Modern-day tragedy about life in the American ghetto, specifically south-central LA, it follows a young man as he becomes more and more caught up in the business of the street -- crime, murder and revenge. By the time he decides to turn away, it may be too late. Directed by year-old twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. One implied sex scene -- lots of kissing in bed, but no nudity shown everything is under sheets. Mostly gunplay, but also a few brutal fist fights. A store owner is shot several times, and we see him lying in a pool of blood.
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What is the name of the song that is playing when Cain is arriving at the Bar-B-Que, the first 2 words in the lyrics are "Computerized"? When Cain and Harold walk into the party on graduation night there is a song playing in the background. Anyone know what it is? What is the name of the song playing when Caine is making drugs in the kitchen? What's that song by Al Green in the movie, the one with the blues guitar? Who did this mix and how do I find it? What is that song playing when Cain robs the guy at the burger place? Is it the original one? What is the song playing when Caine is in the hospital thinking about moving with his girlfriend out of the hood?
Skip to Content. See what's streaming, limit strong violence or language, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus. Even if you've been treated unfairly by a rigged system, you still can choose to respond to the oppression with dignity and decency. If you allow the violence targeted at you to rule you, you'll become as violent and terrible as your oppressors. When you lose hope, you can lose what is best in you. Caine wants to honor his jailed mentor by looking after the mentor's girlfriend, child. But rather than saying no to the drug dealing, murder that got his mentor incarcerated, he embraces it. He hates his father for killing in front of him, but he continues the pattern of senseless violence and criminality.
On May 26, , a gritty, violent crime drama set in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and directed by twin brothers named Allen and Albert Hughes opened in theaters. Critics loved it, and in the 20 years since it was released, the film, which follows a teenage drug dealer who commits heinous crimes with his friends but ultimately decides he wants a better life, has only increased in popularity. His character, Caine, was caught up in several circumstances after he graduated high school in Watts, Los Angeles.