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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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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

During the introductory "Universal" globe shot, the female police dispatcher saying "boulevard (garbled transmission) building is next to the location, suspects seen climbing out of both windows" is the same sample used for the intro to the song "Pigs" by Cypress Hill, another Los Angeles Rap group. See more »

Goofs

While NWA is performing onstage on their tour, the stage lights located in the upright trussing onstage have LED PAR stage lights inside of the truss. LED PAR stage lighting was not used until after 2005. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cube: FUCK THE POLICE!
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Connections

Features MTV News (1989) See more »

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Straight Outta Compton
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson), Eazy-E (as Eric Wright), Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A)
Courtesy of Priority Records/Ruthless Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fooled By The Manipulative & Delusive Reviews.
15 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fooled by the exaggerative positive reviews of the worst adult movie I have ever seen!.

Will Parents allow their children to see a woman performing oral sex on a man?.

I wonder if parents would allow their kids to see a lot of naked women and hear bad offensive words?.

I am quite sure Film Producers And All The Movie Staff Have Already Paid Off Critics To Speak Positively About This Erotic NC-17 Movie?.

Why should Hip Hop Culture And Music Be Associated With Pornography ,vulgar language and drug addiction?.

I absolutely regret seeing this shameful erotic movie!.


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