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Boyz n the Hood

John Singleton / US, 1991 / 107 min.

Unbelievable but true: John Singleton was a complete cinematic novice when Columbia let him make his first feature film on three African American brothers growing up in Central High. Singleton was in his early twenties when he sent his slightly  autobiographical screenplay to the studios. Columbia jumped at the offer because of the similarities with Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989).

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Rapper Ice Cube played his first major acting role in a film that is partly carried by the soundtrack featuring Ice Cube himself, Monie Love and The 2 Live Crew.

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Director

John Singleton

Production year

1991

Country

US

Original title

Boyz n the Hood

Length

107 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Black Light

Black Light highlights the representation of black identity in films, from 1920 to the present.

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still from Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton, US 1991)
still from Boyz N the Hood (John Singleton, US 1991)