Menace II Society


1h 30m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Story about everyday life in Watts as seen through the eyes of a teenager who is trying to overcome his bleak surroundings.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Story about everyday life in Watts as seen through the eyes of a teenager who is trying to overcome his bleak surroundings.

Crew

Jonny Acropolis

Swing Gang

S Adams

Song

T Allen

Song

Michael Anderson

Driver

Jerry Antonetti

Grip

Janice Arrington

Assistant Director

R Bacon

Song

Eulanda Bailey

Assistant Camera Operator

Scott Bailey

Apprentice

E Baker

Song

Ant Banks

Song Performer

Ant Banks

Song

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Bruce Barbour

Stunts

Penny Barrett

Production Designer

Alpha Barry

Craft Service

Michael Bennett

Line Producer

D Blake

Song

Stephanie Blakemore

Best Boy

T Blatcher

Song

Margaret Blatner

Production

Michele Boissiere

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kenneth Bonet

Electrician

Lisa Boutillier

On-Set Dresser

Temre Boyd

Production Assistant

Ricardo Broadus

Foley Editor

Jim Brookshire

Dialogue Editor

Lance Brown

Sound Effects Editor

Richard A Burch

Driver

F Busby

Song

Steven Butcher

Driver

Jerry Butler

Song Performer

Jerry Butler

Song

Mark Byers

Special Effects Assistant

G Smokey Campbell

Best Boy

Veda Campbell

Sound Mixer

Davie Carothers

Assistant Camera Operator

Jim Carroll

Grip

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects Supervisor

Rob Chiarelli

Music Scoring Mixer

Renee M Clare

Props Assistant

Roydon Clark

Stunts

George Clinton Jr.

Song

George Clinton Jr.

Song Performer

Harry Cohen

Sound Design

Harry Cohen

Other

Elisa Coleman

Location Manager

Anna Czerwatiuk

Production Assistant

Gregg Dandridge

Stunts

Ajay Dass

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Austin Paul Davis

Electrician

Kim D Davis

Makeup Artist

Rene L Dawson

Craft Service

L Dechalus

Song

James Deeth

Helicopter Pilot

John Njaga Demps

Camera Operator

Ann Marie Deringer

Assistant

Q Dillon

Song

Karen Dimmig

Assistant Editor

Michael Dronge

Grip

Howard Drossin

Other

Leon Dudevoir

Unit Production Manager

Gregory Dunn

Medic

J Edwards

Song

Gregg Elam

Stunts

K Elam

Song

Kiante Elam

Stunts

Oasaun Elam

Stunt Coordinator

Dejon Ellis

Dolly Grip

Adisak Em-ochwattana

Driver

David Emmerichs

Steadicam Operator

Halldor Enard

Assistant Editor

Scott Evans

Video Assist/Playback

Simone Farber

Assistant Director

David Farmer

Sound Effects Editor

George Fisher

Stunts

Marc Fishman

Adr Editor

Matt Fitzell

Swing Gang

Stephanie Flack

Assistant Editor

Laurence R Franks

Assistant Production Accountant

William Freesh

Adr

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Scott Ganary

Rerecording

D J Gardiner

Transportation Captain

Donald E Gardiner

Driver

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Marvin Gaye

Song

Tim Gedemer

Sound Effects Editor

Brian Geer

Foley Mixer

Evan L Gilner

Assistant Director

R Gooden

Song

Alex Gordon

Music Scoring Mixer

Al Green

Song Performer

Al Green

Song

R L Green

Song

Bonnie Greenberg

Music Supervisor

K Griffin

Song

Kenya Gruv

Song

K Guest

Song

T Guest

Song

Brian Gunther

Sound

Jill Gurr

Script Supervisor

Philippa Gutridge

Makeup

Bobby Hamilton

Stunts

M Hampton

Song

Dick Hancock

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Dennis Harris

Apprentice

V Herbert

Song

Mabon Hodges

Song

Leon Huff

Song

Aida Hughes

Special Thanks To

Albert Hughes

Screenplay

Albert Hughes

Coproducer

Albert Hughes

From Story

Allen Hughes

Screenplay

Allen Hughes

From Story

Allen Hughes

Coproducer

Kent P Hughes

Assistant Camera Operator

Chip Hurd

Dialogue Coach

G Hutchison

Song

Pierre Jaboin

Production Assistant

Ezekiel Jackson

Security

Chris Jasper

Song

M Jefferson

Song

Keith Jones

Electrician

Nelson Jones

Driver

S Jordon

Song

Fay Kelly

Makeup

R. Kelly

Song

R. Kelly

Song Performer

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Christopher Lucien Koefoed

Editor

Jon Kranhouse

Aerial Director Of Photography

Cliff Lane

Property Master

John Lasalandra

Music Editor

Heather Lea

Other

Kcedar Lewis

Assistant

J Long

Song

Manuel Luben

Dolly Grip

David Luckenbach

Steadicam Operator

Erin Lynn

Driver

Don Martin

Driver

Anthony T Mason

Stunts

Tyrone Mason

Assistant Director

Adel A Mazen

Set Decorator

Michele Mckinley

Other

Haley Mclane

Script Supervisor

Diana E Mendoza

Costumes

Gordie Merrick

Driver

Jill Meyers

Music Supervisor

Yariv Michaelovich

Electrician

Teddy Miller

Song Performer

Brian Joseph Moore

Technical Advisor

Kevin Moreton

Executive Producer

James Moriata

Production Assistant

Shirley Murdock

Song

D Murphy

Song

Tamara Murphy

Props Assistant

Nancy Neumann

Other

Vince Nicastro

Foley Artist

Eric Oliver

Dga Trainee

Paulette Orr

Costumes

Herberto Osorio

Driver

Clifford J Parker

Driver

Michael A Patillo

Boom Operator

C Penn

Song

Guillermo Perez

Costume Supervisor

T Perry

Song

P Phillips

Song

Darryl Porter

Special Thanks To

Paul Prokop

Production Associate

David Queirolo

Other

Eric Ramsey

Storyboard Artist

Jalon Raney

Stunts

Lisa Rinzler

Director Of Photography

Jeff Robinov

Special Thanks To

Daniel Robinson

Electrician

Pete Rock

Song Performer

Paul Rodriguez

Sound

Gilbert Rosales

Stunts

Thomas Rosales Jr.

Stunts

Robert L Rucker

Driver

Griff Ruggles

Transportation Coordinator

P Scott Sakamoto

Steadicam Operator

Richard Sands

Gaffer

Ralph Scherer

Dolly Grip

Darin Scott

Producer

A Sealy

Song

Tony Sereno

Rerecording

T Shaw

Song

Garry M Shider

Song

Bryon Short

Sound

Sabrina Simmons

Assistant Camera Operator

Eleva Singleton

Production Assistant

Eddie Bo Smith

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Catherine M Speakman

Dialogue Editor

David L Spradley

Song

D Stevens

Photography

C Stokes

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States May 1993

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1994

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1993

Re-released in United States September 17, 1993

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 13-24, 1993.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 14 - June 6, 1993.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (First Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.

Feature directorial debuts for 21-year-old twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes.

Began shooting October 2, 1992.

Completed shooting November 14, 1992.

Tupac Shakur was attached as star until just before the start of production.

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 14 - June 6, 1993.)

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1994

Released in United States May 1993 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 13-24, 1993.)

Released in United States Summer May 26, 1993

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (First Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.)

Re-released in United States September 17, 1993

Nominated for three 1993 Spirit Awards by the Independent Feature Project/West, including best first feature, best actor (Tyrin Turner) and best cinematography.