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Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 4.2/10 (21,944 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Jim Sheridan

Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.


50 Cent


(as Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson)

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Joy Bryant


Omar Benson Miller


Tory Kittles


Terrence Howard


Ashley Walters


Marc John Jefferies

Young Marcus

Viola Davis


Sullivan Walker


Serena Reeder


Bill Duke


Mpho Koaho


Russell Hornsby


Joseph Pierre

Uncle Deuce

At the end of the day, what will you hang on to?


Official Website:
Paramount Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 9 November 2005

Filming Locations: Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


Opening Weekend: $12,020,807
(13 November 2005)
(1652 Screens)

Gross: $30,981,850
(29 January 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Samuel L. Jackson was offered the role of Levar but turned it down. He told an interviewer that while he liked 50's music, he did not feel that 50 Cent earned the right to star in a film by Jim Sheridan. However, Jackson later co-starred with 50 in
Home of the Brave.


When young Marcus is about to "protect" his mom when she's confronting the drug dealer who's working her corner, Marcus' weapon was a club, that particular club didn't come out until the early '90s.


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User Review

Another Petty Nihilist Hits the Jackpot

Rating: 1/10

50 Cent is decidedly no mere circus performer; unlike him, circus
performers possess real talent. Yet, while his musical talent is
certainly nil, it would be a mistake to argue that he therefore
altogether lacks talent. In fact, 50 – very much like the legions of
other gangster rappers – possesses great talent: the talent of a
virtuoso con artist. 50 is banking on a pandemic of cataclysmically
cheapened tastes – in other words, on the very aesthetic decline that
made these other blissfully unconscious con artists rich. This
extraordinary, innate ability to identify and exploit today's mass
degeneration of taste is a truly supreme talent – a talent reaching to
the very depths of cynicism. 50's nihilistic celebration of the
meaningless and absurd is, of course, very "postmodern," very
fashionable. As such we'll doubtless continue to skip and whistle our
way to oblivion. Yes, 50 Cent is a joke. Unfortunately, the joke is on

As for this "film", I for one believe that if something's not worth
doing, it's not worth doing well. So just as it's impossible for me to
get excited over a spectacular tattoo, a gold chain, or the latest
cutting-edge developments in nose-piercing technology, I have trouble
taking seriously anything having to do with 50 cent. He is a thug, a
petty nihilist, and a symptom of cultural decline. Nothing more.

I am a black man, and 50 Cent in no way represents me or anyone I know.
I think it's shameful the way he's plastered up all over town. What he
represents is the worst that our culture has to offer.