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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


At the end of the day, what will you hang on to? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:







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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


50 Cent's acting debut. See more »


When Majestic is discussing killing the police to Marcus, the shot of the Uptown station house has the same figure ascending its steps in both shots, revealing that one shot was used twice instead of actually using two separate shots of the same location. See more »


Charlene: So what is it that you do?
Marcus: I'm a gangsta.
Charlene: No really what do you do?
Marcus: I'm a rapper.
Charlene: No Marcus, what do you really do?
Marcus: I'm a gangsta rapper.
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References Fight Club (1999) See more »


Get Low
by Lloyd Banks, Allen Gordon & Joel Campbell
Performed by Lloyd Banks
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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22 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Few redeeming qualities here.

This film is a cheap, brainless waste of time and money glorifying a character you care nothing about from scene 1. As a protagonitst, 50 is very dull and unremarkable. The story of his life was enough to put me to bed twice. It took me 3 tries to get through this movie, and I can't say I'm any better for having seen it. I still have no interest in his music, or anything he does.

Pop Icons shouldn't have movies made about them until, at least 10 years after their death. 10 years from now, who the hell is going to care about 50 Cent? For that matter, who the hell cares about him now?

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