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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.

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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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At the end of the day, what will you hang on to? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Terence Winter was very unhappy with the movie, claiming his screenplay is not the one that ended up on screen. See more »

Goofs

When Marcus gets his Mercedes Benz S500, he starts playing his Window Shopper song. He was listening to his demo tape, driving to a meeting with a producer that was going to listen to his demo. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: Show no love. Love will get you killed.
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Connections

Referenced in The Sopranos: Kaisha (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hustler's Ambition
by 50 Cent, Brian Hughes & Frankie Beverly
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by B-Money "B$" for JR's Son Music & Money Management
Contains elements of "I Need You"
by Frankie Beverly
Performed by Frankie Beverly and Maze
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Horrenous, keeping this lifestyle alive.
14 November 2005 | by tomduoSee all my reviews

This movie is horrendous. The terrific directing cannot separate the fact that this movie is perhaps one of the worst 'I sell records, why not make an album?' movies ever. He cannot act, sounds like he is reading his lines from a textbook, and his feelings range from dumb to ohmygod! The visual style of this movie acts, and the whole film seems like a horrible stereotype developed by racists (of all colors) who see inner city blacks as nothing but criminals. It is a shame that nice movies set to an African American theme flop, but movies that showcase the worst in society that affect kids do so well.

If you act like a criminal, you will be rich. Nice.


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