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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (9-Nov-2005)

Director: Jim Sheridan

Writer: Terence Winter

Keywords: Drama

Semi-autobiographical film tells the tale of an impoverished rapper's rise to stardom.

Marcus, a talented young man with a distinct knack for spinning stories, shifts gears from dreams of becoming a rapper to drug dealing after his mother -- also a dealer -- is murdered. Unwilling to let his dream drift away, Marcus brings his focus back to rapping with the same sort of hustle-or-die intensity he learned from dealing, ultimately forced to set himself straight and focus on the important things in his life after an enemy guns him down outside of his home. Inspired by 8 Mile, Get Rich or Die Tryin' is the semi-autobiographical story of rapper 50 Cent's rise to fame, though it was not as critically nor commercially successful as the film it sought to emulate.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
22-Aug-1967   Adebisi in Oz
Joy Bryant
19-Oct-1976   Get Rich or Die Tryin'
50 Cent
6-Jul-1975   Wanksta, P.I.M.P.
Viola Davis
11-Aug-1965   Nurse Peeler on City of Angels
Bill Duke
26-Feb-1943   Sister Act 2
Terrence Howard
11-Mar-1969   Hustle & Flow
Arnold Pinnock
10-Dec-1967   George Ryder on The Listener
Leon Robinson
8-Mar-1962   Cool Runnings


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