In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.Written by
During the introductory "Universal" globe shot, the female police dispatcher saying "boulevard (garbled transmission) building is next to the location, suspects seen climbing out of both windows" is the same sample used for the intro to the song "Pigs" by Cypress Hill, another Los Angeles Rap group. See more »
The opening scene is set in 1986, and Eazy-E is seen wearing the black and white Chicago White Sox hat. However the White Sox did not adopt that logo until 1991. See more »
[NWA arrives back in L.A from the tour, Dre & Cube get off the bus]
So Cube, we gonna keep this momentum going or what?
Nah, not like this. I'd rather be broke than to get fucked. I told you not to sign that shit, Dre.
Nigga, I got bills to pay. And you know that! Plus you know I gotta money in my mom's hand from when Tyree passed.
Yeah, I feel you. We gotta do what we gotta do. You they bread and butter, they're gonna take care of you.
Cube, we ruthless.
[looks at Eazy and Jerry]
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The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »
Flava In Ya Ear
Written by Craig Mack, Easy Mo Bee (as Osten Harvey)
Performed by Craig Mack
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing See more »
Ignore all the 1-star reviews because the people posting them are total losers. You can tell by their vapid criticisms. Too graphic, gimme a break. Semi-pornographic, really? There were a few scenes with nudity, far from gratuitous unless you consider all nudity gratuitous. As for violence, there was barely any hard-core violence, certainly not enough to distract from the main storyline.
Quite simply, if you loved the music, you'll love the movie. Solid acting and solid script. I'm not sure how historically accurate it is, but that's beside the point. It's a movie, not a documentary.
To those who continue to spout their bile about this film, get a life. No one cares about your pathetic moralizing and thinly veiled racism.
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