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Menace II Society (1993)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

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  • Larenz Tate and Tyrin Turner in Menace II Society (1993)
  • Larenz Tate and Tyrin Turner in Menace II Society (1993)
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  • Larenz Tate and Tyrin Turner in Menace II Society (1993)
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Did You Know?


A-Wax used a two-tone IMI Desert Eagle Mark VII when he, Caine, and O-Dog execute the carjackers at the take-out food stand. It is believed to be the .357 Magnum version, as A-Wax fired ten rounds (nine in the magazine and one in the chamber), but the prop weapon may be chambered in a larger caliber, since he fires ten rounds over the course of three takes (during which it's possible that the gun was reloaded off-camera between the takes).


O-Dog: You got some money or not?
Basehead: Come on, man. You know I'm a little short. Hook me up, man.
O-Dog: Nigga, hook you up? Fuck outta here.
Basehead: Man, I got these cheeseburgers. They some double cheeseburgers.
O-Dog: Nigga, I just ate. I just ate. If you ain't got no money, you...


In the opening scene, the crew is reflected in the mirror over the beer cooler.

Alternate Versions

The Criterion Collection director's cut on LaserDisc includes the following additional footage:

  • An extra shot of bullets leaving the back of the guy Samuel L. Jackson kills
  • An extra shot of Awax holding the gang member while he shoots him
  • An small scene showing how Caine and O Dog brake into the car in the garage
  • Two extra shots of bullet wounds during the final scene
  • It also includes two deleted scenes; the funeral of Caine's cousin and a scene at his grandparents' house after the funeral


Written by
Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson) and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A.)
Courtesy of Priority Records


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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