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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 »


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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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50 Cent watched all of Jim Sheridan's films to prepare for his role. His personal favorite was The Boxer (1997). 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: Show no love. Love will get you killed.
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Connections

Referenced in BBQ Pool Party (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Uncle Deuce's Rap
by Scott "DJ Rectangle" Kluesner, Joseph Pierre and Jim Sheridan
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Not the greatest movie of all time, but worth seeing
13 November 2005 | by bcphilliSee all my reviews

The criticism of this film reminds me of that received for Jarhead. People said Jarhead was not a war movie, and the Get Rich or Die Trying had to little to do with rap. My question is, why doesn't this make it a bad film? And to make one last comparison, this film way out did anything 8 Mile attempted (much more of a social critique).

The strength in this film is derived from it's black and white presentation of the "dope game" and how for fifty it was either sleep in a cellar, or buy a Mercedes. Sheridan did a good depiction of how selling drugs is an easy escape, a way to make you feel like a man. The best and most powerful scene in this film is when someone slips a razor blade in his solitary cell in order for him to kill himself. He remarks, "I thought about it". I also enjoyed the non-romanticized violence, and how the drug game was not altogether glorified.

The downfall of this film is it's over dramatized scenes, and it may be a little to long, however, a good critique of Black Urban society, and well worth your 8 dollars.


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