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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 HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.