John Singleton’s box office hit Boyz N the Hood is released.
1991 (Jul 12)
John Singleton's box office hit Boyz N the Hood opened, starring rap artist Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Larry Fishburne, and Morris Chestnut. The plot revolves around a Black father's struggle to raise his teenage son in the midst of drugs and gang violence in south central Los Angeles. Despite the film's anti-drug, anti-violence message, its opening sparked violence in several cities across the United States. The film ultimately grossed more than $57 million.