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Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 April 1991 (USA)
Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to... See full summary »

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Joseph B. Vasquez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug E. Doug ... Willie Stevens
Mario Joyner ... Tom McNeal
John Leguizamo ... Johnny
Nestor Serrano ... Vinny / Fernando
Kimberly Russell ... Vanessa
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Luna
Reggie Montgomery Reggie Montgomery ... Rasta
Christine Claravall Christine Claravall ... Daria
Rose Jackson ... Lila
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Pedro
Marisol R. Reyes Marisol R. Reyes ... Sara
Victor L. Cook Victor L. Cook ... Louie-Louie
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Caseworker (as LaTanya Richardson)
Clayton Prince ... Frederick
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Bobby
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Storyline

Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to like each other as friends. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and a strong sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utcák királyai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$532,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$532,933
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Juno Pix, New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Willie was partially based on writer-director Joseph B. Vasquez. Vasquez was of Afro-Puerto Rican descent. According to Vasquez, whenever he was turned down for a job he would say "It's 'cause I'm black, right?" See more »

Goofs

During the car crash, the hood of Tommy's car pops up before he hits the wall. See more »

Quotes

Tom McNeal: Lemme tell you something, man. I'm gonna fucking make it. You hear me? I'm gonna make it! If by some small chance, I don't make, then I'm gonna die trying. Which is more than I can say about anything you've ever done in your life, motherfucker!
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Referenced in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Junitos
Performed by Salsa Picante
Courtesy of Delta Music
Produced by Salsa Picante
Written by Georg Corman & Roberto Herrador
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One of the best movies you never saw...
10 June 2001 | by CrayzdSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. I must have watched it at least 10 times in my life because it's just that good. Usually when I watch it, it's because I recommend it to somebody who has never even heard of it, so I feel the need to let them see my copy. They usually thank me afterwards and agree that it is excellent. It's strange that such a great movie gets so little credit. Not that people don't like it, I guess it's because most people never heard of it. It's a shame.

Next time you go to the video store, keep this one in mind. John Leguizamo does an excellent job in this movie, probably the best performance I've seen from him to this day. Doug E Doug also does a great job in this movie. Although you may not be too familiar with the rest of the small cast, don't let this stop you from checking this movie out, great performances all around. When watching this one, you really get interested in the characters as they are all unique in their own way. Johnny is a shy, honest, hard working young man who lacks experience with women. Willie is an angry man who would rather complain about his situation rather than do anything about it, but deep down he means well. Tommy is a struggling actor with woman troubles and the only one with a car. Last but not least, we have Fernando (or should I say "Vinny"), a self centered womanizer who thinks he is Italian (watch the movie and you'll see what I mean). These four friends go out on the town from the Bronx to Manhattan looking for good times and find themselves in some memorable situations. It's a lot like real life and what makes this movie so great is how the characters relate to each other. The introduction of all the characters is definitely something to see. Great directing, nice cinematography, excellent dialog and not too bad of a sound track. What more can I say.

I recommend this movie to everybody, especially if you like comedies with original jokes that go beyond cheap gags. If you like going out with a small group of friends on a Friday night looking for something to do, this movie will remind you of all those good times. I highly recommend it, so rent it next time you go to the video store.


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