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Menace II Society

Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Run Time: 97 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1993

Starring: Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vonte Sweet, Larenz Tate, MC Eight, Ryan Williams, Too $hort, Samuel L. Jackson, Charles S. Dutton, Glenn Plummer, Bill Duke

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.