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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.

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Dom (as A$ap Rocky)
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Will Sherwood
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Mr. Bailey
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Stacey
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Mario
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Jaleel
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Diggy
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Lisa Hayes
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Councilman Blackmon
Christopher Glenn ...
Crip 1
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Tannehill James
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Lily
Wyking Jones ...
SAT Proctor
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The Voice
Kap G ...
Fidel X
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Nakia
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Allen the Bouncer
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DEA Tech
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AJ's Receptionist
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Lance
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Malcolm
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Marta
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Jib
Simmie Sims ...
Test Taker
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Austin Jacoby
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Bug (as Keith Stanfield)
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Dom's Crew 1
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Young Malcolm (as Milton TJ Taylor)
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De'Andre
Casey Veggies ...
The Rapper
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The Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Student (uncredited)
Paul Archer ...
Shameiks-Stand In (uncredited)
Vanéx Favors ...
Student (uncredited)
Michael Flores ...
Short Order Cook (uncredited)
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Stick Up Man #4 (uncredited)
Vahan Margaryan ...
Gangster (uncredited)
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Stick Up Man #2 (uncredited)
Nino Nava ...
Student (uncredited)
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Bar Parton (uncredited)
Jevin Smith ...
Mr. Bailey - Telephone Call (uncredited)
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The Driver (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Fidel's Crew 1 (uncredited)
Tiffany Williams ...
Wytony's Mom (uncredited)
Jonny Yoku ...
Party Goer! (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rick Famuyiwa

Written by

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Rick Famuyiwa ... (written by)

Produced by

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Nina Yang Bongiovi ... producer
Erica Brady ... associate producer
Michael Y. Chow ... executive producer
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... co-executive producer (as Sean Combs)
Rick Famuyiwa ... executive producer
David Grace ... line producer
David Lonner ... executive producer
Mimi Valdes ... co-producer
Caron Veazey ... co-producer
Forest Whitaker ... producer
Pharrell Williams ... executive producer

Music by

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Germaine Franco ... (original score by)

Cinematography by

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Rachel Morrison

Film Editing by

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Lee Haugen

Editorial Department

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Chris Armstrong ... mastering
James Brill ... digital intermediate conform artist
Jessica Clarke ... digital intermediate producer (as Jessica G. Clarke)
James Cotten ... digital intermediate executive producer
Oona Flaherty ... assistant editor
David E. Franks ... digital intermediate colorist
Andrew Hegele ... trailer editor
Lee Hultman ... digital intermediate conform artist
Leandro Marini ... digital intermediate supervising colorist
Matteo Saradini ... colorist: mastering
Jason F. Voss ... first assistant editor (as Jason Voss)
Karen Mayeda Vranek ... post-production supervision
Andrew J. Wahlquist ... digital intermediate technologist

Casting By

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Kim Coleman

Production Design by

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Scott Falconer

Art Direction by

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Lawson Brown

Set Decoration by

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Christine Eyer

Costume Design by

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Patrik Milani

Makeup Department

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Petrice Bankhead ... makeup department head
Martha Callender ... key makeup artist
Sharon Simon ... makeup artist
Tinka White ... department head hair stylist / wig designer and maker

Production Management

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Jaclyn Lelea ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Athena Alexander ... second assistant director
Elion Olson ... second assistant director
Tony Steinberg ... first assistant director
Larnell Stovall ... second unit director
Phill Zagajewski ... second unit director
Lisa Zugschwerdt ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Sean De Veaux ... assistant property master (as Sean Deveaux)
Brandon Fox ... set dresser
Madelaine Frezza ... buyer
Kristen Granados ... on set dresser
Frances Lynn Hernandez ... art department assistant
Josh Kanan ... leadman
Ithaka Darin Pappas ... title photographs
Gabriela Peñúñuri ... art department assistant
Sarah Taub ... set dresser
Shane Valentine ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer
Mary Jo Devenney ... sound mixer
Kevin Froines ... re-recording mix technician
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Chase Keehn ... sound editor
Vicki Lemar ... adr mixer
Craig Mann ... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer
Andrew Orkin ... adr recordist
Keith Sasser ... sound utility
Laura Wiest ... re-recording mixer
Ace Williams ... boom operator
Antony Zeller ... foley editor / foley mixer

Special Effects by

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Sam Dean ... special effects
Larry Fioritto ... special effects supervisor
Steve Newquist ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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George Bellias ... visual effects producer
James Cotten ... executive effects producer
Stevan Del George ... visual effects supervisor
Ian Douglass ... digital artist
Samantha Holman ... digital intermediate controller
Patrick Lomantini ... visual effects artist
Worth Bjorn Walters ... vfx supervisor

Stunts

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Daniel Graham ... stunts
Emmanuel Manzanares ... stunts
Jeremy Marinas ... stunts
Angela Meryl ... stunt double: Kimberly Elise
Crystal Michelle ... stunt double: Chanel Iman
Cale Schultz ... stunts
Larnell Stovall ... stunt coordinator
Cj Stuart ... stunt driver
Aaron Toney ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Androvich ... lighting console programmer
Andrew Dumas ... first assistant camera
Zak Ettlinger ... electrician
Greg Flores ... key grip
Walker Forshee ... electrician
Wayne A. Goring ... first assistant camera (as Wayne Goring)
Jeremy Grant ... lighting technician
Abby Linne ... camera operator
Richard Lopez ... Bestboy Grip
David Moir ... still photographer
Lawrence Montemayor ... additional first assistant camera: "b" camera
Blaine Munro ... lighting technician
Rand Paulin ... digital imagining technician
Anthony Ryan ... grip
Joseph Segura ... b camera: first assistant
Seaton Trotter ... camera utility
Dale Vance Jr. ... camera operator: "b" camera (Steadicam)
Kyle Warmack ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Vanessa Toll ... casting assistant
Debe Waisman ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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James David Leal ... set costumer
Benny Lumpkins Jr. ... on set costumer
Christine Nguyen ... costume assistant
Maggie Ramos ... set costumer
Jeri Thompson ... costume supervisor
Mary Walbridge ... costume supervisor
Tina Zepeda ... additional key costumer

Location Management

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Kristin Dewey ... location manager
Michael Zamboni ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Victor Chaga ... composer: additional music
Gerry Gershman ... music consultant
Steven Kofsky ... music production services
Jon Monroe ... score technical engineer
Paul Mounsey ... composer: additional music
Rob Roots ... musician
Batu Sener ... score production coordinator
Matt Shelton ... music editor
Robin Urdang ... music consultant
Mimi Valdes ... music supervisor
Alvin Wee ... score mixer
Alex Lam ... score technical advisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Gary Jackson ... transportation
Kim Magruder ... transportation captain
Eric Miller ... driver

Other crew

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Sherif Alabede ... assistant: mr. famuyiwa
Renetta G. Amador ... script supervisor
Chris Bailey ... assistant: Nina Yang Bongiovi
Kiarash Behain ... Social Media Consultant
André Devantier ... caterer
Colin Flaherty ... key set production assistant
Richard Hagerty ... assistant production coordinator
Haley Hoffman ... production assistant
Wendy Kutzner ... production coordinator
Roger Moran ... post production: Open Road Films
Sandy Sfeir ... production accountant
Mike Tristano ... master armorer
John Trujillo ... layout board: on-set
Clay Van Sickle ... armorer
Iulia Vecerdea ... production assistant
Tom Woosley ... 1st assistant accountant

Thanks

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Chris Achzet ... the producers would like to thank
Wayne Barrow ... the producers would like to thank
Greg Brown ... the producers would like to thank
Joe Carlone ... the producers would like to thank
Jim Covington ... very special thanks
Jerry Edouard ... the producers would like to thank
Simon Faber ... the producers would like to thank
Gary Falco ... the producers would like to thank
Jonathan Gardner ... special thanks
Phi Hollinger ... the producers would like to thank
Paul Humble ... the producers would like to thank
David Iwane ... the producers would like to thank
Ken Johnson ... the producers would like to thank
Matt Johnson ... the producers would like to thank
Omar Johnson ... the producers would like to thank
Doug Kent ... the producers would like to thank
Bill King ... very special thanks
Charles King ... the producers would like to thank
Steven Kofsky ... the producers would like to thank
Mike Larson ... the producers would like to thank
Joe Leineberg ... the producers would like to thank
Antonia Limas ... the producers would like to thank
George Lois ... the producers would like to thank
Cynthia Lu ... the producers would like to thank
Harry I. Martin Jr. ... very special thanks
Jemal McNeil ... special thanks
Chris Mendoza ... in memory of
Linda Montana ... the producers would like to thank
Dylan Newhouse ... the producers would like to thank
Holden Newhouse ... the producers would like to thank
Jimmy Palmiotti ... the producers would like to thank
Hunter Patrick ... the producers would like to thank
John Patrick ... the producers would like to thank
Mark Pitts ... the producers would like to thank
Christy Redd ... the producers would like to thank
Brian Reed ... the producers would like to thank
Robert Rosenberg ... the producers would like to thank
Greg Selkoe ... the producers would like to thank
Rob Shanahan ... the producers would like to thank
Michael K. Shen ... very special thanks
Andrew L. Siegfried ... very special thanks
Sara Newkirk Simon ... the producers would like to thank
Brad Slater ... the producers would like to thank
Sarah Snedeker ... special thanks
Jonathan Taylor ... the producers would like to thank
Tim Toppings ... the producers would like to thank
Bon Tweedle ... special thanks: Product Placement / the producers would like to thank (as Chebon Wehba)
Jennifer Wakefield ... special thanks
Eric D. Wang ... very special thanks
Rex Wong ... very special thanks
Matthew Zaremba ... the producers would like to thank
Hans Zimmer ... the producers would like to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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.

Plot Keywords
Taglines It's hard out here for a geek. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Matroš (Czech Republic)
  • Git (Poland)
  • O Caloiro da Droga (Portugal)
  • Наркотик (Ukraine)
  • Dope: Um Deslize Perigoso (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,100,010, 21 Jun 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia ASAP Rocky (aka A$ap Rocky) auditioned and was cast in the movie as Dom after helping then-girlfriend Chanel Iman run her lines. See more »
Goofs When the film shows us Tony Johnson, who was killed accidentally in a shooting at a fast food restaurant, he is playing a Game Boy, and the narrator tells us he was "seconds away from defeating Ganon" who is the recurring antagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. However, the only Legend of Zelda game available on the original Game Boy was Link's Awakening, which does not feature Ganon. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Sheen/Kiersey Clemons/Houndmouth (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Hip Hip Hooray See more »
Quotes Austin Jacoby: If you order a Rick Ross or Macklemore CD...
Malcolm: I would not order a Macklemore CD. That wouldn't happen.
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