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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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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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Levar
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Odell
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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Box Office

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

50 Cent hired an acting coach but Jim Sheridan had the woman removed from the set. Sheridan told 50 "If this fails, it won't be because you can't act. It's because I didn't direct you right." See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when they riding to the check cashing place, Marcus is in the front passenger seat. When they showed the same scene the second time, he is sitting in the back seat. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I'm a gangsta grandpa and I'm proud of it.
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Connections

Referenced in Jumper (2008) 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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It isn't *that* bad.
18 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't see why everyone has such a problem with this movie - I thought it was okay, it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, and it didn't have the best acting ever, but it certainly wasn't the worst movie ever.

The ending wasn't too good, but the movie wasn't too shabby, the storyline was good and it proved to keep me entertained for the full two hours. I learnt a lot about 50 cent during the movie, even though I'm not a fan of rap and/or 50 cent himself, I still enjoyed it.

The movie gives you inspiration, if 50 cent can go through a lot and come out of it a billion dollar rapper at the end, it makes you think that you could probably do something on the same level.

You don't have to like rap and/or 50 cent to enjoy this movie and read into it. If you enjoyed the trailer, don't let the bad reviews put you off, that's what I did, yet I liked the movie.


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