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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 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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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)

Gross:

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

When Dr. Dre presented Tupac Shakur with the song "California Love", Pac was recording "Hail Mary." This is incorrect as Tupac recorded "Hail Mary" after "California Love" was recorded. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Dre is often shown wearing a Dodgers jersey with a Majestic Athletic logo on the right sleeve but during the late 80s, the Dodgers were outfitted by Goodman & Sons and Russell Athletic. It wasn't until 2003 that Majestic became the official uniform supplier for the MLB. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cube: Yo, Dre.
Dr. Dre: What up?
Ice Cube: I got something to say.
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K./Rihanna (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Computer Love
Written by Shirley Murdock, Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Urgh what a disgusting film!.
30 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am totally disenchanted that I wasted my time and money in seeing one of the most awful movie ever. Mean rappers who violate every law and live a meaningless life where every kind of sin is allowed . These gangsters are not peaceful rebels at all,but evil and aggressive rappers who respect no one and whose atrociousness and uncontrollable instincts made them more like beasts rather than human beings. The story of five horny sex slaves who seek pleasure in pornography and explicit sex. The music is absolutely lousy and noisy. Believe it or not :This is a disgusting movie. See this movie on your own responsibility.


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