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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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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    An unusually knowing movie from filmmakers of any age, both in its coldly clinical viewpoint and assured filmmaking style that even puts fresh spin on a routine police interrogation. [26 May 1993, Life, p.8D] show more

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