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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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Straight Outta Compton is a movie starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell. 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 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
Joshua Brockington ... Young Warren G
... Warren G
... Snoop (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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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 »


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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

Jerry Heller described how he viewed Eazy-E's 'thug' persona as "self-forged armor" in his book, "Ruthless: A Memoir". Heller's description of Compton, where Eazy-E and the other NWA group members lived, was that, "No one survived on the streets without a protective mask. No one survived naked. You had to have a role. You had to be 'thug', 'playa', 'athlete', 'gangsta', or 'dope man'. Otherwise, there was only one role left to you. 'Victim.'" See more »

Goofs

M.C. Ren is portrayed as a founding member of NWA. In fact, he joined after the release of Boyz n the Hood. See more »

Quotes

Eazy-E: [monologue plays of Cube recording "The Nigga Ya Love To Hate" off his hit record, "AmeriKKKas' Most Wanted" and Dre nodding his head to it as he drives into Eazy's Wild n' Wet Party]
[concerned]
Eazy-E: You know Cube's record is in the Top 20 Billboard right now? Our shit never been up there. He blowin the fuck up, Jerry.
Jerry Heller: It's gonna be fine, Eric. It's not just N.W.A anymore, it's our whole Ruthless roster. We got D.O.C., we got Michel'le, we got Above The Law, we're moving up to the next level. You ...
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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: Welven Da Great (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Another Day
Written by Game (as Jayceon Terrell), Stat Quo, Asia Bryant
Performed by Game (as The Game) feat. Asia Bryant (as Asia)
Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Fang Jai Viangjan"
Written and Performed by Thepporn Petchubon
Courtesy of Soundway Records Ltd/Kartel Music Ltd
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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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