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* RetroactiveRecognition: In the scene where Ricky confronts Ferris at the car dealership, a young Creator/TyreseGibson can be seen among the onlookers.


* {{Anvilicious}}: Furious' lecture on the dynamics of property value.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: "One out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime", followed by "Most will die at the hands of another Black male." All this is played over the sounds of arguing, gunshots, children screaming, and one child crying, "They shot my brother!" Cue the opening shot of a '''STOP''' sign. All of this as a note on how the WretchedHive neighborhoods of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have adverse effects on the impoverished African-American habitants.
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Furious' lecture on the dynamics of property value.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "One out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime", followed by "Most will die at the hands of another Black male." All this is played over the sounds of arguing, gunshots, children screaming, and one child crying, "They shot my brother!" Cue the opening shot of a '''STOP''' sign. All of this as a note on how the WretchedHive neighborhoods of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have adverse effects on the impoverished African-American habitants.


* AwardSnub: Creator/JohnSingleton was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, but the film wasn't up for Best Picture.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While crossing an alley, Ricky suggests that he and Tre split up in a attempt to avoid Ferris and the Bloods, but then Ricky stops to scratch his lotto ticket just when Ferris' car blocks his path to exit the alley. He tries to run, but one of the Bloods fatally shoots him in the back.


* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Ricky suggesting that he and Tre split up in a attempt to avoid Ferris and the Bloods, but then Ricky stops to scratch his lotto ticket just when Ferris' car blocks his path to exit the alley. He tries to run, but one of the Bloods fatally shoots him in the back.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: While crossing an alley, Ricky suggesting suggests that he and Tre split up in a attempt to avoid Ferris and the Bloods, but then Ricky stops to scratch his lotto ticket just when Ferris' car blocks his path to exit the alley. He tries to run, but one of the Bloods fatally shoots him in the back.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Ricky suggesting that he and Tre split up in a attempt to avoid Ferris and the Bloods, but then Ricky stops to scratch his lotto ticket just when Ferris' car blocks his path to exit the alley. He tries to run, but one of the Bloods fatally shoots him in the back.


* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom[=/=]WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all, [[spoiler:but when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto ticket.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom[=/=]WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all, [[spoiler:but when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto ticket.]]


* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom[=/=]WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all, but when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto ticket.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom[=/=]WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all, but [[spoiler:but when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto ticket.]]


* WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all but, [[spoiler: when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto card.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom[=/=]WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a nice guy and all but, [[spoiler: all, but when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto card.]]ticket.


* WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a cool dude and all but, [[spoiler: when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto card.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: Ricky, you're a cool dude nice guy and all but, [[spoiler: when guys are stalking you for a drive by shooting, that is not the time to stop and take a leak and before casually scratching your lotto card.]]


* ToughActToFollow: The film wound up being this for Creator/JohnSingleton. While wrote and directed several projects well into UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, none of his works ever reached the same level of success. When he died in 2019, he was eulogized as the director of ''Boyz n the Hood''.

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* ToughActToFollow: The film wound up being this for Creator/JohnSingleton. While he wrote and directed several projects well into UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, none of his works ever reached the same level of success. When he died in 2019, he was eulogized as the director of ''Boyz n the Hood''.

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* ToughActToFollow: The film wound up being this for Creator/JohnSingleton. While wrote and directed several projects well into UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, none of his works ever reached the same level of success. When he died in 2019, he was eulogized as the director of ''Boyz n the Hood''.


* HarsherInHindsight: Lloyd Avery II and Dedrick D. Gobert, who played [[spoiler:the Triggerman]] and Dooky, a Crips member, were both brutally murdered in 2005 and 1994, respectively. Worse, both of the circumstances of their deaths mirror that of their characters; while the former was imprisoned for a double homicide when he was killed, the latter was killed by a gang member.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Lloyd Avery II and Dedrick D. Gobert, who played [[spoiler:the Triggerman]] and Dooky, a Crips member, were both brutally murdered in 2005 and 1994, respectively. Worse, both of the circumstances of their deaths mirror that of their characters; while the former was imprisoned for a double homicide when he was killed, the latter was killed by a gang member.member.
** This wouldn't be the [[Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt last time]] Creator/AngelaBassett and Creator/LaurenceFishburne would have a rocky marriage.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Lloyd Avery II and Dedrick D. Gobert, who played [[spoiler:the Triggerman]] and Dooky, a Crips member, were both brutally murdered in 2005 and 1994, respectively. Worse, both of the circumstances of their deaths mirror that of their characters; while the former was imprisoned for a double homicide when he was killed, the latter was killed by a gang member.


* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "One out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime", followed by "Most will die at the hands of another Black male." All this is played over the sounds of arguing, gunshots, children screaming, and one child crying, "They shot my brother!" Cue the opening shot of a '''STOP''' sign. All of this as a note on how the WretchedHive neighborhoods of Los Angeles have adverse effects on the impoverished African American habitants.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "One out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime", followed by "Most will die at the hands of another Black male." All this is played over the sounds of arguing, gunshots, children screaming, and one child crying, "They shot my brother!" Cue the opening shot of a '''STOP''' sign. All of this as a note on how the WretchedHive neighborhoods of Los Angeles UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have adverse effects on the impoverished African American African-American habitants.

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