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Get Rich or Die Tryin'
     

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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Director: Jim Sheridan,

Cast: Curtis Jackson, Viola Davis, Joy Bryant

 

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Hip-hop star 50 Cent makes his movie debut in this hard-edged urban drama inspired by the rapper's own life. Marcus (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, aka 50 Cent) grew up in a tough New York neighborhood and was left to fend for himself after the death of his mother when he was a kid. Marcus fell in with a powerful crime boss (Bill Duke) who gave him an opportunity to make a

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Hip-hop star 50 Cent makes his movie debut in this hard-edged urban drama inspired by the rapper's own life. Marcus (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, aka 50 Cent) grew up in a tough New York neighborhood and was left to fend for himself after the death of his mother when he was a kid. Marcus fell in with a powerful crime boss (Bill Duke) who gave him an opportunity to make a good living -- by selling drugs. While Marcus has misgivings about his life of crime and has an interest in expressing himself as a rap artist, his success as a dealer makes it hard for him to get away from the life. However, when a heist goes wrong and Marcus is shot several times, he has a change of heart and decides to leave his old life behind. He begins pursuing his dream of making it in music, and with the support of his girlfriend (Joy Bryant) he begins recording a demo tape. Marcus' new songs are inspired by the gritty realities of his old life on the street, but just as it looks like he might be able to land a record deal, he discovers that some of his old business associates aren't too happy about Marcus telling folks about their actions. Get Rich or Die Tryin' was directed by Jim Sheridan, best known for his tough but atmospheric stories of life in Ireland (In The Name of the Father, My Left Foot).

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2017
UPC:
0032429257000
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Paramount
Sales rank:
22,522

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Curtis Jackson Marcus
Viola Davis Grandma
Joy Bryant Charlene
Marc John Jefferies Young Marcus
Leon Slim
Sullivan Walker Grandpa
Russell Hornsby Odell
Serena Reeder Katrina
Mpho Koaho Junebug
Terrence Howard Bama
Bill Duke Levar
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Majestic
Omar Benson Miller Keryl
Tory Kittles Justice
Ashley Walters Antwan

Technical Credits
Jim Sheridan Director,Producer
Renata Adamidov Associate Producer
Roger Barton Editor
Conrad Buff Editor
Joe Camp Asst. Director
Bruce Carwardine Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Davenport Art Director
Dr. Dre Producer
Eminem Producer
David Fremlin Set Decoration/Design
Gavin Friday Score Composer
David Gale Executive Producer
Mark Geraghty Production Designer
John Houlihan Musical Direction/Supervision
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Gene Kirkwood Executive Producer
Arthur Lappin Executive Producer
Chris Lighty Producer
Daniel Lupi Executive Producer
Stuart Parr Executive Producer
Heather Parry Co-producer
Paul Rosenberg Producer
Declan Quinn Cinematographer
Maurice Seezer Score Composer
Van Toffler Executive Producer
Terence Winter Screenwriter
Sha Money XL Musical Direction/Supervision

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
50 cent is on his way of becoming a great actor.He is just phenominal in this movie.I would recommend that you buy this DVD...its worth all your money! You wont be disappointed if you by this DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was going to be one of those movies where an artist couldn't act but 50 cent really pulled it off. This movie was excellent! It is definitely worth buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was good. 50 Cent did a wonderful job. I loved it. Watched it like five times in a row. It was sad how his mom's died, and how that boy turned on him. Jim Sheridan is a great man.