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  (in credits order)

50 Cent ... Deon (as Curtis '50 cent' Jackson)

Ray Liotta ... Dr. Brintall

Lynn Whitfield ... Bee

Cedric Sanders ... Sean
Mike P. ... June

Steve Eastin ... Coach Harper
Chanel Farrel ... Geology Tutor

Corey Large ... Paramedic (as Corey William Large)
Shelton Rodriguez ... Young Sean
Henry Ramsey ... Young Dion
Sammy A. Publes ... Pee Wee Coach
Willis Lee ... Young Quarterback
Alice Kennedy ... Doctor Lee
Hugh Maguire ... Professor
Kimberly Harsch ... Soccer Mom
Cheri Dennis ... Musician
Sharon Hayes ... Nurse
Rob Riley ... Texan
Jobe Cherney ... Harry
Daniel Dorrian ... Ray
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josh Carrizales ... Carlos

Alara Ceri ... Denise (as Alara Cerikci)

Ambyr Childers ... Sherry

Tracey Heggins ... Sharon
Chris Kotcher ... Frat Boy

Brian A Miller ... Steven

David Paulus ... Assistant Head Coach

J. Burton Reynolds ... Jerry

Mckeel Robins ... Soccer Referee

Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Mrs. Lopez
Keith Seccombe ... Doctor

Mario Van Peebles ... Eric
Jana Veldheer ... Bar Patron
Rocky Rector ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
Rolin Stone ... Assistant Coach #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Mario Van Peebles 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
50 Cent  screenplay
Brian A Miller  screenplay

Produced by
50 Cent .... producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Patricia Eberle .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
Brandon Grimes .... co-producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Kevin Reidy .... line producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... executive producer
Scott Robinson .... co-producer
Scott Robinson .... line producer
Original Music by
Tree Adams 
Cinematography by
Matthew Irving 
Film Editing by
Bob Mori 
Kirk M. Morri 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
Joshua Stricklin 
Art Direction by
Morgan Gillio 
Set Decoration by
Bill Taylor 
Costume Design by
Sabra Temple (part one)
Makeup Department
Lay'Na Anderson .... key makeup artist
Harvey Riley .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Jon Recher .... production supervisor
Kevin Reidy .... unit production manager
Michael J. Urann .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan M. Elmore .... second assistant director
David C. Huet .... assistant director
Dan Lazarovits .... first assistant director
Paul Lindsay .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kyle Copeland .... art department intern (as Kyle Scott Copeland)
Mikki Lee Cronkhite .... props assistant
Jevon Dismuke .... set dresser
Trevor Post .... prop maker
Jesse Tofferi .... prop maker
Leah Vukovich .... set dresser
Ed Wager .... carpenter
Sound Department
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Matt Mulder .... boom operator
Angie Pollema .... intern
Sean Quashnie .... sound mixer
Brett Sorensen .... sound utility
Visual Effects by
Wesley Cronk .... visual effects
Max Lazzarin .... visual effects
Todd Rogers Terry .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark David Adler .... key video assist
Melissa Bayer .... film loader
Brett Beimers .... key grip
Jimmy Callian .... still photographer
Michael Dallatorre .... camera operator
Edwin de Jong .... jib operator
Eric Evenhouse .... second assistant camera
Andy Fortenbacher .... first assistant camera
Geoff George .... first assistant camera
Brad Grimmett .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brad Grimmett .... steadicam operator
Jeff Harkes .... lighting technician
Ian Henderson .... assistant camera
Traver Johnson .... intern: camera
Nate Kolbeck .... first assistant camera
David Lowing .... gaffer
Matthew Lowing .... dolly grip
VanNessa Manlunas .... media manager (as Van Nessa Manlunas)
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... camera operator
Casey McClurken .... best boy electric
William Novy .... electrician
Aaron Picot .... digital loader
David Ruck .... second assistant camera
Don Stover .... best boy grip
Jeremy Tremp .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Dale Vance Jr. .... b camera / steadicam operator
Casting Department
Brittany Burke .... casting associate
Maureen Dreher .... casting: Midwest
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Abraham .... assistant costume designer: part one (as Kate Bennett)
Colleen Gura .... set costumer
Daniel Overton .... wardrobe production assistant
Anthony Rivera Jr. .... costume supervisor
Mackenzie Storhaug .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Damian Drago .... title design
Eddie Mikasa .... assistant editor
Thom Obarski .... trailer editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Jake Staley .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Jeremy N. Caves .... transportation coordinator: first part
Mark A. James .... L.A. transportation captain
Raymond Landino Jr. .... driver
Reno S. Mifsud .... transportation captain
Billy Neckrock .... driver
Jack Jay Reece .... transportation coordinator
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation captain
Other crew
Hayley Arabia .... business & legal affairs executive
Jax Baker .... assistant production coordinator
Lauren Beale .... assistant to producer
Geoffrey James Clark .... football coordinator
Deb Cole .... consultant: product placement
Tom Feldpausch .... production intern
Andrea Flader .... set production assistant
Nicole Flowers .... first assistant accountant
Paul Giorgi .... production accountant
Adam Kristopher Johnson .... production assistant
John Kangas .... production assistant
Kalyn Karnan .... script supervisor
Nicholas LaVelle .... production assistant
Justin Le Pera .... football coordinator
Aaron Lebovic .... production coordinator
Lauren Lebow .... assistant to producer
Dennis Loring .... payroll accountant
Tony Nawrocki .... production assistant
Kurt Race .... location consultant
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Joshua Rubino .... production assistant
Noah Sampsel .... production assistant
Greg Saraceno .... production accountant
Jonathan Sessions .... production assistant
Kathleen Soltysiak .... script supervisor
Tim Sullivan .... assistant to producer
Timothy C. Sullivan .... assistant to producer
J.P. Vega .... production assistant
Jeremy Waterbury .... office production assistant
Larry Woodall .... set medic
Bryan Bossard .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use
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Did You Know?

50 Cent weighed 160 pounds when he portrayed the cancer-stricken Deon. The rapper went through a nine-week liquid diet and went on a treadmill three hours a day, losing his entire muscular frame. He has gained more than 40 pounds back after filming wrapped.See more »
Continuity: In the game against the Thunder, the scoreboard shows "Lakers (Deon's team) 24, Chargers 28." There are no Chargers in the game.See more »
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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Flawed but Noble, 11 October 2011
Author: Christopher Joseph ( from Huber heights, Ohio

I'm generally pretty hard on rappers turned actors because for one, they are placed in movies because of their notoriety and star power; i.e. they can sell a movie. BUT do they bring any artistic value as a true thespian? Most cases no. Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson is in this odd area of filmdom right now - he's obviously is interested in the craft, writing and producing features - putting his 50 cents in, this movie 'Things Fall Apart' was actually based off of a friend he knew. Kudos to bringing a heartfelt and meaningful story to the screen. Jackson was so committed he lost weight and abused his body to look like an actual cancer patient! Have to give him kudos for that also! Well done! BUT - did he bring it like a well trained actor could have done in the same role? UM... no, sorry. Jackson would have been more interesting playing the brother Sean, then the main character Deon who goes through this horrific life change. Jackson doesn't look that old, but really, a young 20 something football star? NOT - he looked cheesy, grinning constantly with those fake dreads and being a jerk with women, even stealing his brothers love interest. Didn't make you feel sorry for him when he ended up with cancer.

Coupled with a weak script and okay acting, this film could have done way better with this important subject. My man Melvin Van Peebles is one of my favorite directors, so I was expecting a little more flair with this, but he kept it straight forward and pretty safe. And what is it with modern films to rush through them so fast? Is it budget constraints? There was many flaws in the production and on set, with Jackson's obvious wealth from his investments he could have dropped some more 50's on this. I would have appreciated more build up, more concentration on the emotions that people go through with this horrific disease and subsequent fall out from grace. The silent confusion as he tried to find his place was done well, until he opened his mouth! Lynn Whitfield did her thing well, was one of the standouts as Deon's distraught and confused mother. Cedric Sanders who played his brother Sean did a decent job, but I would have appreciated more background with them as brothers. Sean has a chip on his shoulder and obviously is not in tune with Deon's flamboyant football lifestyle, but besides the failed football game in the beginning, it was hard to figure out why exactly he was so uptight. Deon actually would look out for him more then not. It was a guessing game which emotion he was feeling towards big brother. If Deon had stole his love interest earlier on, that would have made more sense. As said, I appreciate this attempt at mello-drama but overall it's a disappointment. The oddball ending and Chariots of Fire leap for victory death dance didn't add any grace, just led to more confusion. As Jackson continues his quest in mainly sub-par wanna be gangsta flicks, I sincerely hope he hires a GOOD acting coach and spends some time away from films for a minute, getting his craft on. Get your chops on in community theater or something. Maybe he can rise like fellow rappers Mos Def or Will Smith and be an actual actor to contend with. For now, mediocre is his motto.

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