Get Rich or Die Tryin' [DVD] [2005]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Synopsis


Get Rich or Die Tryin'
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). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Leon
    Leon - Slim
  • Sullivan Walker
    Sullivan Walker - Grandpa
  • Russell Hornsby
    Russell Hornsby - Odell
  • Serena Reeder
    Serena Reeder - Katrina
  • Mpho Koaho
    Mpho Koaho - Junebug



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

84%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very good movie for a life story

    Posted
    touchmadness
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    I had seen the movie before, I bought this dvd to have a wide range of selections for my dvd collection. Even though Im building it or Blu-ray this is still a must have movie. Overall it left a lot questions unanswered. You cant expect to get the whole story but it could of had an behind the scenes or "21 questions" (song title of 50's) type of interview on some missed points, or outtakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wanna be Gangster, and Not An Actor

    Posted
    Layz

    Two hours of a movie that could have been summed up in a two minute video. Curtis needs to stick to rappin', but lately he hasn't been doing a good job at that either. Well have fun at the energy drink thing, because as a rapper and actor its gonna take up alot of energy...I know that was corny

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple

    Posted
    Iknowalot

    I love this movie. The acting really isn't great but why should it be? 50 is a rapper not an actor. The movie is a great gangster rags to riches story that any middle class kid from the suburbs can relate to!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pain and Joy

    Posted
    Swazi88

    Get Rich or die trying is loosely based on 50 Cents' life so far. This movie can be eye opening. This movie shows what so many young people have to go threw. Its packed with pain history and the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    Posted
    GeorgeE

    This is a really good movie it shows how hard peoples lives can be if you don't grow up in the right way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!!!

    Posted
    some1
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    I wanted this movie in bluray but it only comes in dvd.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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