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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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The 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.

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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 ... 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

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The world's most dangerous times created the world's most dangerous group 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hai'sher mi'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:

$56,100,000, 16 August 2015, Wide Release

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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Trivia

O'Shea Jackson Jr. prepared for 2 years to portray the role of his father, partially because Ice Cube didn't want the appearance of nepotism in casting. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene is set in 1986 and Eazy-E is seen wearing the black & white Chicago White Sox hat. However the White Sox did not adopt that logo until 1991. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cube: [watching a crowd destroy their records] Ain't that some shit? Speak a little truth and people lose their minds.
Eazy-E: See, the truth is, they can do whatever they want with them. They bought them motherfuckers.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features xXx: State of the Union (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Love You Down
Written by Melvin Riley (as Melvin Riley, Jr.)
Performed by Ready for the World
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Too Many Offensive Words Profaning Jesus And Son Cursing His Own Father.
3 September 2015 | by lidobarotoSee all my reviews

{Straight Outta Compton }is a movie everyone must avoid.It has a lot of offensive words ( Profaning Jesus As mother fuc.er) by a blasphemous white man who often shouts in the face of his own dad and describes his own dad as a (mother fuc.er)!!!!. This film instead of teaching people how to respect others ,it has a destructive theme of corrupting the youth and speaks in favor of using random drugs . Parents Beware!. It has unnecessary violence especially against women. Feminists must beware of this movie. Furthermore,there is no single didactic theme in this movie except corrupting teens and instigating boys to rebel and torture their own beloved fathers. All I know is that peaceful rebels who want to get their rights should never ever resort to violence. Concerning the music,it is not my type.This movie's plot is weak. I could not find any suspense in this movie at all except boredom.


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