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Hustle & Flow -- With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Hustle & Flow -- Clip: Rap Is Coming Back To The South
Hustle & Flow -- With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Hustle & Flow -- Clip: Everybody's Got To Have a Dream

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Craig Brewer (written by)
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Release Date:
22 July 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everybody gotta have a dream. See more »
Plot:
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 28 wins & 43 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent directorial effort See more (205 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Terrence Howard ... Djay

Anthony Anderson ... Key

Taryn Manning ... Nola

Taraji P. Henson ... Shug

DJ Qualls ... Shelby (as D.J. Qualls)

Ludacris ... Skinny Black

Paula Jai Parker ... Lexus

Elise Neal ... Yevette

Isaac Hayes ... Arnel

Jordan Houston ... Tigga (as Juicy J)
William Engram ... Slobs (as William 'Poon' Engram)
Bobby Sandimanie ... Yellow Jacket (as Bobby 'I-20' Sandimanie)
Haystak ... Mickey
Claude Phillips ... Harold

Josey Scott ... Elroy
John Still ... Shop Owner
Jay Munn ... Prison Guard
Michael Hooks Jr. ... Block Manager
Jerome Toles ... Police Officer

Paul Beauregard ... R.L. (as DJ Paul)

Al Kapone ... Kateezy

Jennifer Bynum Green ... Choir Lead Singer
Kelvin Birrus ... Choir Singer #1
Tiran D. Boyland ... Choir Singer #2
H. Renee Cogar ... Choir Singer #3
Brandon Seiferth ... Choir Singer #4
Deborah Manning Thomas ... Choir Singer #5
Terrence Brown ... Piano Player
T.C. Sharpe ... Arnel's Drunk
Lindsey Roberts ... Harper
Free Sol ... Bathroom Kid
Clarence Mabon ... Police Officer #2
Mark Goodfellow ... Pawn Shop Owner
Latasha Texas ... Stripper #1
Tracy Davis ... Stripper #2
Erica Miller ... God Bless America Girl
Helen Bowman ... Defendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Pope ... Trick #1
Josh Driver ... Bar Tender (uncredited)
Shariee Jones ... Skate Extra (uncredited)
Dennis Phillippi ... Himself (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Brewer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Craig Brewer (written by)

Produced by
Stephanie Allain .... producer
Preston L. Holmes .... associate producer (as Preston Holmes)
John Singleton .... producer
Dwight Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Bomar 
 
Cinematography by
Amy Vincent 
 
Film Editing by
Billy Fox 
 
Casting by
Christopher Gray  (as Chris Gray)
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kimberly R. Hardin)
 
Production Design by
Keith Brian Burns 
 
Art Direction by
Alexa Marino 
 
Set Decoration by
Joni Wheeler 
 
Costume Design by
Paul A. Simmons Jr.  (as Paul Simmons)
 
Makeup Department
Bert Reo Anderson .... assistant hair stylist
Camille Chambers .... makeup artist
Ted Long .... key hair stylist (as Theodore Long)
Kellie Robinson .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Thompson .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... key makeup artist (as Denise Tunnel)
Denise Tunnell .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Hayden .... second assistant director
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Zac Jackson .... second second assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Darian Corley .... property master
Will E. Drummond .... set dresser
Frank Gray III .... assistant property master
James Harper .... leadman
Spencer Pharr .... set dresser
Dalton Cole Young .... on set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... supervising adr editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Nancy Barker .... first assistant sound editor
Andy Black .... sound mixer
Nathan Black .... boom operator
Michael Camello .... sound effects editor (as Michael Z. Camello)
Michael C. Casper .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Ezra Dweck .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Greg Hedgepath .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Brian W. Jennings .... sound designer
Brian W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Mark Larry .... sound effects editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
James Azizi Penny .... sound effects editor
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
Jacob Riehle .... assistant sound editor (as Jacob Franklin Riehle)
Will Riley .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sherman .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Frank Smathers .... supervising sound editor
Fred Stafford .... adr editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... foley editor (as Donald L. Warner)
Lars Bjerre .... dialogue denoising (uncredited)
Zahari Schtonov .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jim Eikner .... special effects assistant (as Jim Eichner)
Stephen Hall .... special effects assistant
Ben Ishmael .... special effects assistant
Jesse Spots .... special effects assistant (as Jesse Moorefield)
Jason Thomas .... special effects foreman
Steve Wolf .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
David Booth .... scanning & recording
John Daro .... digital intermediate editor
Rick Lopez .... digital film technician: Fotokem Film & Video
David Rosenthal .... digital film I/O supervisor: Fotokem Film & Video
 
Stunts
David Paul Lord .... stunts
Max Maxwell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Arnaud .... best boy grip
Peter Budd .... grip
Rob Chidester .... grip
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera
David A. Cook .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Rusty Edmonson .... lighting technician
Tracy Facelli .... film loader
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
Chris Friebus .... second assistant camera
Richard C. Kerekes .... dolly grip (as Rick Kerekes)
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Tommy Upshaw)
James McMillan .... key grip
Joshua Miller .... grip
Aldo Porras Jr. .... Second assistant A camera
Jonathan Stoll .... grip
Steve Sudge .... electrician
Adam Ward .... b-camera assistant
Tom Weston .... camera operator
Matt Zschoche .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michelle Adams .... casting associate
Cameron Deaver .... casting associate
Benjamin Gerry .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meriwether Nichols .... key costumer
Christy Hebert Crouch .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Thanadoul Khunngam .... post-production intern
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate producer
David Rosenblatt .... assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate artist
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Charise E. Angone .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Donna T. Giles .... location manager
Hailey Giles .... assistant location manager
Dalton Cole Young .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Scott Bomar .... music arranger
Marc Franklin .... music arranger
Christiaan Gordon .... music clearances
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor
Charles 'Skip' Pitts .... musician
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Paul Stewart .... music supervisor
Mary Unobsky .... music consultant
Keith Barrows .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Nalla Black .... driver: cast
Robert Brubaker .... driver
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Cassandra Butcher .... publicity consultant
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
Troy Craig Poon .... acquisitions executive
Tyra Dixon .... assistant to Ms. Allain
Tyrone D. Dixon .... assistant: Ms. Allain
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Aquil Fudge .... accountant
Ellen Gannon .... production supervisor
Erin Hagee .... assistant: Mr. Brewer
Sueann Han .... production secretary
Steven Hines .... production assistant
Michelle L. Johnson .... assistant to producers
Sims Lawson .... production assistant
DeAara L. Lewis .... intern
Christopher A. Malone .... set production assistant
Joseph Matukewicz .... studio executive
Khanya Mkhize .... adr loop group
Ilene Pickus .... script supervisor
Erik Proveaux .... caterer
Michael Rapaport .... business manager
Maya Robinson .... intern
Shaun Sanghani .... set production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory liaison
Ivana Chubbuck .... acting coach: Terence Howard (uncredited)
Corey Wilburn .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Dinerstein .... special thanks
Jennifer Kuwabara .... special thanks
Nathan Lux .... thanks
Sam Phillips .... dedicatee
 

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Rated R for sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence
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116 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lindsay Roberts makes a brief appearance as a character named Harper. She is reprising a role she played in Craig Brewer's first film The Poor & Hungry (2000).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the scene where DJay is arrested, you can see Shug's padding that makes her appear pregnant.See more »
Quotes:
DJay:Man, I ain't tryin' to call no ho' no bitch.See more »
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60 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Excellent directorial effort, 12 July 2005
Author: bkenber from United States

"Hustle & Flow" is a very strong directorial from writer/director Craig Brewer, and it is very worthy of the buzz that it has been generating for the last couple of months. I got to see it last night at an AFI screening at Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles, and the audience really reacted positively to what they saw. The story is similar in some respects to "8 Mile," but it is a far better movie (and "8 Mile" was pretty good too). It features a tremendous performance by Terrence Howard as a low level pimp who suddenly breaks out of his dark surroundings to become a respected rapper. Craig had commented that had he made this movie within the studio system, he probably never would have been able to cast Terrence in the movie, and that would have been tragic. Anthony Anderson is also excellent as his friend/producer, and there is also Taryn Manning who is very strong in a role as a prostitute who wants to do more with her life. It's a movie with a lot of heart and integrity, and will appeal to anyone who has ever aspired to something with all their heart, regardless of the road blocks ahead. Here's hoping that "Hustle & Flow" gets the audience it truly deserves!

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