Menace II Society Poster

Menace II Society

Release Date: May 26th, 1993

R|1 hr. 37 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.

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Directors: ,

Genres: Drama

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

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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

  • 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

  • A film of great integrity, assurance and political passion, if not driving plot. [26 May 1993, Tempo, p.3]

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