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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)
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Keryl
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Justice
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Antwan
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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$30,981,850 (USA) (27 January 2006)
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Trivia

Bono introduced Jim Sheridan to 50 Cent because Sheridan expressed a desire to meet and work with 50. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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 »

Soundtracks

Window Shopper
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
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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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