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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  9 November 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life Viola Davis is only 10 years older than 50 Cent, although she plays his grandma in the movie. See more »


When young Marcus is about to "protect" his mom when she's confronting the drug dealer who's working her corner, Marcus' weapon was a club, that particular club didn't come out until the early '90s. See more »


Marcus: I told you don't shoot no body, and the first thing you do when we walk in this motherfucker is shoot somebody!
Bama: Cause that's what I do, I kill motherfuckers! You know that.
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Referenced in BBQ Pool Party (2005) See more »


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by Jules Batiste, Stephen Batista, Azuré Wade & Barima Knight
Performed by Bleu Davinci featuring Azuré
Bleu Davinci performs courtesy of BMF Entertainment
Under license from June Street Entertainment
Azuré performs courtesy of Dreamstarr
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Great Movie
18 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie got a lot of bad ratings from many reviewers. I saw the movie recently and thought it was great. It wasn't an Oscar winning movie but it got me on the edge of my seat. The movie is very similar to Eminems 8 Mile, as in it shows little reference to the artists life.The name is different but it shows some similarty to Curtis '50 Cent' Jacksons life.The movie has action,drama,gang fights,romance, and a whole lot more. This is definitely a movie you should go see when you want to see a good movie. Some may say 50 cent is a sell out with a movie and a video game coming out in the same month,but I personally think he is doing a good job. A great movie to see if your a 50 cent or rap fan.

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