Boyz N The Hood
Release: July 12, 1991

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's 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 'Dough' 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, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.

Doughboy: "Either they don't know, or they don't wanna know."
Doughboy: "Oops, I'm sorry, bitch."
Shalika: "Who you callin' a ho', I ain't no ho'."
Shalika: "How do you know God's a he? He can be a she. You don't know that."
Furious Styles: "Why is it that there is a gun shop on almost every corner in this community? I'll tell you why. For the same reason that there is a liquor store on almost every corner in the black community. Why? They want us to kill ourselves."
Furious Styles: "Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children."
Shalika: "Why is it every time you talk about a female you gotta say bitch, ho, or hootchie?"
Doughboy: "Fool you don't go to college to be talkin' to no bitches. Your black ass 'posed to be learnin' somethin'. Can't learn shit talkin' to no stupid ass bitch."
Doughboy: "Life would be different if God was a bitch. "
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