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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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The rap group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Jonathan Herman (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Ice Cube
Corey Hawkins ... Dr. Dre
Jason Mitchell ... Eazy-E
Neil Brown Jr. ... DJ Yella
Aldis Hodge ... MC Ren
Marlon Yates Jr. ... D.O.C.
R. Marcos Taylor ... Suge Knight (as R. Marcus Taylor)
Carra Patterson ... Tomica
Alexandra Shipp ... Kim
Paul Giamatti ... Jerry Heller
Elena Goode ... Nicole
Keith Powers ... Tyree
Joshua Brockington ... Young Warren G
Sheldon A. Smith Sheldon A. Smith ... Warren G
LaKeith Stanfield ... Snoop (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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Storyline

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 Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...It don't stand for "Nice, White, and Accessible". See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On January 29, 2015, Marion 'Suge' Knight (Co-Founder of Death Row Records with Dr Dre) ran over Cle Sloan with his truck behind a burger joint in Compton, California. "Bone" worked as on-set security for Straight Outta Compton "Bone" survived the attack, but was left with severe injuries. See more »

Goofs

During the No Vaseline scene, the camera crane is vaguely reflected on Dr. Dre's Impala. See more »

Quotes

[N.W.A. kicks Felicia out of the party wearing nothing but underwear bottoms]
Ice Cube: Bye, Felicia!
[N.W.A. closes the door on her]
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Batman (1989) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Gangsta Gangsta
Written by William DeVaughn, Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson), Eazy-E (as Eric Wright), Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Ralph Middlebrooks, Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison), Norman Napier (as Norman Napier), Andrew Noland, Marvin Pierce, Gregory A. Webster (as Gregory Webster), Steve Arrington (as Steven Arrington), Charles Carter, Waung Hankerson, Roger Parker
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not real
23 March 2017 | by ktotas-1See all my reviews

How real is "Straight Outta Compton" when the movie totally omits the fact that Dr. Dre beat the hell out of his full-time/part-time girlfriend/singerMichel'le?

According to Michel'le in interviews and in her Lifetime movie, Dr Dre repeatedly physically abused her on an ongoing basis.

She was a significant presence in Dr. Dre's early years and yet no mention of her at all in the movie? She does not exist because representing her would make Dre look like the horrible person he is and not the glorified hood rat this movie portrays him as.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Outta Compton See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,200,180, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$161,197,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,634,991
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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