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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

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In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Written by Universal Pictures

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The world's most dangerous times created the world's most dangerous group


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Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 August 2015 (USA)  »

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Hai'sher mi'Compton  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,100,000 (USA) (14 August 2015)

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$161,029,270 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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Trivia

Eazy-E's son Lil Eazy-E had auditioned for the role of his father but according to Ice Cube it just didn't work out. Lil Eazy was upset at first, but eventually became involved in coaching actor, Jason Mitchell, who portrays his father in the film. See more »

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The doctor told Eazy-E that he was HIV positive, when he really had what was once known as "full blown AIDS" when it was discovered, which is why, combined with his other ailments, he died within weeks of the discovery. See more »

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Jerry Heller: [from trailer] What's NWA stand for, anyway? "No Whites Allowed", something like that? *chuckles*
Eazy-E: No...
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Eazy-E: Niggaz Wit' Attitudes.
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Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Written by Jerry Calliste, Jr.
Performed by Hashim
Courtesy of Cutting Records, Inc.
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Too Many Offensive Words Profaning Jesus And Son Cursing His Own Father.
3 September 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

{Straight Outta Compton }is a movie everyone must avoid.It has a lot of offensive words ( Profaning Jesus As mother fuc.er) by a blasphemous white man who often shouts in the face of his own dad and describes his own dad as a (mother fuc.er)!!!!. This film instead of teaching people how to respect others ,it has a destructive theme of corrupting the youth and speaks in favor of using random drugs . Parents Beware!. It has unnecessary violence especially against women. Feminists must beware of this movie. Furthermore,there is no single didactic theme in this movie except corrupting teens and instigating boys to rebel and torture their own beloved fathers. All I know is that peaceful rebels who want to get their rights should never ever resort to violence. Concerning the music,it is not my type.This movie's plot is weak. I could not find any suspense in this movie at all except boredom.


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