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"30 for 30" Straight Outta L.A. (2010)

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Original Air Date:
23 April 2010 (Season 1, Episode 14)
For rapper-turned-filmmaker Ice Cube the emergence of gangster rap will be forever linked to the Oakland Raiders' move to Los Angeles in 1982... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

Marcus Allen ... Himself
Lyle Alzado ... Himself (archive footage)
Soren Baker ... Himself
David Beckerman ... Himself
Todd Boyd ... Himself
Todd Christensen ... Himself

Chuck D. ... Himself
Al Davis ... Himself
Glenn Dickey ... Himself
DJ Yella ... Himself (archive footage)

Dr. Dre ... Himself (archive footage)
Eazy-E ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Flores ... Himself (archive footage)

Daryl Gates ... Himself (archive footage)

Willie Gault ... Himself
Steve Hartman ... Himself

Ice Cube ... Himself

Ice-T ... Himself
David Israel
Howie Long ... Himself
M.C. Ren ... Himself

John Madden ... Himself
Dexter Manley ... Himself (archive footage)
Rod Martin ... Himself
Yolanda Martinez ... Herself

John Matuszak ... Himself (archive footage)
Bruce McNall ... Himself
Mike Ornstein ... Himself
Bill Plaschke ... Himself

DJ Pooh ... Himself

Christopher Reid ... Himself (as Chris Reid)
Pete Rozelle ... Himself (archive footage)
Art Shell ... Himself (archive footage)

Russell Simmons ... Himself

Snoop Dogg ... Himself
Steve Springer ... Himself
Greg Townsend ... Himself
Skipp Townsend ... Himself
Frank Vuono ... Himself
Rupert Wainwright ... Himself
Zev Yaroslavsky ... Himself

Jane Pauley ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joe Theismann ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ice Cube 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jon Weinbach  writer

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... executive producer
Keith Clinkscales .... executive producer
Chris Connelly .... consulting producer
John Dahl .... executive producer
Arunima Dhar .... producer
Christopher Isenberg .... animation producer
Joan Lynch .... executive producer
Kristin McDowell .... associate producer
Katie McNeill .... associate producer
Jamie Patricof .... executive producer
Scott Rettberg .... consulting producer
Connor Schell .... executive producer
Bill Simmons .... associate producer
Bill Simmons .... executive producer
John Skipper .... executive producer
Michael Tollin .... consulting producer
John Walsh .... executive producer
Jon Weinbach .... producer
Original Music by
Joel Beckerman 
Phil Hernandez 
Chris Maxwell 
Cinematography by
Alex Van Wagner 
Film Editing by
Dan Marks 
Production Management
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Burt Gregory .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Alvarado .... gaffer
Gabriel Copeland .... camera operator
Jeremiah Thorne .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Jeff Goelz .... animator: Fiction Media Group
Paul L'Heureux .... animator: Fiction Media Group
Editorial Department
Helen Kearns .... assistant editor
Music Department
Maxwell Gray .... music intern
Other crew
Cari Davine .... vp of business affairs
Benjamin Fertig .... additional production support
Eric M. Johnson .... executive in charge
Adam Keleman .... production assistant
Justin Owades .... post production assistant
Josh Rahm .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Directed by
Reggie Rock Bythewood (2009-2010)
Bill Couturié (2009-2010)
Jonathan Hock (2009-2010)
Steve James (2009-2010)
Lucas Jansen (2009-2010)
Adam Kurland (2009-2010)
Brett Morgen (2009-2010)
Ron Shelton (2009-2010)
Jeff Zimbalist (2009-2010)
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Additional Details

51 min

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Good Entry in the Series, 12 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A. (2010)

*** (out of 4)

Another entry in ESPN's series, this one here takes a look at how gangster rap and the Oakland Raiders went together and turned a popular team into one of the biggest merchandise sellers in the world. Director Ice Cube, who was there when most of this broke, explains how the violence of the city was just right for the violence of the Raiders. I was pretty surprised to see how many people Cube gathered for this documentary as we get members from the original NWA group, Ice-T, various Raiders players including Marcus Allen and we even get Al Davis. I was shocked to see Davis who is still hard as nails in terms of doing things his own way and it's still rather funny to hear him try to explain how he's doing stuff his way and how it's the best thing for everyone. I think, for the most part, this is a pretty good documentary, although at times it seems to be all over the place. Part of it wants to cover the Raiders. Part of it wants to cover the early explosion of gangster rap. Then we get into the more political stuff of the L.A. riots and whether or not rap was causing people to be killed. There's a lot of stuff that tries to get covered in 50-minutes and at times one thinks things could have played out better with a little more running time. With that said, what's here is an interesting story and with all the familiar faces being interviewed things never get boring.

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