Along with Boyz N The Hood, this marks the film world's awakening to a dark period of gang violence in early-'90s LA. The story of Caine Lawson (Tyrin Turner), a young black man looking to escape the daily treadmill of bloodshed, isn't particularly original, but the Hughes brothers pull few punches. It's not a pretty sight, but the film now stands as a curious period piece.

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Along with Boyz N The Hood, this marks the film world’s awakening to a dark period of gang violence in early-’90s LA. The story of Caine Lawson (Tyrin Turner), a young black man looking to escape the daily treadmill of bloodshed, isn’t particularly original, but the Hughes brothers pull few punches. It’s not a pretty sight, but the film now stands as a curious period piece.