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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director:

Jim Sheridan

Writer:

Terence Winter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
50 Cent ... Marcus (as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Majestic
Joy Bryant ... Charlene
Omar Benson Miller ... Keryl
Tory Kittles ... Justice
Terrence Howard ... Bama
Ashley Walters ... Antwan
Marc John Jefferies ... Young Marcus
Viola Davis ... Grandma
Sullivan Walker Sullivan Walker ... Grandpa
Serena Reeder ... Katrina
Bill Duke ... Levar
Mpho Koaho ... Junebug
Russell Hornsby ... Odell
Joseph Pierre Joseph Pierre ... Uncle Deuce
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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Inside Every Man Is The Power To Choose. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hustler's Ambition See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,020,807, 13 November 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,981,850, 29 January 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,000,000, 31 December 2006
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bono introduced Jim Sheridan to 50 Cent because Sheridan expressed a desire to meet and work with 50. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when they riding to the check cashing place, Marcus is in the front passenger seat. When they showed the same scene the second time, he is sitting in the back seat. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I'm a gangsta grandpa and I'm proud of it.
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Soundtracks

Fake Love
by Marvin Bernard, Kareem Denis & Roy Ayers
Performed by Tony Yayo
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
Written & Performed by Roy Ayers
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The plot is unoriginal and very predictable
8 November 2005 | by Movieguy_blogs_comSee all my reviews

In 'Get Rich or Die Trying' Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson plays Marcus, a drug dealer from the street who wants to get out of the thug-life and be a rap star. This movie is supposed to be about 50 Cent and his true-life struggle to be a success.

This film was good in that it seemed to parallel the life of 50 Cent. From what I know, it is fairly accurate to a lot of what he went through. My problem is that this plot has been done and redone. A story about a poor ghetto kid trying to be heard, clean up his life and make it as a rapper. Have we not seen this before ('8 Mile', 'Hustle and Flow', etc.)? Do not get me wrong, this is a good movie in its own right. However, the plot is unoriginal and very predictable; even if it is true to life. I would only recommend this to big 50 Cent fans or someone who has not seen '8 Mile' or 'Hustle and Flow'.


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