Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Malcolm: We were dancing, man.
Dom: If I let this slide, we got what you call a slippery slope. Do you know what a slippery slope is?
Crip 1: Do it got anything to do with skiing?
Dom: Sit your ass down!
Dom: He's probably got one of those photogenic brains.
Malcolm: You mean photographic memory?
Dom: What I just say?
Malcolm: I mean, yeah, you just said it, reiterating.
Narrator: Malcolm lives in Inglewood, California, in the Darby-Dixon neighborhood referred to as the Bottoms.
Jib: Give me your bike!
Narrator: Malcolm's friends Jib and Diggy are also geeks.
Jib: All I wanna do is a zoom, zoom, zoom and a boom boom.
Malcolm: Word.
Jaleel: Yo, Lilu, what are you doing opening the door butt ass naked for? Excuse my dumbass sister, man. What up?
Malcolm: Are you AJ?
Jaleel: No, that's my dad.
Malcolm: I need to speak to him. It's about boys' club.
Jaleel: Right, right, well, my dad's at his office for like a couple hours but y'all could hang out here until he gets back if you want.
Malcolm: We, um, you know...
Jaleel: Hey, you want to come in?
Malcolm: Yeah, yeah
Jaleel: Come in
Dom: Yo, McFly, do you have what I left in the backpack?
Jib: Did he actually say, I'll kill you and your friends if you don't get rid of these drugs' or just you? Don't act like you weren't curious too.
Diggy: All we gotta do is find the white people, go to Coachella, Lollapalooza.
Narrator: William Ian Sherwood the third, musician, scholar, rake, entrepreneur, conspiracy theorist. Malcolm, Jib and Diggy met William at band camp three years ago...
Will Sherwood: Yo, you n****s need some weed? I got you. Good s***, fair prices...
Narrator: William assured them that he used the word n**** only as a term of endearment as explained by Q-Tip in the classic song "Sucka Nigga." After that, they all hit it off, though, he never used that word again.
Malcolm: If Neil deGrasse Tyson were writing about Ice Cube, this is what it would look like.
Mr. Bailey: You go to high school in Inglewood. You think you're going to get into Harvard?
Malcolm: I'm from a poor, crime-filled neighborhood, raised by a single mother, don't know my dad, blah, blah. It's cliche.
Malcolm: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Malcolm Adekanbi. I'm a straight-A student with nearly perfect SAT scores. I play in a punk band with my friends and I'm a 90s hip hop geek. A bad day for most geeks would be being the butt of jokes but when you live in the Bottoms, a bad day could look like this.
Malcolm: I have my Harvard interview tomorrow. We're not going to a drug dealer's birthday party...
Nakia: Well, I'll go if you go.
Malcolm: Um
Nakia: So are you going to ask me to dance or what?
Malcolm: We don't know nothing about drugs. You do. We need to know if you're going to help us.
Will Sherwood: Okay...
Malcolm: Nobody's going to suspect a thing. We're just doing what geeks do.
Jib: I don't want to go to jail. I want to go to college!

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