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Menace II Society

R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
After growing up in the gang lifestyle of the Los Angeles projects, 18-year-old Caine Lawson (Tyrin Turner) wants a way out. Everyone around him, including his unpredictable friend O-Dog (Larenz Tate), is trapped in their lives of crime and violence. With the help of his caring teacher (Charles Dutton) and supportive girlfriend (Jada Pinkett), Caine plans to leave the city for good. But in a series of tragic events, Caine realizes that escape will not be easy.

Cast: Tyrin Turner , Jada Pinkett , Vonte Sweet , Larenz Tate , MC Eight , Ryan Williams , Too $hort , Samuel L. Jackson

Directors: Allen Hughes , Albert Hughes

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox of Germany, New Line Cinema

Menace II Society (1993)

Release Date: May 26th, 1993|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • Nothing the Hughes brothers have done in their videos for Tone Loc, Tupac Shakur and others prepares you for the controlled intensity and maturity they bring to their stunning feature debut. show more

  • The movie's biggest weakness is in the presentation of Caine's grandparents.... The attempt, it seems, is to show a potentially positive influence in Caine's life. But the grandparents come across as canned characters, corny and concocted. [26 May 1993, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • As well-directed a film as you'll see from America this year, an unsentimental and yet completely involving story of a young man who cannot see a way around his fate. show more

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