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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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Joseph Pierre ...
Uncle Deuce
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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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Hustler's Ambition  »

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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

50 Cent talked Terrence Howard into doing his nude scene. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Charlene: Men hide their emotions. You bury yours, Marcus
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Eeany Meany Miney Mo
by 50 Cent, Derrick Brown, Rafael Hernández (as Rafael Hernandez Marin) & Gene Nash
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by Vitamin D
Contains a sample of "Bump Me Baby"
by Rafael Hernandez Marin & Gene Nash
Performed by Bill Pursell and The Nashville Sweat Band Aides
Courtesy of Henstone Music, Inc.
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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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