Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  134 min.
Release Date: November 9, 2005
DVD: March 28, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 3.80
based on 1770 votes and 89 reviews
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Cast: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Terrence Howard, Joy Bryant, Bill Duke, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Viola Davis


Marcus (Jackson) has always known he was going to be a rapper, but when his mother is murdered, he turns to dealing -- hustling drugs pays the rent. As his world spirals out of control, he begins to apply the same manic intensity to his writing as he does to dealing; he has to write down his words to stay sane. For years, he endures this living hell until a tragedy that nearly kills him gets Marcus to change his life.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Paul Rosenberg, Jim Sheridan, Jimmy Iovine, Chris Lighty
Screenplay: Terence Winter
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  • 5 stars "Amazingly great"
  • 3 stars "surprisingly a good movie. 50 Cent can actually act. I was surprised how good he was. The movie has its plot-holes, but it was still entertaining."