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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 group that defined a generation becomes a movie of our time. See more »


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

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hai'sher mi'Compton  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The Jheri Curl wigs used in the film were $15,000 each. See more »

Goofs

The cover of "Straight Outta Compton" is shown with a "Parental Advisory - Explicit Content" label in a 1980s news segment. This variation of the advisory label was not used until the mid 1990s, and the original releases of the album had a much smaller advisory label. See more »

Quotes

Eazy-E: [doing a rap song] Cruising down the street in my '64
Dr. Dre: That was dope, E. That shit was dope, man!
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 25 January 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang
Written by Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), Leon Haywood, Frederick Knight
Performed by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (U.S.) LLC
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Sorry this movie is a waste of money and time.
25 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of N.W.A and their music does not interest me. I have to admit that after seeing this movie I was overwhelmed with dismay. It is true that the media and the movie critics have been slanting the news to trap us into seeing this film.

Alas what a boring film!.

From the beginning to end,this documentary movie about five black rappers failed to impress me.

Off course this movie deserves a fair NC17 rating,but the explicit sex and the bad language did not offend me since I am an adult.

What I strongly hated about this movie is that it indirectly promotes racism and hatred against black people for in this movie are represented as ruthless and immoral rebels .

Sorry to tell you that (Straight Outta Compton) is a movie you should avoid if you do not want to waste your time and lose your money.


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