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Baby boy [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents ; a New Deal production ; written, produced and directed by John Singleton.



Jody doesn't have or want a job, because he lives with his mother Juanita in South Central L.A. Her new boyfriend Melvin is an ex-convict, ''original gangster," and landscaper. Jody views Melvin's arrival with suspicion--the last time Juanita had a boyfriend, she threw out his brother Ray. Jody has son with Yvette and a girl with Peanut, and along with his friend Sweetpea, he is just trying to live large. He wants to be a good daddy, but first he will have to learn some hard lessons about living, loving, and surviving.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0767867106
  • ISBN: 9780767867108
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : c2001.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Special features: John Singleton commentary [audio feature]; Cinemax Making-of special [featurette]; Storyboard comparisons; Deleted & altered scenes; Outtakes & bloopers; "The Kiki & Boo Show"; Music video "Just a Baby Boy"; Music video "Baby Mama"; TV spots; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies [text feature].
Formatted Contents Note:
Womb -- Yvette -- Peanut -- Mama's friend Melvin -- Jody's nightmare -- Stepping out -- Salesman vs. shyster -- Rachel's Beauty Salon -- Daddy's home -- Mama needs fun -- In love with a man -- Guns & butter -- Suspicious woman -- Yvette loves Daddy D -- Unstable creatures -- Collect call from Rodney -- "Call for your Mama." -- Pandora's box -- Honest truth -- Jumped -- Teaching respect -- Weed in Mama's garden -- Leaving home -- "Get off my Mommy." -- Prey prayer -- Drive-by shooting -- What goes around ... -- Baby Boy grows up.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Charles E. Mills ; film editor, Bruce Cannon ; music by David Arnold.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tyrese Gibson (Jody), Omar Gooding (Sweetpea), A.J. Johnson (Juanita), Taraji P. Henson (Yvette), Snoop Dogg (Rodney), Tamara LeSeon Bass (Peanut), Ving Rhames (Melvin).
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Rated R.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, NTSC, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language Note:
In English or French, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai ; closed-captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Locarno Internation Film Festival: 2001, Special Mention - For its innovative concept and ensemble acting (John Singleton (director), Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass, Candy Ann Brown, A.J. Johnson, Ving Rhames, Angell Conwell, Kareem J. Grimes, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Kaylan Bolton).
Subject: African American families > California > Los Angeles.
African Americans > Social conditions > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Father and child > Drama.
Mothers and sons > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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