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8 Mile (2002)

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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

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Curtis Hanson

Writer:

Scott Silver
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eminem ... Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith
Kim Basinger ... Stephanie Smith
Mekhi Phifer ... David 'Future' Porter
Brittany Murphy ... Alex
Evan Jones ... Cheddar Bob
Omar Benson Miller ... Sol George
De'Angelo Wilson ... DJ Iz
Eugene Byrd ... Wink
Taryn Manning ... Janeane
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... Bouncer
Proof ... Lil' Tic
Mike Bell Mike Bell ... Shorty Mike
DJ Head DJ Head ... Battle DJ
Michael Shannon ... Greg Buehl
Chloe Greenfield ... Lily Smith
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Storyline

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Lose Yourself In the Music See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fight Song See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$41,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,240,555, 10 November 2002

Gross USA:

$116,750,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,875,078
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The group 313 is a reference to Detroit's area code, 313. Certain people are called "eight tens" because of the suburbs on the other side of 8 Mile Road had the area code 810 in 1995. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Jimmy are having sex at the plant, a man is visible in the background briefly running around. See more »

Quotes

Manny: [after Jimmy and Janeane's fight] What was all that about, Smith?
Jimmy Smith Jr: I'm sorry Manny, it wasn't my... It won't happen again.
Manny: Good. Don't be bringing that shit around here. Now get back to work.
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Crazy Credits

The final credit reads, "Filmed on location in the 313" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Syndicated Edited For TV Version all the curse word {fuck,shit,bitch,dyke,dick,pussy,} are all masked out but when they are rapping it is replaced with a record scratch and some scenes are altered. See more »

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Players Ball
Written by André Benjamin, Big Boi (as Antwan Patton), Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Ray Murray (as Raymon Murray), Rico Wade
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Great movie, shows the struggles of a poor man
13 June 2018 | by llVIUSee all my reviews

There's a problem or two that I might have with this movie, main one being that it's too short, but I think it represents so well how the life in the ghetto sucks. It just plain sucks. It sucks being poor, having no education, worrying about what you're gonna eat, or if you can get a minimum wage job, it sucks when you can't rely on family and friends, and when you get assaulted and the cops can't do anything. It shows so many struggles, and the main character just struggles with them and tries to cope... he's not some super badass macho alpha hero, he's just a regular guy who tries to live, just like many other people living in poor areas.

I think it needed a little bit more depth, or subliminal messages about staying strong and positive. This movie did have one, it was about taking care of his little sister.

I gave it a 7 mainly because I'm picky as hell.


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