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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 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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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

CRASH (Community.Resources.Against.Street.Hoodlums.) is briefly mentioned in the beginning of the film. The police program was made in the year 1979 to prevent gang violence and drug trade. But instead escalated rapidly in the 1980s. The group was dissolved in the year 2000 around March. See more »

Goofs

The group run outside when unrest breaks out in what is supposed to be Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The bridge and crown of the venue are obvious to SoCal natives as being that of the Los Angeles Sports Arena. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Heller: You can't come down here and harass my clients because they're black!
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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 Tosh.0: Tree Fall Kid (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Closer To Home (I'm Your Captain)
Written by Mark Farner
Performed by Grand Funk Railroad
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sorry this movie is a waste of money and time.
25 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of N.W.A and their music does not interest me. I have to admit that after seeing this movie I was overwhelmed with dismay. It is true that the media and the movie critics have been slanting the news to trap us into seeing this film.

Alas what a boring film!.

From the beginning to end,this documentary movie about five black rappers failed to impress me.

Off course this movie deserves a fair NC17 rating,but the explicit sex and the bad language did not offend me since I am an adult.

What I strongly hated about this movie is that it indirectly promotes racism and hatred against black people for in this movie are represented as ruthless and immoral rebels .

Sorry to tell you that (Straight Outta Compton) is a movie you should avoid if you do not want to waste your time and lose your money.


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