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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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Marcus (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Young Marcus
Sullivan Walker ...
Joseph Pierre ...
Uncle Deuce


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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hustler's Ambition  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,020,807 (USA) (11 November 2005)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Marcus: Crack meant money, money meant power and power meant war. We shot the Columbians, the Columbians shot us.
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by KRS-One (as Lawrence Parker) & Scott La Rock
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He looks like the missing link.
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have nothing personal against 50 Cent, don't buy his records, kind of view him as a flash in the pan. But after being saturated with his face for the past 3 years I figured, why not see what all the hype is about...yeah his "music" is bubble-gum wannabe gangster rap that couldn't hold a candle to the originators of the genre...(i.e. N.W.A.,Schooly-D,etc.) The music will be forgotten in 5 years maybe the movie will give him some validity, let's see if he can act. BAD MOVE, this guy makes DMX look like Sidney Poitier. The whole movie is the classic template, just plug in a one gear, multi-millionaire so-called rap artist. It just wasn't entertaining, I wasn't expecting the Godafther, but jeez...what a waste. So many other movies, steeped in hood reality have delivered far more...Menace 2 Society and Boyz N' The Hood all the way back to Cooley High. Hopefully the relatively dismal box office receipts will keep this guy out of the movies so he can concentrate on selling dull, bland pop music to the mouth breathing masses who hail him as the king of the streets.

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