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Hustle & Flow ()


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With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 46 nominations.
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Djay
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Key
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Nola
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Shug
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Shelby (as D.J. Qualls)
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Skinny Black
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Lexus
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Yevette
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Arnel
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Tigga
William Engram ...
Slobs (as William 'Poon' Engram)
Bobby Sandimanie ...
Yellow Jacket (as Bobby 'I-20' Sandimanie)
Haystak ...
Mickey
Claude Phillips ...
Harold
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Elroy
John Still ...
Shop Owner
Jay Munn ...
Prison Guard
Michael Hooks Jr. ...
Block Manager
Jerome Toles ...
Police Officer
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R.L. (as DJ Paul)
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Kateezy
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Choir Lead Singer
Kelvin Birrus ...
Choir Singer #1
Tiran D. Boyland ...
Choir Singer #2
H. Renee Cogar ...
Choir Singer #3
Brandon Seiferth ...
Choir Singer #4
Deborah Manning Thomas ...
Choir Singer #5
Terrence Brown ...
Piano Player
T.C. Sharpe ...
Arnel's Drunk
Lindsey Roberts ...
Harper
Free Sol ...
Bathroom Kid
Clarence Mabon ...
Police Officer #2
Mark Goodfellow ...
Pawn Shop Owner
Latasha Texas ...
Stripper #1
Tracy Davis ...
Stripper #2
Erica Miller ...
God Bless America Girl
Helen Bowman ...
Defendant
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Trick #1
Josh Driver ...
Bar Tender (uncredited)
Shariee Jones ...
Skate Extra (uncredited)
Dennis Phillippi ...
Self (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Craig Brewer

Written by

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Craig Brewer ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stephanie Allain ... producer
Preston L. Holmes ... associate producer (as Preston Holmes)
John Singleton ... producer
Dwight Williams ... executive producer

Music by

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Scott Bomar

Cinematography by

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Amy Vincent

Film Editing by

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Billy Fox

Editorial Department

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Kenny Becker ... color timer
Thanadoul Khunngam ... post-production intern
John Nicolard ... digital intermediate producer
David Rosenblatt ... assistant editor
Bill Schultz ... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto ... digital intermediate artist / digital intermediate colorist
Charise E. Angone ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Christopher Gray ... (as Chris Gray)
Kimberly Hardin ... (as Kimberly R. Hardin)

Production Design by

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Keith Brian Burns

Art Direction by

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Alexa Marino

Set Decoration by

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Joni Wheeler

Costume Design by

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Paul A. Simmons Jr. ... (as Paul Simmons)

Makeup Department

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Bert Reo Anderson ... assistant hair stylist
Camille Chambers ... makeup artist
Ted Long ... key hair stylist (as Theodore Long)
Kellie Robinson ... assistant makeup artist
Linda Thompson ... assistant hair stylist
Denise Tunnell ... key makeup artist (as Denise Tunnel) / makeup department head

Production Management

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Terra Abroms ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Hayden ... second assistant director
Van Hayden ... first assistant director
Zac Jackson ... second second assistant director
Wayne Witherspoon ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Darian Corley ... property master
Will E. Drummond ... set dresser
Frank Gray III ... assistant property master
James Harper ... leadman
Spencer Pharr ... set dresser
Dalton Cole Young ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Bobbi Banks ... supervising adr editor
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Nancy Barker ... first assistant sound editor
Andy Black ... sound mixer
Nathan Black ... boom operator
Michael Camello ... sound effects editor (as Michael Z. Camello)
Michael C. Casper ... re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Ezra Dweck ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Stephanie Flack ... dialogue editor
Paul Hackner ... dialogue editor
Greg Hedgepath ... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Brian W. Jennings ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Susan Kurtz ... dialogue editor
Mark Larry ... sound effects editor
Daniel J. Leahy ... re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
James Azizi Penny ... sound effects editor
Jason Piatt ... foley mixer
Jacob Riehle ... assistant sound editor (as Jacob Franklin Riehle)
Will Riley ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sherman ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Frank Smathers ... supervising sound editor
Fred Stafford ... adr editor
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. ... foley editor (as Donald L. Warner)
Lars Bjerre ... dialogue denoising (uncredited)
Zahari Schtonov ... sound recording engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jim Eikner ... special effects assistant (as Jim Eichner)
Stephen Hall ... special effects assistant
Ben Ishmael ... special effects assistant
Jesse Spots ... special effects assistant (as Jesse Moorefield)
Jason Thomas ... special effects foreman
Steve Wolf ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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David Booth ... scanning & recording
John Daro ... digital intermediate editor
Rick Lopez ... digital film technician: Fotokem Film & Video
David Rosenthal ... digital film I/O supervisor: Fotokem Film & Video

Stunts

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David Paul Lord ... stunts
Max Maxwell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tony Arnaud ... best boy grip
Peter Budd ... grip
Rob Chidester ... grip
Alisa M. Colley ... second assistant camera
David A. Cook ... gaffer: Los Angeles
Dan Cornwall ... gaffer
Rusty Edmonson ... lighting technician
Tracy Facelli ... film loader
Dale Fowler ... best boy electric
Donny Fowler ... electrician
Chris Friebus ... second assistant camera
Richard C. Kerekes ... dolly grip (as Rick Kerekes)
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw ... electrician: Los Angeles (as Tommy Upshaw)
James McMillan ... key grip
Joshua Miller ... grip
Aldo Porras Jr. ... second assistant a camera
Jonathan Stoll ... grip
Steve Sudge ... electrician
Adam Ward ... b-camera assistant
Tom Weston ... camera operator
Matt Zschoche ... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michelle Adams ... casting associate
Cam Deaver ... casting associate (as Cameron Deaver)
Benjamin Gerry ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Meriwether Nichols ... key costumer
Christy Hebert ... seamstress (uncredited)

Location Management

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Donna T. Giles ... location manager
Hailey Giles ... assistant location manager
Dalton Cole Young ... location assistant

Music Department

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Scott Bomar ... music arranger
Marc Franklin ... music arranger
Christiaan Gordon ... music clearances
Marvin R. Morris ... music editor
Charles 'Skip' Pitts ... musician
Shie Rozow ... music editor
Julie Sessing ... music clearance
Paul Stewart ... music supervisor
Mary Unobsky ... music consultant
Keith Barrows ... music mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Ilene Pickus ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Nalla Black ... driver: cast
Robert Brubaker ... driver

Other crew

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Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Jackie Bazan ... publicist
Cassandra Butcher ... publicity consultant / unit publicist
Betty Chin ... production coordinator
Troy Craig Poon ... acquisitions executive
Tyra Dixon ... assistant to Ms. Allain
Tyrone D. Dixon ... assistant: Ms. Allain
Bennett Fidlow ... production legal
Aquil Fudge ... accountant
Ellen Gannon ... production supervisor
Erin Hagee ... assistant: Mr. Brewer
Sueann Han ... production secretary
Steven Hines ... production assistant
Michelle Lesley Johnson ... assistant to producers (as Michelle L. Johnson)
Sims Lawson ... production assistant
DeAara L. Lewis ... intern
Christopher A. Malone ... set production assistant
Joe Matukewicz ... studio executive (as Joseph Matukewicz)
Kevin B. May ... locations HVAC tech
Khanya Mkhize ... adr loop group
Erik Proveaux ... caterer
Michael Rapaport ... business manager
Maya Robinson ... intern
Shaun Sanghani ... set production assistant
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Mark Van Horne ... laboratory liaison
Ivana Chubbuck ... acting coach: Terence Howard (uncredited)
Corey Wilburn ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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David Dinerstein ... special thanks
Jennifer Kuwabara ... special thanks
Nathan Lux ... thanks
Sam Phillips ... dedicatee

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention. Written by IMDb Editors

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Taglines Everybody gotta have a dream. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ritmo de um Sonho (Brazil)
  • Pod prąd (Poland)
  • 街頭嘻哈客 (Taiwan)
  • Ritmo de un sueño (Uruguay)
  • Ritmo de un sueño (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,017,808, 24 Jul 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Al Kapone became involved in the film because of a case of mistaken identity. Director Craig Brewer was expecting a phone call from D.J. Paul because he wanted to hire him to write the songs Djay would perform. Kapone, who knew Brewer from the Memphis music scene, called him at the very same time. He told Brewer that the movie needed to have his music in it and Brewer immediately agreed. After a few minutes of small talk, Brewer realized he was talking to the wrong person. Too embarrassed to back out of the deal, Brewer told Kapone that he could audition with one song. Kapone had 24 hours to write a song for Djay. He was sent the script by courier and was given Terrence Howard's phone number to discuss the character. The next day, Kapone performed "Hustle & Flow (It Ain't Over)" for Brewer and producer John Singleton. They loved the song so much, they used three more of Kapone's songs for the soundtrack. See more »
Goofs Toward the end of the scene in which Djay is arrested, the padding used to make Shug appear pregnant is visible. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Whoop That Trick See more »
Quotes Key: There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them.
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