Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10pm that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by.
Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »
Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
When Keryl, Marcus and Justice go to take revenge and hit the Colombians back, Marcus gets out of the car immediately after it stops, but in the next shot he is still inside chatting with his buddies about the weapon. See more »
I told you don't shoot no body, and the first thing you do when we walk in this motherfucker is shoot somebody!
Cause that's what I do, I kill motherfuckers! You know that.
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by 50 Cent, Teraike Crawford, Jason H. Turnbull & Bob Marley
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by C. Styles & Sire For Dangerous, LLC / Money Management / Hip Hop Since 1976
Contains elements from "Burnin' and Lootin'"
by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers (as Bob Marley and The Wailers)
Used courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Not the greatest movie of all time, but worth seeing
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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