Boyz n the Hood
Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II, Angela Bassett, Miya McGhee, Lexie Bigham, Kenneth A. Brown, Nicole Brown, Ceal, Morris Chestnut, Darneicea Corley
7,7 from IMDB
Writer and Director John Singletons portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles, California takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together in the hood. Half-brothers Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky Baker (Morris Chestnut) are foils for each others personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the All-American athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while Doughboy succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.), who is lucky to have a father, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne), to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.