Boyz n the Hood

Corrected entry: In the scene where Ricky is gunned down, Ricky is shot in the back and you see wounds appear on the front of his torso. This isn't possible. Ricky is shot with a shotgun from at least 20 yards away. Shotgun pellets do not rip completely through a body at that distance.

Correction: If buckshot can rip through a fully grown deer, it can go through a fully grown man.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Larry Fishburne hooks up Cuba Gooding Jr.'s fade, he never actually cuts any hair, but then demands that Cuba clean up the mess after he is finished.

Correction: He did cut up one side.

Corrected entry: Before Cuba Gooding Jr. escapes from his window to seek revenge he hugs Lawerence Fishbourne. Despite Cuba's T-shirt being soaking in fresh blood, Lawerence Fishbourne's white shirt is dry after he hugs him. (01:35:05)

Correction: The blood is relatively dry since it was from when Ricky died. They then carried him and were at Ricky's house - in this time it could've dried.

Corrected entry: When Trey first comes to live with his father, he is ordered to rake the leaves on the lawn. However, after he starts, the camera pans out to reveal there is not a single tree near their house. Down the block there are a couple of palm trees, but they do not produce the kind of leaves he was raking. So where did these leaves come from?

Correction: There is a tree at this house, but not seen in the film. Maybe it was cut from editing.

Corrected entry: In the end, Monster guns down the punks who killed Ricky. Doughboy approaches Ferris to finish him off. He fires a few shots from his .45 (I think it's three; at any rate it's less than the weapon's full capacity of seven), at which point the gun is empty (the slide stays back). Why wouldn't he keep his gun fully loaded?


Correction: I don't see how not keeping the gun fully loaded is a mistake. Take your pick as to why he didn't keep it fully loaded, but it doesn't make a mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Ice Cube tangles with the guy that bumps Cuba Gooding Jr; when he walks by, he opens his jacket, revealing a silver 1911 pistol. After asking "Do we have a problem?" he yanks the pistol out and pulls the slide back to chamber a round, but the slide stays locked back, indicating the gun was empty.

Correction: It is stated that the guy who ice cube tangles with bumps Cuba Gooding Jr. When he really bumps Ricky who is played by Morris Chestnut.

Corrected entry: At the onset of the movie, during the fishing scene, Furious is talking to Tre about how he was "17 years older than him" and went to Vietnam. We know the beginning of the movie is set in 1984 and that Tre is about 10 years old, making Furious about 27. American involvment in Vietnam ended at the beginning of 1973, where Furious then only would have been about 16 - too young to have been in the armed services in Vietnam.

Correction: This is a really easy math equation. The first part of the movie takes in 1984. The father tells his 10-year-old son that he went to Vietnam when his mother was late in the pregnancy. Subtract 10 years plus incubation time, and this puts us in either late 1973 or early 1974. All U.S. troops were out of Vietnam by March 1973. There is no way his father served in Vietnam. We're not even factoring in the time needed for basic training.

Correction: The minimum age for military service is 17, so all we need is one year and this fits, so unless we know there exact ages this can not be a mistake.


We do know the character's exact ages. The father could not have served in Vietnam. The time-line is off.

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Tre Styles: Man, what the fuck is wrong with you?
Ricky: What?
Tre Styles: You're slamming my door like some kind of gorilla on a football field.

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Question: In the 1984 part of the movie the older boys who stole young Ricky's football who was the boy with the bandana that the camera focused on. It seemed that he would be important in the story later the way the camera stopped and slowly revealed his face when he caught the ball.

Answer: It symbolizes that he used to be a football player just like Rick wanted to be at that age. But probably due to the cards he was dealt he gave up on that dream. When they emphasize the man in the feel its like showing empathy to the kids because he sees himself in Ricky, thus giving the ball back.

Answer: The character is Mad Dog, played by Lexie Bigham. He was the one that gave the ball back to the boys. I haven't seen the film in a long time and don't recall if he hangs out with Doughboy in the present.


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