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
During the introductory "Universal" globe shot, the female police dispatcher saying "boulevard (garbled transmission) building is next to the location, suspects seen climbing out of both windows" is the same sample used for the intro to the song "Pigs" by Cypress Hill, another Los Angeles Rap group. See more »
[NWA arrives back in L.A from the tour, Dre & Cube get off the bus]
So Cube, we gonna keep this momentum going or what?
Nah, not like this. I'd rather be broke than to get fucked. I told you not to sign that shit, Dre.
Nigga, I got bills to pay. And you know that! Plus you know I gotta money in my mom's hand from when Tyree passed.
Yeah, I feel you. We gotta do what we gotta do. You they bread and butter, they're gonna take care of you.
Cube, we ruthless.
[looks at Eazy and Jerry]
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The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »
The "Unrated Director's Cut" is 18 minutes longer than the theatrical release. See more »
Just Amazing. Doesn't matter if you are hiphop fan or not
I try to make it quick this time. Watch this movie. It is easily one of the best I have seen in a long time and I was skeptical with all the praise it got beforehand. But it is well deserved. The three lead actors are amazing as well as the direction. Yes you see them "fight" the police but this is not a political film. This is a drama.
It is about friendship, about self-fulfillment, about creating something and about how greed destroys everything. It has been a long time that I sat in a movie theater and you could feel how much respect and love everybody in the audience has for this film. You don't need to love HipHop to enjoy this incredible movie.
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