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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Director: 50 Cent
Stars: 50 Cent, Clifton Powell, Elijah Williams
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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) (13 November 2005)

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$30,981,850 (USA) (29 January 2006)
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50 Cent watched all of Jim Sheridan's films to prepare for his role. His personal favorite was The Boxer (1997). See more »

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When Marcus is shot by Justice in the beginning of the movie, the money bag flies to Justice. The second time, the bag goes out to the side. See more »

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Marcus: Crack meant money, money meant power and power meant war. We shot the Columbians, the Columbians shot us.
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Hustler's Ambition
by 50 Cent, Brian Hughes & Frankie Beverly
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by B-Money "B$" for JR's Son Music & Money Management
Contains elements of "I Need You"
by Frankie Beverly
Performed by Frankie Beverly and Maze
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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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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