Baby Boy


2h 9m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Jody is a twenty-year-old African American who has fathered two daughters by two different women yet still lives at home with his mother, Juanita. He can't seem to find a direction for his chaotic life, and to make matters worse, his best friend and partner-in-crime Sweetpea has just been released f

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
BET Networks; CNN; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Columbia Pictures; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Howard Anderson Company; Myriad Pictures; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Universal Records
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Synopsis

Jody is a twenty-year-old African American who has fathered two daughters by two different women yet still lives at home with his mother, Juanita. He can't seem to find a direction for his chaotic life, and to make matters worse, his best friend and partner-in-crime Sweetpea has just been released from prison. In the meantime, Juanita has finally started to live her own life again and is dating Melvin, a former gangster. Jaunita is starting to enjoy the simple things in life like her mantras and her garden. She can barely wait for Jody to grow up and take responsibility for his own life and children. Once Melvin moves in, there is little room in the nest for a kid who has overstayed his welcome and who must now cross the line that separates the boy from the man.

Crew

Benjamin Adams

Production Accountant

Felicia Adams

Song

Felicia Adams

Song Performer ("Baby Boy" "You")

Mark Adams

Song ("Just A Touch Of Love")

Donnie Anderson

Music Co-Supervisor

Roy T Anderson

Stunts

David Arnold

Music

Steve Arrington

Song ("Just A Touch Of Love")

Darius M Aubry

Assistant (To Dwight Williams)

Amy Baer

Studio Executive

Bobbi Banks

Supervising Adr Editor

Noella Barb

Set Medic

Kent Barker

Song ("Jody'S Got Your Girl And Gone")

Paul Beauregard

Song ("Baby Mama")

Robert Bell

Song ("Summer Madness")

Ronald Bell

Song ("Summer Madness")

Jay Bolton

Music Editor

Justin Bourret

Associate Film Editor

Kristen Brickner

2nd Assistant Director

George Brown

Song ("Summer Madness")

Tony Brubacker

Stunts

Bill Bryan

Supervisor

Keith Brian Burns

Production Designer

Cassandra Butcher

Unit Publicist

Cassandra Butcher

Publicity Consultant

Tiphany Butler

Production Assistant

Billie Calvin

Song ("Wishin' On A Star")

Veda Campbell

Production Mixer

Bruce Cannon

Editor

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Chris Carpenter

Re-Recording Mixer

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Marietta Carter-narcisse

Key Makeup

Conan Castro

Costumer

George Clinton Jr.

Song ("I'D Rather Be With You")

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Bootsy Collins

Song Performer ("I'D Rather Be With You")

Bootsy Collins

Song

Eric Combs

Song ("Love & War")

Hugh Conlon

Construction Coordinator

Gary Lee Cooper

Song ("I'D Rather Be With You")

Rufus Cooper

Song ("Hail Mary")

Devin Copeland

Song ("Just A Man")

Katari Cox

Song ("Hail Mary")

Marlon Cox

Song; Song Co-Producer ("Talk Sh*T 2 Ya")

D'angelo

Song; Song Producer & Performer ("Talk Sh*T 2 Ya")

Chastity Daniels

Song ("Baby Mama")

Liba Daniels

Assistant Art Director

Louis Davenport

Song ("We Keep It G")

Don Davis

Song ("Jody'S Got Your Girl And Gone")

Frank Davis

1st Assistant Director

Keith Davis

Stunts

Tracy Davis

Song ("Crip Hop")

Sterfon Demings

Key Hairstylist

Nicholas Dodd

Original Music

Snoop Dogg

Song

Snoop Dogg

Song Performer ("Crip Hop"), Song Performer ("Just A Baby Boy")

Clarence Dorsey

Song ("Thatshowegetdown")

Kevin Doucette

Special Thanks

Warren Drummond

Special Thanks

Kofi W. Elam

Stunts

Junod Etienne

Song ("Straight F***Ing")

Brian Felton

Apprentice Editor

Robert Fernandez

Other

Duke Foster

Transportation Captain

Warren Fox

Rigging Gaffer

Bobby J Foxworth

Stunts

Mannie Fresh

Song Producer ("Thatshowegetdown")

Yafeu Fula

Song ("Hail Mary")

Kirk Gardner

Steadicam Operator

Anthony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

Anna Gordy Gaye

Song ("Just To Keep You Satisfied")

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer ("Just To Keep You Satisfied")

Marvin Gaye

Song

Zaid C Gayle

Production Assistant

Andrea Giannetti

Studio Executive

Tyrese Gibson

Song Performer ("Just A Baby Boy")

Tyrese Gibson

Song

Kevin Gilliam

Songs ("Just A Baby Boy" "We Keep It G" "Crip Hop")

Judi Giovanni

Set Decorator

Martin Glover

Video Assistant

Macy Gray

Song Performer ("Love & War")

Sabrina L Gray

Associate Producer

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Re-Recording Mixer

Ruffian Hall

Song ("We Keep It G")

Anthony Hamilton

Song

Anthony Hamilton

Song Performer ("Love & War")

Kobet Harber

Physical Trainer

Kimberly Hardin

Casting

Barbara Harris

Other

Eli Harris

Chief Lighting Technician

Steve Harris

Song ("We Keep It G")

Wendell Harris

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

Leon Haywood

Song Performer ("I Want'A Do Something Freaky To You")

Leon Haywood

Song

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Supervising Sound Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Felicia Lisa Herron

Co-Key Hairstylist

Jimmie Herron

Property Master

Mark Hicks

Song

Hollis Hill

Stunts

Chris Hogan

Supervising Foley Editor

Dave Hollister

Song ("You")

Jordan Houston

Song ("Baby Mama")

Daniel S Irwin

Dialogue Editor

Juicy J

Song Producer ("Baby Mama")

Ezekiel Jackson

Security

Jermaine Jackson

Song Performer ("Daddy'S Home")

Anthony Jacobs

Production Coordinator

Tony Jacobs

Production Coordinator

Drake Jenevein

Assistant Sound Editor

Dannon Johnson

2nd Grip

Yolanda Jones

Assistant (To John Singleton)

Bonnie Jordan

Assistant Production Coordinator

Amy Kane

Foley Artist

Wayne A King

Stunts

Samuel Lerner

Song

Craig Lietzke

Transportation Co-Captain

Chris Liggion

Song ("Baby Boy"), Song/Song Performer ("You")

Thomas Locket

Song ("Just A Touch Of Love")

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Teena Marie

Song

Lalanya Masters

Production Assistant

Todd Masters

Other

Curtis Mayfield

Song ("Talk Sh*T 2 Ya")

Rita Mcghee

Wardrobe Supervisor

Allen Mcgrier

Song ("Crip Hop")

Connie Mckendrick

Song Performer ("Eat Sleep Think")

Connie Mckendrick

Song

Steven E Mendoza

Dolly Grip

Robert Mickens

Song ("Summer Madness")

Wayne Middleton

Location Manager

William H Miller

Song ("Daddy'S Home")

Charles Mills

Director Of Photography

Bob Minor

Stunt Coordinator

Roger Minor

Stunts

Royce Minor

Stunts

John Moio

Stunts

Charles Moore

Song ("Straight F***Ing")

Tamara Murphy

On-Set Dresser

James Nyx

Song ("Just To Keep You Satisfied")

Hugh Aodh O'brien

Stunts

Joe Ordaz

Stunts

Tom Ozanich

Sound Editor

Bobby Ozuna

Song ("Just A Man")

Joseph Paquette

Song ("Hail Mary")

Anton Perkins

Caterer

Noah Plunkett

Other

James Poyser

Song; Song Producer ("Eat Sleep Think")

Tony Prendatt

Song Co-Producer ("You")

Vic Radulich

Sound Editor

David Raymond

Assistant Film Editor

Dan Rebert

Other

Eli Reed

Still Photographer

Tory Reed

Production Assistant

Diane Renee

Stunts

Len Richards

Stunts

Michelle Richards

Special Thanks

E J Roberts

Craft Services

Jason Roberts

2nd Assistant Director

Perry Robertson

Foley Editor

Kyle Rochlin

Foley Mixer

Gilbert Rosales

Stunts

Bob Rothberg

Song ("I'M Sinbad The Sailor")

Rose Royce

Song Performer ("Wishin' On A Star")

Raphael Saadiq

Song; Song Producer & Performer ("Just A Man")

Melisa Sanchez

Script Supervisor

Jeff Sanders

Stunts

Stacy Scofield

Other

Debra Secher

Casting Associate

Tupac Shakur

Song Performer ("Hail Mary")

Tupac Shakur

Song

James Sheppard

Song ("Daddy'S Home")

Robair Sims

Stunts

John Singleton

Producer

John Singleton

Screenwriter

John Singleton

Music Supervisor

Claydes Smith

Song ("Summer Madness")

Mark Sparks

Song ("Love & War")

David Spence

Dialogue Editor

Kewian Spillman

Song ("Crip Hop")

Fred Stafford

Adr Editor

Frederick H Stahly

Adr Editor

Glenn Standridge

Song ("Just A Man")

Mike Stanwick

Color Timer

Billy Stewart

Song ("I Do Love You")

Elgie Stover

Song ("Just To Keep You Satisfied")

Scott Sudduth

Production Assistant

Melodee Sutton

Music Consultant

Alton Taylor

Song ("Summer Madness")

Jason Taylor

Production Assistant

Johnnie Taylor

Song Performer

Johnnie Taylor

Song Performer ("Jody'S Got Your Girl And Gone")

Sean Taylor

Producer (Masterfx/Visual Effects)

Gary Theard

Boom Operator

Byron Thomas

Song ("Thatshowegetdown")

Dennis Thomas

Song ("Summer Madness")

Olan Thompson

Song ("Just A Baby Boy")

Sammy Timberg

Song ("I'M Sinbad The Sailor")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
BET Networks; CNN; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Columbia Pictures; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Howard Anderson Company; Myriad Pictures; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Universal Records
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 9m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States on Video November 6, 2001

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2001

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 2-12, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Began shooting November 20, 2000.

Completed shooting February 9, 2001.

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2001

Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 2-12, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video November 6, 2001