R | | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects.
In the opening scene, when Tre is a boy and talking to his father on the beach, Furious mentioned that he was in the army in the Vietnam War. Laurence Fishburne's character was a soldier in Vietnam in Apocalypse Now (1979).
I tell y'all where y'all need to go, where they got more women than anywhere. Violence too.
Monster: Crenshaw Sunday nights?
Doughboy: Street races on Florence?
Chris: Nah, nigga, y'all way off! I give y'all a hint: Everybody's been there.
Doughboy: Where, nigga? Spit it ...
When Furious is talking to Little Chris about raking his leaves, Chris is kneeling on his skateboard. In the next shot he is standing up holding it.
After the epilogue of what happens to Doughboy and Tre, the words "Boyz n the Hood: Increase the Peace" appears onscreen
The Criterion Collection laserdisc features two scenes deleted from the theatrical version. They are as follows: Tre and his mother have a telephone conversation about his future with Brandi and college. Doughboy has a confrontation with Furious after Ricky gets shot.
$10,023,462 14 July 1991