The idea comes from an article in Los Angeles New Times about motorcycle clubs that meet for scheduled but illegal road races. The members are affluent enough to maintain expensive bikes even mechanics are on the payroll and polite enough that the movie's language slipped in under the ropes at PG Many but not all of the boyz are African-American; some are still literally boyz but others are men in their 40s, and the unexplored subtext is that these are successful men who enjoy the excitement of street racing. Not much mention is made of jobs, but you can't buy and maintain these machines without a good one. Slick's son is Kid Derek Luke. Smoke's longtime fierce competitor is Dogg Kid Rock. All of this is intriguing material, but the movie doesn't do much with it. There are several races in the film, but they don't generate the kind of pulse-quickening suspense that the races did in " The Fast and the Furious ," a four-wheel street-racing picture, did. As a general rule the right people win for the right reasons, and during some of the races the spectators inexplicably cluster at the starting line, so there's time for soul-to-soul conversations at the finish line. Some of those involve a secret revealed halfway through the film; stop reading now unless you want to learn that Kid's mother Anita Vanessa Bell Calloway tells him, after the death of the man he thinks is his father, that Smoke is his real father.
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Skip to Content. Parents and caregivers: Set limits for violence and more with Plus. Parents need to know that characters drink, smoke, and use strong language. There are sexual references and situations. There is some sexual humor and there are references to promiscuity and issues of paternity with a traumatic discovery , but the relationship of the main characters is loving and devoted. Characters are in peril and there is serious injury and one death. Characters also "hustle" by pretending not to be able to race and betting a lot of money. While most characters are African-American, the gangs are open to all races, and Jaleel's group has white, Hispanic, and Asian members.
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