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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

Director F. Gary Gray directed the real Ice Cube in Friday (1995) and the real Dr. Dre in Set It Off (1996). See more »

Goofs

When Ice Cube records music for "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted," a nearby television is playing footage of Minister Louis Farrakhan giving his speech at the Million Man March. The "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" album was recorded between Nov. 1989 and Apr. 1990, but the Million Man March took place in the fall of 1995. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Heller: [from trailer] Let me tell you what I see here: a lot of raw talent. Swagger. Bravado. People are scared of you guys. They think you're dangerous, but the world needs to hear it.
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Written by Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Ralph Middlebrooks, Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison), Andrew Noland, Gregory A. Webster (as Gregory Webster), Norman B. Napier (as Norman Napier), Marvin Pierce
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A)
Courtesy of Priority Records/Ruthless Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Funky Worm"
Performed by Ohio Players (as The Ohio Players)
Courtesy of Westbound Records Inc.
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Straight Outta ghetto
31 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Do not see this movie if you can not understand or speak ebonics. Most atrocious use of the English language I ever tried to listen & understand. Gang Bangin negative rap movie about just how violent 6% of the population is.

The most outlandish thing about this piece of crap is that the producers & actors wanted an Oscar Nod! GMAFB!

The Oscars are about par excellence, the best of the best. This film might make the rotten tomatoes' worst movie ever made & produced.

I guess one of the biggest disappointment's for me was that they were proud of helping to create the most violent individual's in America & feel that their life story should be told terribly by some of the worst acting & interpretation of that fine craft I ever sat thorough for 2 1/2 hours of my life that I will never get back.

Whatever you do don't waste your time or $$$ on the DVD & when you see it on the guide just switch channel's. Hope this helps you


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