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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

50 Cent talked Terrence Howard into doing his nude scene. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Marcus says "Crack meant money, money meant power, power meant war," a blue 1965 4 door Impala drives up to 3 guys standing on the side walk. when the scene switches to showing those guys being shot the car changes to a Blue 1964 4 door Impala. See more »

Quotes

Charlene: So what is it that you do?
Marcus: I'm a gangsta.
Charlene: No really what do you do?
Marcus: I'm a rapper.
Charlene: No Marcus, what do you really do?
Marcus: I'm a gangsta rapper.
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Connections

References Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Eeany Meany Miney Mo
by 50 Cent, Derrick Brown, Rafael Hernández (as Rafael Hernandez Marin) & Gene Nash
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by Vitamin D
Contains a sample of "Bump Me Baby"
by Rafael Hernandez Marin & Gene Nash
Performed by Bill Pursell and The Nashville Sweat Band Aides
Courtesy of Henstone Music, Inc.
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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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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

Gross USA:

$30,985,352

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,563,961
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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