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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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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

The actors re-recorded NWA's entire Straight Outta Compton album (with producer Harvey Mason Jr.) to help them get into character. See more »

Goofs

While NWA is performing onstage on their tour, the stage lights located in the upright trussing onstage have LED PAR stage lights inside of the truss. LED PAR stage lighting was not used until after 2005. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Heller: [Ice Cube enters a dimly lit room] Good to see you, Cube
Ice Cube: I can barely see you, Jerry. What's with all the Godfather shit?
Jerry Heller: [chuckles] Okay. I know that you've been very eager to sign a contract with Eric's company, Ruthless Records
[hands Cube the contract]
Ice Cube: Eric's company... ain't it your company, too?
Jerry Heller: That's incorrect. It's not my company. I work for you.
Ice Cube: You work for me?
Jerry Heller: Uh-huh. I've made that clear from the beginning
Ice Cube: All right, cool. So I can take this to a lawyer or something, right?
Jerry Heller: Cube, ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Red Wine
Written and Performed by Martin Santiago
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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A bad adult movie with corrupt men.
15 August 2015 | by aramanaSee all my reviews

This movie tells the story of 5 corrupt musicians who live a depraved life and are happy about it!. This bad biography film is about the life of the Rap group NWA. The story basically follows the life of Eazy-E, Dr Dre, and Ice Cube.

The film is so boring and have a slow pace . The women nudity and the hardcore could please horny men for a temporary period of time.

After seeing the movie I was really disappointed because I did not see any drama in it and the boredom in it really kills and sucks so bad.

Sadly this is a bad adult movie with corrupt men that I advise you to avoid.


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