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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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Marcus (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
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Keryl
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Joseph Pierre ...
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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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drug dealer | drugs | rap | rap music | poverty | 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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Budget:

$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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50 Cent watched all of Jim Sheridan's films to prepare for his role. His personal favorite was The Boxer (1997). See more »

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In the beginning of the movie when they riding to the check cashing place, Marcus is in the front passenger seat. When they showed the same scene the second time, he is sitting in the back seat. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I'm telling you, I'm big in the hood right now, I don't even remember my name. They callin' me handsome!
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Referenced in BBQ Pool Party (2005) See more »

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The Bridge is Over
by KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker) & Scott La Rock
Produced & Performed by KRS-One
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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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