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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
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Live In Your Dreams Or Die In Someone Else's. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

50 Cent's acting debut. See more »

Goofs

When young Marcus is about to "protect" his mom when she's confronting the drug dealer who's working her corner, Marcus' weapon was a club, that particular club didn't come out until the early '90s. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I'm telling you, I'm big in the hood right now, I don't even remember my name. They callin' me handsome!
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Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Cleveland (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Life
by Jules Batiste, Stephen Batista, Azuré Wade & Barima Knight
Performed by Bleu Davinci featuring Azuré
Bleu Davinci performs courtesy of BMF Entertainment
Under license from June Street Entertainment
Azuré performs courtesy of Dreamstarr
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A great movie with bad reviews
12 November 2005 | by charkerSee all my reviews

Get rich or die trying is a good look at the inner city youth and the decisions they faced with. The raw gritty tale of a kid off the streets born into the drug trade is a good piece of cinema. The director does a good job showing this sector of our society. Curtis Jackson appears to be following the path of other rapper turned actor. This being Jackson first movie he does an exceptional job and expect even greater things from him in the future is chooses to continue movie role. The screen play has it's week points. Which I found unusually for the caliber of the writer. Overall it is worth the money. Don't wait for this to come to cable, see it now.


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