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Straight Outta Compton

"The world's most dangerous times created the world's most dangerous group."

R 2015-08-11 Drama 2hr 27m

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.

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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.

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Cast

R. Marcos Taylor

R. Marcos Taylor

Suge Knight
Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Jerry Heller
Joshua Brockington

Joshua Brockington

Young Warren G.
Lisa Renee Pitts

Lisa Renee Pitts

Verna Griffin
Angela Elayne Gibbs

Angela Elayne Gibbs

Doris Jackson
Bruce Beatty

Bruce Beatty

Hosea Jackson
Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

Lonzo Williams
Tate Ellington

Tate Ellington

Bryan Turner
Andrew Borba

Andrew Borba

Journalist #1
Matt Corboy

Matt Corboy

Journalist #2
Larry Sullivan

Larry Sullivan

Journalist #3
Deborah Lacey

Deborah Lacey

Journalist #4
F. Gary Gray

F. Gary Gray

Greg Mack
Og Blood

Og Blood

Michael 'Compton Menace' Taylor
Kofi Siriboe

Kofi Siriboe

Block Dude #1
Orlando Brown

Orlando Brown

Block Dude #2
Matthew Boylan

Matthew Boylan

LAPD Crash Cop #1
Chic Daniel

Chic Daniel

LAPD Crash Cop #2
Cris D'Annunzio

Cris D'Annunzio

Uniform Cop #1
Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Uniform Cop #2
Justin Goslee

Justin Goslee

Doo To's Security Guard
Alex Wexo

Alex Wexo

Officer
Marcus Callender

Marcus Callender

HBO Rapper #1
Vaughn Wilkinson

Vaughn Wilkinson

HBO Rapper #2
Dean Cameron

Dean Cameron

Capitol Records Executive
Mark Thomas Holguin

Mark Thomas Holguin

Torrance Cop #1
Sky Soleil

Sky Soleil

Torrance Cop #2
Inny Clemons

Inny Clemons

Officer Rauch
Jody Burke

Jody Burke

Big Dude
Scott Endicott

Scott Endicott

Tour Bus Driver
Greg Collins

Greg Collins

Joe Louis Police
Mark Sherman

Mark Sherman

Jimmy Iovine
Rob Brownstein

Rob Brownstein

CNN Journalist
Nigel Lawes

Nigel Lawes

Chillin' Cop
Lauren Daisy White

Lauren Daisy White

Pool Party Girl
Philicia Saunders

Philicia Saunders

Club Goer (uncredited)
Maria Sten

Maria Sten

Girlfriend
Toni Duclottni

Toni Duclottni

Ménage Girl
Precious Jenkins

Precious Jenkins

Go Mack (uncredited)
Simon Rhee

Simon Rhee

Korean Store Owner
Rebecca Olejniczak

Rebecca Olejniczak

Hostess (uncredited)
''Knife'' Sotelo

''Knife'' Sotelo

Concert Goer (uncredited)

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Reviews for Straight Outta Compton
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A Review by Ruuz 6

Written by Ruuz on 2016-09-15

Gangster rap is pretty far removed from my wheelhouse, and I've never followed N.W.A. closely enough to know if this biopic an accurate depi... read more

Gangster rap is pretty far removed from my wheelhouse, and I've never followed N.W.A. closely enough to know if this biopic an accurate depiction of their career, but; a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. And _Straight Outta Compton_ undeniably is that. _Final rating:★★★ - I personally recommend you give it a go._

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A Review by Rangan 7

Written by Rangan on 2016-10-04

**The rise of the Rap music!** There were lots of debate over this film's snub from the Oscars, but I'm not here to talk about that. As a... read more

**The rise of the Rap music!** There were lots of debate over this film's snub from the Oscars, but I'm not here to talk about that. As a film, it was awesome and as a biographical film, even more awesome, but not an inspiring film that I was expecting. There were many bad things in it, like the language and character portrayals. Though hats off to the filmmakers for rendering the it with the bold contents. I don't know if it being true to the actual events, but anybody can feel how those circumstances would have been for those involved in the real. One thing is for sure, the film is not for the families. The first half was the reason which was very negatively appealed, particularly the racism and police abuse preoccupied rather than telling the actual story. But the next half was much better. I liked it because of that part which crafted so brilliantly. That's where the real journey begins. Well played characters, everybody who repressed those real ones were done incredible job. This film revealed something I did know. Like how the Rap music got so popular. I quite belong to the same generation where this thing got its revolution. It was like another 'Lords of Dogtown' where the young guys made skateboards popular, but here it was the Rap songs. It was a two and half hour long film, longer than an average film length, but the pace was good. Except the strong contents, the narration never looked dull. I totally enjoyed watching it, a good film for adults, particularly those who love Rap music must not think of missing it. _7/10_

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A Review by r96sk 9

Written by r96sk on 2020-12-27

Quality film. I thoroughly enjoyed <em>'Straight Outta Compton'</em>, it had me gripped all the way through. That's despite me having lit... read more

Quality film. I thoroughly enjoyed <em>'Straight Outta Compton'</em>, it had me gripped all the way through. That's despite me having little to no knowledge of N.W.A, I knew of their name and of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre but basically zilch about their actual story. I couldn't comment on how true it is to history, but as a film it's fantastic. You have great performances from O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Paul Giamatti. Mitchell impressed me most as Eazy-E, while the casting of Jackson as Ice Cube - his father, of course - was a masterstroke. All the cast do very well, in truth. I love how gritty the film is too, it feels real - at least as real as film can get. There is some neat cinematography in there, while the music is entwinned nicely. The pacing is almost perfect, aside from a few moments in the middle. I also rate how it all ends, in terms of the story but also with the end credits. There's heart in there.

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A Review by Gimly

Gangster rap is pretty far removed from my wheelhouse, and I've never followed N.W.A. closely enough to know if this biopic an accurate depiction of their career, but; a good movie is a good movie is a good movie. And _Straight Outta Compto...

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A Review by Ruuz 6

Written by Ruuz on 2016-09-15

Gangster rap is pretty far removed from my wheelhouse, and I've never followed N.W.A. closely enough to know if this biopic an accurate depiction of their career, but; a good movie is a good movie is ...

read more
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A Review by Rangan 7

Written by Rangan on 2016-10-04

**The rise of the Rap music!** There were lots of debate over this film's snub from the Oscars, but I'm not here to talk about that. As a film, it was awesome and as a biographical film, even more ...

read more
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A Review by r96sk 9

Written by r96sk on 2020-12-27

Quality film. I thoroughly enjoyed <em>'Straight Outta Compton'</em>, it had me gripped all the way through. That's despite me having little to no knowledge of N.W.A, I knew of their name and of Ic...

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