Boyz N The Hood Part 2

1991 moving picture directed past John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood

Theatrical release poster

Directed by John Singleton
Written past John Singleton
Produced past Steve Nicolaides
  • Republic of cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Morris Chestnut
  • Ice Cube
  • Larry Fishburne
Cinematography Charles Mills
Edited by Bruce Cannon
Music by Stanley Clarke


Columbia Pictures

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release dates

  • July ii, 1991 (1991-07-02)
    (Los Angeles)
  • July 12, 1991 (1991-07-12)

Running time

112 minutes
Country Us
Language English
Budget $six.five million[i]
Box office $57.v meg (North America)[1]

Boyz n the Hood

is a 1991 American coming-of-historic period hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his feature directorial debut.[2]
It stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Anecdote, Ice Cube, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King, and Angela Bassett.
Boyz n the Hood
follows Tre Styles (Gooding Jr.), who is sent to live with his father Furious Styles (Fishburne) in South Key Los Angeles, surrounded by the neighborhood’south booming gang culture. The film’s title is a double entendre: a play on the term adolescence and a reference to the 1987 Eazy-E rap song of the same proper noun, written past Ice Cube.

Singleton initially adult the pic as a requirement for application to movie school in 1986 and sold the script to Columbia Pictures upon graduation in 1990. During writing, he drew inspiration from his own life and from the lives of people he knew and insisted he direct the projection. Principal photography began in September 1990 and was filmed on location from October to November 1990. The film is notable for featuring breakout roles for Ice Cube, Gooding Jr., Chestnut, and Long.

Boyz n the Hood
premiered in Los Angeles on July 2, 1991 and was theatrically released in the United States ten days later on. The motion picture became a critical and commercial success, praised for its emotional weight, interim, and writing. It grossed $57.five meg in North America and was nominated for All-time Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 64th University Awards, making Singleton the youngest person and the starting time African American to be nominated for All-time Director.

The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.[3]
In 2002, the The states Library of Congress deemed information technology “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Moving picture Registry.[4]



In 1984, ten-twelvemonth-onetime Tre Styles lives with his unmarried mother, Reva Devereaux, in Inglewood, California. After Tre gets into a fight at school, his teacher calls Reva and says that although Tre is intelligent, he is young and lacks respect. Frightened nearly Tre’due south future, Reva sends him to live in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Due south Central with his begetter, Furious Styles, from whom she hopes Tre will acquire life lessons. In Crenshaw, Tre reunites with his childhood friends Darrin “Doughboy” Baker, Doughboy’due south one-half-brother Ricky, and their friend Chris. That night, Tre hears Furious shooting at a burglar. Furious calls the LAPD, and two officers go far an hour later. The white officer is civil and professional person, while the black officeholder is hostile and demonstrates cocky-hatred and a contempt of Furious. The next day, Tre and Furious arrive home and see Doughboy and Chris being arrested for stealing.

Vii years later, a welcome home party is held for Doughboy, now a Crips member, following his release from prison. Likewise at the party are Chris, who is at present in a wheelchair considering of a gunshot wound, “Dookie”, and “Monster”. Ricky, now a star running back at Crenshaw High School, lives with his mother Brenda, girlfriend Shanice, and their toddler son. Meanwhile, Tre has grown into a responsible teenager who hopes to attend college with his girlfriend, Brandi. Their relationship is troubled over Tre’s desire to take sex, while Brandi wants to look until spousal relationship.

Later, during a street racing gathering, Ricky is provoked by Ferris, a Bloods member. In defense force of Ricky, Doughboy brandishes his handgun, which leads to an argument betwixt the gangs. After they leave, Tre and Ricky are pulled over by a LAPD patrol; the lead officer, Coffey, is the blackness officer who responded to the burglary years earlier. Coffey holds his gun at Tre’s throat, threatening him. Distraught, Tre goes to Brandi’s firm, where he has a breakdown. After she comforts him, they take sex for the first time.

The side by side afternoon, Ricky has a fight with Doughboy, with Brenda taking Ricky’s side and berating Doughboy. Afterwards, Brenda asks Ricky to run an errand and Tre accompanies him to a nearby drugstore. After they depart, a mailman delivers a alphabetic character with Ricky’southward SAT results. Afterward leaving the store, Ricky and Tre see Ferris and the Bloods driving around the neighborhood and cut through dorsum alleys to avoid them before splitting upward. As they walk in separate directions, the Bloods drive close to Ricky and one of them fatally guns him downward. Doughboy, who realized Tre and Ricky were in trouble when he saw the car circling the block, is distraught over Ricky’s expiry and helps Tre carry Ricky’s corpse habitation. Devastated emotionally, Brenda and Shanice blame Doughboy, who unsuccessfully tries to comfort them. Later, Brenda sobs over Ricky’s test results, discovering he scored 710, enough to qualify for the USC scholarship.

Angered and distraught, the remaining boys vow vengeance on the Bloods. Furious finds Tre preparing to take his gun merely convinces him to abandon his plans for revenge. Nevertheless, Brandi and Furious catch Tre sneaking out to join Doughboy. Later that night, as the gang drives around the city, Tre asks to be let out of the car and returns domicile, realizing that his father was right. Doughboy finds the Bloods at a fast-food restaurant, and Monster shoots at them through the parking lot, killing one and wounding the other 2. Doughboy gets out of his auto and kills Ferris and the other wounded gang member, avenging Ricky’southward death.

The next morning time, Doughboy visits Tre, understanding Tre’s reasons for abandoning the gang. Doughboy knows he will face retaliation for killing Ferris, and accepts the consequences of his crime-ridden life. He questions why American media “don’t know, don’t prove, or don’t care almost what’south going on in the hood.” He says that he has no brothers left afterward Ricky’due south decease, just is embraced by Tre, who says Doughboy “still got one brother left.” Doughboy then walks away, pouring out his liquor.

The epilogue text reveals that Ricky was cached the side by side twenty-four hour period, and Doughboy was murdered two weeks afterward. Tre later attends Morehouse College in Atlanta with Brandi going to Spelman, a nearby higher.



  • Republic of cuba Gooding Jr. every bit Jason “Tre” Styles Iii (historic period 17)
    • Desi Arnez Hines Two as Tre (age x)
  • Angela Bassett equally Reva Devereaux-Styles
  • Laurence Fishburne (credited as Larry Fishburne) as Jason “Furious” Styles Jr.
  • Ice Cube equally Darrin “Doughboy” Baker (age 17)
    • Baha Jackson as Doughboy (age 10)
  • Morris Chestnut every bit Ricky Baker (age 17)
    • Donovan McCrary as Ricky (age 10)
  • Nia Long every bit Brandi (age 17)
    • Nicole Brown as Brandi (age 10)
  • Tyra Ferrell as Brenda Bakery
  • Redge Green as Chris “Little Chris” (age 17)
    • Kenneth A. Brown every bit Chris (age ten)
  • Whitman Mayo every bit the old man
  • John Singleton every bit the mailman
  • Dedrick D. Gobert as “Dooky”
  • Baldwin C. Sykes as “Monster”
  • Tracey Lewis-Sinclair as Shaniqua
  • Alysia Rogers as Shanice
  • Regina Rex every bit Shalika
  • Lexie Bigham every bit “Mad Dog”
  • Raymond Turner as Ferris
  • Lloyd Avery 2 as Knucklehead #2
  • Kirk Kinder as Officeholder Graham
  • Jessie Lawrence Ferguson as Officer Coffey[six]



Singleton wrote the picture based on his own life and that of people he knew.[seven]
When applying for film school, one of the questions on the application form was to describe “three ideas for films”. One of the ideas Singleton composed was titled
Summer of 84, which later evolved into
Boyz northward the Hood.[vii]
During writing, Singleton was influenced by the 1986 film
Stand by Me, which inspired both an early scene where iv immature boys have a trip to see a dead body and the closing fade-out of main character Doughboy.[vii]

Upon completion, Singleton was protective of his script, insisting that he be the one to directly the project, later explaining at a retrospective screening of the film “I wasn’t going to have somebody from Idaho or Encino direct this movie.”[ii]
He sold the script to Columbia Pictures in 1990, who greenlit the picture show immediately out of interest in making a motion picture like to the comedy-drama film
Do the Right Thing

The function of Doughboy was written peculiarly for Water ice Cube, whom Singleton met while working as an intern at
The Arsenio Hall Evidence.[7]
Singleton also noted the studio was unaware of Ice Cube’s continuing as a member of rap group N.W.A.[7]
Singleton claims Gooding and Chestnut were cast because they were the first ones who showed upwards to auditions,[7]
while Fishburne was cast later on Singleton met him on the set up of
Pee-wee’southward Playhouse, where Singleton worked as a production assistant and security guard.[8]

Long grew up in the expanse the motion-picture show depicts and has said, “It was important as a young role player to me that this feels real considering I knew what information technology was similar go home from schoolhouse and hear gunshots at night.” Bassett referred to the filmmaker as her “niggling brother” on set. “I’d been in LA for most three years and I was trying, trying, trying to do films,” she said. “We talked, I auditioned and he gave me a shot. I’ve been waiting to work with him ever since.”[ii]

The flick was shot in sequence, with Singleton after noting that, as the film goes on, the photographic camera work gets amend as Singleton was finding his foothold as a director.[2]
He has a cameo in the film, appearing as a mailman handing over mail to Brenda as Doughboy and Ricky are having a scuffle in the forepart yard.

Reception and legacy


Critical response


Review assemblage website Rotten Tomatoes gives the pic an approval rating of 96% based on 69 reviews and an average score of 8.forty/10. The website’s disquisitional consensus reads, “Well-acted and thematically rich,
Boyz northward the Hood
observes urban America with far more depth and compassion than many of the like-minded films its success inspired.”[ix]
At Metacritic, the motion picture received an average score of 76 out of 100 based on 20 reviews, which indicates “by and large favorable reviews”.[10]

Cultural affect


Boyz due north the Hood
kickstarted the interim careers of Gooding, Chestnut, and Long, who were relatively unknown before information technology. It as well launched Ice Cube’s career every bit a Hollywood actor and was Angela Bassett’s and Regina King’s first meaning motion picture office.[2]



Honor Category Recipient Result
University Awards[eleven] Best Director John Singleton Nominated
Best Screenplay – Written Direct for the Screen Nominated
Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Movement Motion-picture show Steve Nicolaides Nominated
Best Director John Singleton Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Office Laurence Fishburne Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Angela Bassett Nominated
Best Original Screenplay John Singleton Nominated
Best Bandage Ensemble Jaki Brown Nominated
Best Film Editing Bruce Cannon Nominated
BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Award Stanley Clarke Won
Chicago Picture show Critics Association Awards[12] All-time Film Nominated
Best Director John Singleton Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ice Cube Nominated
Laurence Fishburne Nominated
Best Screenplay John Singleton Nominated
Most Promising Actor Ice Cube Won
Cuba Gooding Jr. Nominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Clan Awards All-time Moving picture Nominated
All-time Manager John Singleton Nominated
Kids’ Option Awards Favorite Flick Nominated
Favorite Movie Actor Water ice Cube Nominated
Los Angeles Picture show Critics Association Awards[xiii] New Generation Award John Singleton Won
MTV Moving-picture show Awards All-time Moving-picture show Nominated
All-time New Filmmaker John Singleton Won
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Motion Movie Won
National Board of Review Awards[14] Top Ten Films seventh Place
National Pic Preservation Board National Film Registry Inducted
New York Film Critics Circle Awards[15] Best New Director John Singleton Won
Online Film & Telly Clan Awards[16] Hall of Fame – Motion Picture Won
Political Picture Society Awards Exposé Nominated
Homo Rights Won
Peace Won
Stockholm International Film Festival Bronze Equus caballus John Singleton Nominated
Writers Guild of America Awards[17] All-time Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
Young Artist Awards[xviii] Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture Desi Arnez Hines II, Baha Jackson and Donovan McCrary Won

In 2007,
Boyz north the Hood
was selected equally one of the 50 Films To See in your lifetime by Channel four.

American Film Institute Lists

  • AFI’south 100 Years…100 Movies (tenth Anniversary Edition) – Nominated

In popular culture


Australian alternative rock band TISM released a live VHS called
Boyz n the Hoods
in 1992, whose cover artwork is presented every bit a parody of the pic’s original VHS box, admitting with a simulated disclaimer printed on the cover stating that due to a manufacturing error, the non-real film was replaced with TISM’s concert.

Characters and scenes from Boyz n the Hood are parodied in the 1996 crime comedy parody moving picture,
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.

In the 2015 comedy film
Become Hard, Kevin Hart’s character Darnell is asked to talk about the reason for his fabricated incarceration years earlier. Fumbling for a story, he describes the last scene of
Boyz due north the Hood, passing it off as his own experience to Will Ferrell’s grapheme.



Yr Album Peak nautical chart positions Certifications
U.South. U.Due south. R&B
Boyz due north the Hood

  • Released: July 9, 1991
  • Label: Qwest/Warner Bros. Records
12 1
  • United states of america: Golden[19]

Run into also


  • List of hood films



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