Starring Regina King
Boyz n the Hood
Character: Shalika
Directed by: John Singleton
Written by: John Singleton
Produced by: Steve Nicolaides
Other cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Angela Bassett
Release date: July 12, 1991
Genre: Crime, Drama
Running time: 1h 52min

Tre is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles, in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his devout girlfriend Brandi teaches him about faith, Tre's friends Doughboy and Ricky don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results.

Taglines

→ Once upon a time in South Central L.A. … It ain’t no fairy tale.
→ Coming soon to a hood near you.
→ Increase the peace.

Trivia

♦ Film debuts of Regina King and Ice Cube.