• Publication date: March 15, 2011

A Thug Struggles To Live His Dreams Get Rich Or Die Tryin: Forced To Be A Gangster

Get Rich or Die Tryin is a semi-autobiographical crime drama loosely based on the life experiences of hip-hop rap artist 50 Cent.

Marcus has always known that he was going to be a rapper, but his dreams get drastically sidelined when his mother is murdered. Orphaned, he turns to hustling and dealing drugs as a means to pay the rent.

Get Rich or Die Tryin is a semi-autobiographical crime drama loosely based on the life experiences of hip-hop rap artist 50 Cent.

Marcus has always known that he was going to be a rapper, but his dreams get drastically sidelined when his mother is murdered. Orphaned, he turns to hustling and dealing drugs as a means to pay the rent.

As the days go by working for New York crime boss, Majestic, Marcus finds his work transforming into a gang banger lifestyle. With his world spinning out of control Marcus� only refuge is the willingness of paper to accept the words he must let out in order to maintain some sense of sanity.

Marcus endures this life for years, until a tragic event forces him to have to make the most important decision of his life.

Terrence Howard received 3 awards for his breakthrough performance in the film and the film received an IFTA award for Best Production Design.

This movie is rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity.

Year: 2005

Runtime: 117 mins

Genre: Biography/ Drama

Starring:

Curtis �50 Cent� Jackson

Terrence Howard

Joy Bryant

Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje

Bill Durke

Ashley Walters

Directed by: Jim Sheridan