Boyz n the Hood: 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.
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10.
IMDb Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101507/.
Released: 12 July 1991.
Genres: Crime, Drama.
Director: John Singleton.
Actors: Angela Bassett Cuba Gooding Jr Esther Scott Ice Cube Jessie Lawrence Ferguson John Cothran Jr John Singleton Kareem J Grimes Laurence Fishburne Lexie Bigham Morris Chestnut Nia Long Regina King Tyra Ferrell Vonte Sweet Whitman Mayo Yolanda Whittaker.