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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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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the 8 November 2005 edition of Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), 50 Cent said that this film is "about 75% accurate". See more »


When Bama calls Justice out for fidgeting in his car, Bama is heard saying, "I'm still right 'cause I could have been wrong," but his mouth says, "...right." See more »


Marcus: I'm a gangsta grandpa and I'm proud of it.
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Spoofed in Epic Movie (2007) See more »


I'll Whip Your Head Boy
Performed by 50 Cent
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Another Petty Nihilist Hits the Jackpot
15 November 2005 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

50 Cent is decidedly no mere circus performer; unlike him, circus performers possess real talent. Yet, while his musical talent is certainly nil, it would be a mistake to argue that he therefore altogether lacks talent. In fact, 50 - very much like the legions of other gangster rappers - possesses great talent: the talent of a virtuoso con artist. 50 is banking on a pandemic of cataclysmically cheapened tastes - in other words, on the very aesthetic decline that made these other blissfully unconscious con artists rich. This extraordinary, innate ability to identify and exploit today's mass degeneration of taste is a truly supreme talent - a talent reaching to the very depths of cynicism. 50's nihilistic celebration of the meaningless and absurd is, of course, very "postmodern," very fashionable. As such we'll doubtless continue to skip and whistle our way to oblivion. Yes, 50 Cent is a joke. Unfortunately, the joke is on us.

As for this "film", I for one believe that if something's not worth doing, it's not worth doing well. So just as it's impossible for me to get excited over a spectacular tattoo, a gold chain, or the latest cutting-edge developments in nose-piercing technology, I have trouble taking seriously anything having to do with 50 cent. He is a thug, a petty nihilist, and a symptom of cultural decline. Nothing more.

I am a black man, and 50 Cent in no way represents me or anyone I know. I think it's shameful the way he's plastered up all over town. What he represents is the worst that our culture has to offer.

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