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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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Suge Knight (as R. Marcus Taylor)
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Snoop (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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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)  »

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)

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$161,029,270 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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UFC and MMA fighter Tyron Woodley has a brief cameo in the film. See more »

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After the confrontation between Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight in the recording studio, one of Suge's crew members sits down on a chair. In the next camera shot he is seen sitting down again. See more »

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[Eric is upset that Jerry had embezzled money from him]
Eazy-E: Here's what's about to happen. I'm gonna get N.W.A back together. And you ain't gonna have nothing to do with it this time.
Jerry Heller: Why the fuck can you even say something like that? What the fuck is going on with you, man? I know what's good for you, I know what's good for Ruthless, and we have worked up a trust after years of hard work and that trust is our foundation, Eric. I don't give a shit.
[Eric is coughing]
Jerry Heller: [concerned] Eric? How is it man? ...
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Referenced in 2 Lava 2 Lantula! (2016) See more »

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Black Jay
Written and Performed by Jamie Laboz
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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Horrible Movie!
6 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really tried to look at this movie with an open mind although this type of movie isn't really my cup of tea anyway so to speak. It was awful to say the least with no cohesive plot whatsoever! It glorified the worst aspects in our society and portrayed the "thug" lifestyle as somehow glamorous? It was directed with an obvious bias to regurgitate the same old stereotypes everyone already has but in a way that attempts, but fails, to put a positive spin on "Hip Hop" culture. Just not a good movie in any way, shape, or form. Do not go see! If you want to see a great movie with an African American cast that is uplifting and shows what is admirable about our great society then go see "War Room"!!


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