Ice Cube: Craig Jones
Pastor Clever : [at Smokey] Excuse me brother, what we call drugs at the 74th Street Baptist Church we call the sin of sin sins.
Smokey : Well round here, between Normandie and Western, we call this here a little twenty twen twen...
Craig Jones : Right...
Smokey : Nigga...
Pastor Clever : Give me a little for my cataracts.
Smokey : You didn't put in on this man.
Mrs. Jones : Craig, you know what your problem is? You have no game.
Craig Jones : What do you know about game? I got ALL the game.
Mrs. Jones : Now your father... he has game.
Mr. Jones : [coming out of the bathroom] Don't nobody go in the bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes. Somebody open up a window.
Craig Jones : You call that game?
Joi : [Mrs. Jones hand Craig phone] Hello?
Joi : Who the fuck you go to the show with last night?
Craig Jones : I didn't go to the show last night.
Joi : You ain't got to lie Craig, you ain't got to lie...
Craig Jones : Ain't nobody lyin, I didn't go to the show.
Joi : Yes you did. Cause my sister-in-law's baby cousin Tracy. She told me that she saw you at the show all hugged up wit some tramp. Now tell me who she was.
Craig Jones : Yo sister-in-law's baby cousin Tracy is a goddamn...
[Craig realzes his mom is still in the room]
Craig Jones : ... Yea, she a liar. She ain't see me in no show hugged up wit nobody.
Joi : Mmm-hmm well let me tell you what. You just tell the bitch, whoeva she is, when I catch her, Imma beat her ass!
Smokey : Why you not goin' to work?
Craig Jones : I got fired yesterday.
Smokey : No shit? I thought you had the day off yesterday.
Craig Jones : I did. I went in to pick up my check, came home, my supervisor called me about four o'clock, told me he got me on tape stealing boxes.
Smokey : The fuck you stealing boxes for? What you trying to build, a clubhouse?
Craig Jones : Hell, no, ain't got me on tape. But they said they did. Fired me on the spot. Talkin' about pressin' charges.
Smokey : Goddamn! You've got to be one stupid motherfucker to get fired on your day off.
Red : [after having his necklace snatched by Deebo] Hey, man, why didn't y'all help me!
Smokey : [slouching in his chair] Man, I'm high.
Red : Man, that's fucked up. If it was y'all, I would've helped y'all.
Craig Jones : What about the time he tried to choke me in Smoke's backyard?
Red : [pause, thinks about it] Oh, that was different.
[Craig's father catches him with a handgun]
Mr. Jones : What's that for?
Craig Jones : Protection.
Mr. Jones : Protection from who?
Craig Jones : Me and Smoke... I've got to walk Smokey down to his house.
Mr. Jones : Aw, man. Your mother and I never would've moved to this neighborhood if we'd known you need a gun to walk down the damn street.
Craig Jones : You know how it is 'round here...
Mr. Jones : Oh, no, son. That's not the way it is. You kids have been nothin' but punks. Sissified. So quick to pick up a gun. Too scared to take an ass-whipping.
[holds up his fists]
Mr. Jones : This is what makes you a man. When I was growing up, this was all the protection we needed. You win some, you lose some, but you live. You live to fight another day. Now you think you're a man with that gun in your hand, don't you?
Craig Jones : I'm a man without it!
Mr. Jones : Put the gun down.
Mr. Jones : C'mon, put up your dukes.
[Craig raises his fists]
Mr. Jones : NOW you're a man. Your uncle picked up a gun, too. He found out the hard way. 22 years old. You've got a choice. This is all you need, alright?
Craig Jones : I ain't trying to be no dog-catcher!
Mr. Jones : Why not?
Craig Jones : I don't even like dogs!
Mr. Jones : That's the beauty of it! I grab a dog, and I choke him, and I kick the shit out of him! All day long, my foot up a dog's ass! Just bang-bang-bang up his ass! That's my pleasure.
Craig Jones : No, thanks.
Mr. Jones : Well, I'll tell you one thing: round here, you go to work, you go to school. First of the month, the rent is due. If you ain't got nothin' on the table, you ain't gotta worry about catchin' a dog - You gotta worry about a dog catchin' YOUR ass!
Craig Jones : For most people, Friday's just the day before the weekend. But after this Friday, the neighborhood'll never be the same.
Smokey : Man that fool just playin' man, I ain't trippin.
Craig Jones : That's yo problem. Aint' nobody playin' but you. You walk up and down the street all day playin'. He aint' playin' you think he playin' 'bout his money? He know where my momma stay know where you momma stay. He say he had a gun when you seen him right?
Smokey : Yeah
Craig Jones : Well name one person in the hood that play like that!
Mr. Jones : Now when I went to bed last night. Didn't I tell you take out the trash?
Craig Jones : Yeah.
Mr. Jones : So, why didn't you do it?
Craig Jones : I fell asleep.
Mr. Jones : I wish you was sleeping right now, I knock you upside your head with a left hook make your ass wake up and take out that damn trash.
Craig Jones : [Craig goes to the trash can to dump out his cereal]
Mr. Jones : Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! What are you doing?
Craig Jones : I'm throwing this away. We ain't even got no milk.
Mr. Jones : You better put some water on that damn shit!
Craig Jones : Alright, I'll eat it.
Mr. Jones : Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! Take the garbage out front son!
Smokey : [tearing through Craig's open bedroom window curtain] Break yo' self Fool!
Craig Jones : Man, look what you did to my curtain. You better watch that window you climbing in fool 'fo you get blasted on.
Smokey : With what? You ain't got nothin' man.
Craig Jones : With this!
[pointing his Glock at Smokey]
Smokey : Man, Where you get that from?
Craig Jones : Yo Mama.
Smokey : Fuck you!
Craig Jones : Fuck you! He he he
Smokey : Come on outside man, and stop playing.
Craig Jones : Gotta get dressed.
Smokey : Hurry Up!
Craig Jones : Don't tell me to hurry up!
Smokey : [calling Big Worm on his phone] Hey um, did somebody... page Smokey?
Big Worm : [v.o. on phone] Don't play dumb nigger, you know who the is! You got my money?
Smokey : I ain't got it, but I'm gonna get it.
[Big Worm hangs up]
Craig Jones : What happened?
Smokey : Man he just hung up... I think we better stay in the house.
Felisha : I need to borrow your car right quick.
Smokey : What kinda shit is that? Most people wanna borrow sugar. Or even ketchup. You wanna borrow my car? Hell naw! Get the hell on.
Felisha : Well, let me borrow a joint.
Smokey : You need to borrow a job. With yo' broke ass. Always trying to smoke up somebody's shit. Get the hell on, Felisha.
Felisha : I'ma remember that.
Smokey : Remember it. Write it down, take a picture, I don't give a fuck!
Felisha : Tsk.
[realizes she can try her luck with Craig]
Felisha : Craig.
Craig Jones : [not bothering to look at her] Bye, Felisha.
Felisha : Damn. Y'all stingy.
Craig Jones : I felt sorry for Smokey, 'cause peer pressure is a motherfucker.
Craig Jones : You better get your ass off your shoulders and make that money.
Craig Jones : [Pushes Deebo] Deebo man you trippin!
Deebo : [Evil Look] Whatchu say little nigga
Craig Jones : Man thats a female!
Deebo : Shut your little punk ass up, nigga before I drop you like I did this bitch!
[Takes out long knife]
Craig Jones : I ain't even tryin to fight you Deebo.
Deebo : [Deebo presumes to give evil look then smiles] Ezal!
[Gives knife to Ezal]
Deebo : you ain't gonna fight me because your nothing but a BITCH TOO!
Craig Jones : [Craig pulls out his gun]
Craig Jones : Baby you got some money?
Joi : Some huh! Umm... Nigga how much you need?
Craig Jones : About $200.
Joi : mm... I guess... What you gon give me?
Felisha : Craig
Felisha : , Craig
Craig Jones : What!
Felisha : Can I borrow y'all VCR? I need to dub a tape...
Craig Jones : Hell Naw
Felisha : Its "The Mack"!
Joi : Um... who the fuck is that bitch... fuck u mothafucka... u think u slick... gon come ova here and ask me for some money... well ask that bitch for some money
[scurrrrrrrrr goes the car]