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Get Rich or Die Tryin' Details

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Hip-hop star [[Performer~P359225~50 Cent~50cent]] makes his movie debut in this hard-edged urban drama inspired by the rapper's own life. Marcus (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, aka [[Performer~P359225~50 Cent~50cent]]) 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 ([[Performer~P20455~Bill Duke~billduke]]) 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 ([[Performer~P340181~Joy Bryant~joybryant]]) 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 [[Performer~P111165~Jim Sheridan~jimsheridan]], best known for his tough but atmospheric stories of life in Ireland ([[Feature~V123216~In The Name of the Father~inthenameofthefather]], [[Feature~V34071~My Left Foot~myleftfoot]]). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 9, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Terrence Howard Breakthrough Performance by an Actor 2005 Winner

Cast

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

Crew

Jim Sheridan
Director
Jim Sheridan
Producer
Jimmy Iovine
Producer
Eminem
Producer
Paul Rosenberg
Producer
Dr. Dre
Producer
Chris Lighty
Producer
Terence Winter
Screenwriter
Declan Quinn
Cinematographer
Gavin Friday
Composer (Music Score)
Quincy Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Sha Money XL
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Houlihan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Seezer
Composer (Music Score)
Roger Barton
Editor
Conrad Buff
Editor
Mark Geraghty
Production Designer
Dennis Davenport
Art Director
Heather Parry
Co-producer
Renata Adamidov
Associate Producer
Stuart Parr
Executive Producer
Van Toffler
Executive Producer
Arthur Lappin
Executive Producer
Gene Kirkwood
Executive Producer
Daniel Lupi
Executive Producer
David Gale
Executive Producer
David Fremlin
Set Designer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Costume Designer
Steven Essam
Set Decorator
Bruce Carwardine
Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Nye Heron
Second Unit Director
David Perrault
Second Unit Director Of Photography
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