?

Thank you, Reva.


- Take care of my baby.

- He is my baby too.

You still collect comics?

This fool got more comics

than a motherfucker.

- Tre, come here.

- Watch my stuff.

What up, Tre?

What's up, Rick?

Well, it looks like you got

all your friends over here.

When you coming to pick me up?


...this is just a temporary thing.

When I graduate, I'll get a better

job, a better place to stay.

Maybe a house?

Then you can come back, and things

will be better. Okay?

Okay, Mom.

Okay. Can I have a kiss?

- Love you, love you.

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John Singleton

John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood. For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award. Singleton is a native of South Los Angeles and many of his early films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), consider the implications of inner-city violence. Some of his other films include dramas such as Rosewood (1997) in addition to action films such as Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005). more…

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