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Before I Self Destruct (2009)

Video  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  16 November 2009 (USA)
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Clarence (as Curtis Jackson)
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Sean
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Shocka
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Rafael
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First Victim
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Cedrick
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Freddie (as Gabrielle Casseus)
Kar ...
Miss Jenkins
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Tiny
Eve Lora ...
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Tayuana 'T.J.' Jones ...
Ronette
Angel Lola Luv ...
Mona (as Angel)
O.G. Mack McLean ...
Mr. Harris
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Roberto
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A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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The directorial debut from Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), and was delivered with his fourth album 'Before I Self Destruct'. See more »

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Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by Scott Storch
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A terrible movie in all respects
6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

50 cent directed and starred in this movie because no one else would. The dialogue is terrible. The "plot" is disjointed. Narration was used very poorly. The sex scene was a joke. The target audience seems to be inner city youth and the message is to stay away from bad influences.

I guess when one's music career is not going so well one may be forced to find other outlets for one's creativity.

50 Cent has a lot to learn about film acting, directing, producing.....as a matter of fact, just stay out of it.

To the poor souls who are considering watching this on Netflix:Unless you hate yourself, do not waste your time on this junk.


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