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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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The rap 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.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Jonathan Herman (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...It don't stand for "Nice, White, and Accessible". 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

Dr. Dre: [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?
Ice Cube: Nah, not like this. I'd rather be broke than to get fucked. I told you not to sign that shit, Dre.
Dr. 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.
Ice Cube: Yeah, I feel you. We gotta do what we gotta do. You they bread and butter, they're gonna take care of you.
Dr. Dre: Cube, we ruthless.
Ice Cube: WE N.W.A.
[looks at Eazy and Jerry]
Ice Cube: THEY ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The "Unrated Director's Cut" is 18 minutes longer than the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Jay
Written & Performed by Jamie Laboz
Courtesy of Fundamental Music
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User Reviews

 
Just Amazing. Doesn't matter if you are hiphop fan or not
28 August 2015 | by PaxtonMalloySee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Straight Outta 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:

$60,200,180, 16 August 2015

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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