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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ice Cube
... Dr. Dre
... Eazy-E
... DJ Yella
... MC Ren
... D.O.C.
... Suge Knight (as R. Marcus Taylor)
... Tomica
... Kim
... Jerry Heller
... Nicole
... Tyree
... Young Warren G
... Warren G
... 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 group that defined a generation becomes a movie of our time. See more »


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

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14 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hai'sher mi'Compton  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Night club and studio runner Lonzo is Alonzo Williams, who along with Dr. Dre and DJ Yella were in the group World Class Wreckin' Cru, famous for the song "Turn Off The Lights" (featuring an early appearance of singer Michel'le) and for wearing lace gloves à la many 80s R&B acts. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Dre is shown shifting gears in the Ferrari Testarossa, the shifter is not from a Ferrari. The shifter on a Testarossa is much longer and thin with a ball-type knob. See more »

Quotes

Eazy-E: I liked 'Boyz 'n the Hood.'
Ice Cube: You called it an Afterschool Special.
Eazy-E: I like Afterschool Specials.
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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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Written by Jerry Calliste, Jr.
Performed by Hashim
Courtesy of Cutting Records, Inc.
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Urgh what a disgusting film!.
30 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am totally disenchanted that I wasted my time and money in seeing one of the most awful movie ever. Mean rappers who violate every law and live a meaningless life where every kind of sin is allowed . These gangsters are not peaceful rebels at all,but evil and aggressive rappers who respect no one and whose atrociousness and uncontrollable instincts made them more like beasts rather than human beings. The story of five horny sex slaves who seek pleasure in pornography and explicit sex. The music is absolutely lousy and noisy. Believe it or not :This is a disgusting movie. See this movie on your own responsibility.


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