Boyz n the Hood

1991 film by John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood movie that was produced by Steven Nicolaides and DJ Pooh and was directed by John Singleton. Boyz n the Hood was released on July 12, 1991 in North America.

Boyz n the Hood
Directed byJohn Singleton
Written byJohn Singleton
Produced bySteven Nicolaides
DJ Pooh
StarringCuba Gooding, Jr.
Ice Cube
Morris Chestnut
Larry Fishburne
CinematographyCharles Mills
Edited byBruce Cannon
Music byStanley Clarke
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
July 12, 1991
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$6.5 million
Box office$57,504,069

The movie received positive reviews with a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 73 out of 100 from Metacritic. The movie was selected to be in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress to be preserved because it was considered to be "culturally significant" in 2002. This movie was the directorial debut for John Singleton.

The movie starts with a fight at school in Inglewood, California after a boy tells another that he is from Africa. The attacker's teacher calls his mother Reva. The attacker gets expelled for three days and comes home.

In Crenshaw, Tre reunites with his childhood friends, Darrin "Doughboy" Baker, Doughboy's half-brother Ricky, and their friend Chris. That night, Tre's father shoots at a burglar. The next day, Doughboy and Chris are being taken to prison for stealing.

7 years later


The movie shifts 7 years later when a party is held outside. Later, an augment the Bloods and Crips happens. Tre and Ricky are pulled over and an officer threatens Tre with a gun.

The next afternoon, Ricky has a fight with Doughboy. Ricky is later found dead.

The epilogue reveals that Ricky buried the next day and two weeks later Doughboy was murdered. ‎