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Boyz N The Hood

Released 1991
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Written while in film school, the late John Singleton’s debut film was a game-changing hit for the movie industry. The ambitious storyline spans a generation and stars an electric band of actors and musicians including Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Laurence Fishburne. It packs a lasting punch because Singleton sticks with what he knows, life on the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.