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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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drugs | rap | rap music | drug dealer | 1980s | See more »

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Live In Your Dreams Or Die In Someone Else's. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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9 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Hustler's Ambition  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$82,369 (South Africa) (17 March 2006)

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$82,369 (South Africa) (17 March 2006)
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Writer Terence Winter was very unhappy with the movie, claiming his screenplay is not the one that ended up on screen. See more »

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When Bama calls Justice out for fidgeting in his car, Bama is heard saying, "I'm still right 'cause I could have been wrong," but his mouth says, "...right." See more »

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Marcus: Crack meant money, money meant power and power meant war. We shot the Columbians, the Columbians shot us.
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9MM Goes Bang
by KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker) & Scott La Rock
Performed by Boogie Down Productions
Courtesy of Traffic Entertainment Group, Inc. / Bun Bun Music
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Not the greatest movie of all time, but worth seeing
13 November 2005 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

The criticism of this film reminds me of that received for Jarhead. People said Jarhead was not a war movie, and the Get Rich or Die Trying had to little to do with rap. My question is, why doesn't this make it a bad film? And to make one last comparison, this film way out did anything 8 Mile attempted (much more of a social critique).

The strength in this film is derived from it's black and white presentation of the "dope game" and how for fifty it was either sleep in a cellar, or buy a Mercedes. Sheridan did a good depiction of how selling drugs is an easy escape, a way to make you feel like a man. The best and most powerful scene in this film is when someone slips a razor blade in his solitary cell in order for him to kill himself. He remarks, "I thought about it". I also enjoyed the non-romanticized violence, and how the drug game was not altogether glorified.

The downfall of this film is it's over dramatized scenes, and it may be a little to long, however, a good critique of Black Urban society, and well worth your 8 dollars.


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