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Boyz N the Hood. 1991

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BOYZ N THE HOOD . 1991.® 112 min. Urban Drama. This is a hard-hitting, coming-of-age story about growing up in the drug infested, gangridden, often violent streets of south central Los Angeles . A rebellious 10 year old Trey is sent to live with his strict, disciplinarian father and further bonds with Ricky and Doboy, two very different brothers, sired by different fathers, who live across the street. As they grow to maturity, each seeks a different path in life based on individual abilities, opportunities, and past personal experience until one tragic event leads them to a crucial crossroads. For this film, first-time writer/director John Singleton became the youngest director ever nominated for an Academy Award. He was also nominated for Best Screenplay. Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Tyra Ferrell, Angela Bassett, Whitman Mayo. Writer/Director: John Singleton. Cinematographer: Charles Mills. Music: Stanley Clarke. Awards: MTV Movie Awards 1992: Best New Filmmaker (Singleton). National Film Registry 2002.

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