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Year: 2005
USA: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Terrence Howard, Joy Bryant, Bill Duke, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Viola Davis, Tory Kittles, Marc John Jefferies, Ashley Walters, Serena Reeder, Walter Alza, Sullivan Walker, Mpho Koaho, Russell Hornsby, Joseph Pierre, Ryan Allen, Vanessa Madden, Zainab Musa, Brendan Jeffers, Anastasia Hill, Shawn Singleton, Tchas 'Toni Goodridge, Leon, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Lenno Britos, Paulino Nunes, Arnold Pinnock, Steve Cruz, Frank Pellegrino, Bubba, Walter Alza, Jer O'Leary, Jorge Berrio, Pedro Miguel Arce, Mercedez De Castro, Martha Chaves, Pedro Salvin, Beatriz Pizano, Arlene Duncan, Charles Anthony Burks, Roland Rothchild, Brian Paul, Curtis 'Ejyp' Johnson, George Randolph, Conrad Bergschneider, Tommy Chang, Vivian Lee, David Collins, Ethan James Duff, Malik Barnhardt, Michael Miller, Don Ritchie, Jean Daigle, Steve Prempeh
Director: Jim Sheridan
Country: USA
USA: 117 mins
UK: 114 mins
USA Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, language and drug use
USA Release Date: 9 November 2005
UK Release Date: 20 January 2005

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, one of the biggest and most popular stars in hip-hop, is the charismatic driving force behind GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN', a hard-hitting drama directed by six-time Oscar® nominee Jim Sheridan about an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be.

In this drama enriched by parallels to Jackson's own life, 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. Only his grandmother (Viola Davis), girlfriend Charlene (Joy Bryant), and violent-but-loyal friend Bama (Terrence Howard) keep him grounded as his world spirals out of control. As Marcus applies the same manic intensity to his writing as he does to dealing, he finds that writing down his words helps him to stay sane. For years, he endures this living hell until a tragedy that nearly kills him forces Marcus to change his life.

Paramount Pictures presents an Interscope/Shady/Aftermath and MTV Films production of a Jim Sheridan film starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Directed by Jim Sheridan from a screenplay written by Terence Winter.

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