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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

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Suge Knight (as R. Marcus Taylor)
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Snoop (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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Storyline

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Written by Universal Pictures

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The group that defined a generation becomes a movie of our time. See more »


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Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hai'sher mi'Compton  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,100,000 (USA) (16 August 2015)

Gross:

$161,197,785 (USA)
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Trivia

A lot of the dialogue in the trailer is from the director's cut and didn't make it into the theatrical, including "you can't bring that [Eazy-E's AK-47] on a bus!" In the director's cut, Eazy-E brought his guns onto the bus because they were going to Southern states such as Tennessee and he was cautious. See more »

Goofs

The cover of "Straight Outta Compton" is shown with a "Parental Advisory - Explicit Content" label in a 1980s news segment. This variation of the advisory label was not used until the mid 1990s, and the original releases of the album had a much smaller advisory label. See more »

Quotes

Ice Cube: [Upset that Bryan hasn't paid him his money] You should've kept your word, Bryan.
[Smashes up Bryan's office]
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Crazy Credits

The only opening credits are graffiti writings of the main characters and their actors. See more »


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Barking In Compton
Written and Performed by Becky Barksdale
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User Reviews

 
Horrible Movie!
6 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really tried to look at this movie with an open mind although this type of movie isn't really my cup of tea anyway so to speak. It was awful to say the least with no cohesive plot whatsoever! It glorified the worst aspects in our society and portrayed the "thug" lifestyle as somehow glamorous? It was directed with an obvious bias to regurgitate the same old stereotypes everyone already has but in a way that attempts, but fails, to put a positive spin on "Hip Hop" culture. Just not a good movie in any way, shape, or form. Do not go see! If you want to see a great movie with an African American cast that is uplifting and shows what is admirable about our great society then go see "War Room"!!


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