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.
Production was shut down for two days, when members of the Hacienda Bloods shot up the set in Crip territory (Jordan Downs).
I seen lotsa people killed before, but I ain't never done it myself. I mean, I never had a reason to. But when they killed my cousin, I knew I was gonna kill them.
During Ronnie's party scene, Caine's voice over says that the party was at the end of the summer. During the party Chauncy tells a girl that "me, A-Wax and Caine went to a Lakers game last night." The NBA season starts in November and has no regular games being played at the end of the summer.
The Criterion Collection director's cut on LaserDisc includes the following additional footage:
Written by V. Herbert, K. Griffin
Performed by Hi-Five
Courtesy of Jive Records
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