R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.
The word "fuck" and its derivatives are used 305 times during the course of the film.
Being a black man in America isn't easy. The hunt is on, and you're the prey. All I'm saying is... All I'm saying is... Survive! All right?
Before the drive-by shooting at the end of the film, Illena's cousin is seen loading the clip of his Uzi machine gun. He then puts in the clip backwards, with the bullets pointing towards the back of the gun.
UK video, LaserDisc, and the initial DVD versions were cut to remove footage of O-Dog unlocking a car door by using a metal strip. The cuts were restored to the 2003 DVD.
$3,816,393 31 May 1993