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Dope (2015)

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Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writer:

Rick Famuyiwa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
ASAP Rocky ... Dom (as A$ap Rocky)
Blake Anderson ... Will Sherwood
Bruce Beatty ... Mr. Bailey
De'aundre Bonds ... Stacey
Julian Brand ... Mario
Quincy Brown ... Jaleel
Kiersey Clemons ... Diggy
Kimberly Elise ... Lisa Hayes
Rick Fox ... Councilman Blackmon
Christopher Glenn Christopher Glenn ... Crip 1
Ricky Harris ... Tannehill James
Chanel Iman ... Lily
Wyking Jones Wyking Jones ... SAT Proctor
Amin Joseph ... The Voice
Kap G Kap G ... Fidel X
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Storyline

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

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Taglines:

It's hard out here for a geek.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Droga See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,100,010, 21 June 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,474,107, 13 September 2015
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the office scene, the framed picture that Malcom sees Dom in is a picture of the Iron Man 2 (2010). See more »

Goofs

While the camera focuses on Malcolm talking to Lily in the hallway of her father's house, the cinematographer is reflected in a framed picture on the wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Malcolm: Soon the world is only going to buy and sell products using bitcoins.
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Connections

References The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Bring Me Down
Written and Produced by Pharrell Williams
Performed by Awreeoh
Courtesy of i am OTHER
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The Vidiot Reviews....
16 October 2015 | by capone666See all my reviews

Dope

In the 1990s, all you had to do to get the latest fashion trends was shoot the person wearing the clothes you wanted.

Unfortunately, as this dramedy confirms, nowadays you have to actually purchase your Air Jordans.

When a local pusher (A$AP Rocky) asks him for a favor, '90s rap aficionado Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends (Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons) find themselves sitting on a backpack of MDMA belonging to a Harvard alumnus (Roger Guenveur Smith).

Although Malcolm agrees to sell the powdered Molly for the cultured kingpin, in exchange, he wants to be accepted into the Ivy League university.

A satirical commentary on the limited career choices for African American males, Dope is a smart and stylish coming-of-age anecdote with notable cameos, an imposing soundtrack, and a charismatic young lead, that never feels preachy or accusatory.

Incidentally, you only have to sell inhalants to get accepted into Yale.

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