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Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | | Crime, Drama, Music | 22 July 2005 (USA)
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With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Director:

Craig Brewer

Writer:

Craig Brewer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terrence Howard ... Djay
Anthony Anderson ... Key
Taryn Manning ... Nola
Taraji P. Henson ... Shug
DJ Qualls ... Shelby (as D.J. Qualls)
Ludacris ... Skinny Black
Paula Jai Parker ... Lexus
Elise Neal ... Yevette
Isaac Hayes ... Arnel
Juicy J ... Tigga
William Engram William Engram ... Slobs (as William 'Poon' Engram)
Bobby Sandimanie Bobby Sandimanie ... Yellow Jacket (as Bobby 'I-20' Sandimanie)
Haystak Haystak ... Mickey
Claude Phillips Claude Phillips ... Harold
Josey Scott ... Elroy
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Storyline

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention. Written by IMDb Editors

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everybody gotta have a dream. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To prepare for his role, Terrence Howard interviewed 123 pimps and 78 prostitutes over two-and-a-half years. He lived with four different pimps, including a month-long stint in a Memphis brothel. See more »

Goofs

When Djay records "It's Hard out here for a Pimp," Nola's hands jump to her headphones between shots. See more »

Quotes

DJay: That's a bottom bitch for you. I mean, we got everything we need right here. And all this stuff in this... this little-bitty space, man, it just looks so much bigger now. I'm here trying to squeeze a dollar out of a dime, and I ain't even got a cent, man.
Key: It takes time, Djay.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Hustle 'N' Bros (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Tippin' (It's a Man's World Remix)
by Mike Jones, Paul Slayton, Stayve Thomas & Salih Williams
Performed by Mike Jones featuring Nicole Wray
Mike Jones performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Nicole Wray performs courtesy of Damon Dash Music Group
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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ABOUT DREAMING BIG
12 February 2020 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

Hustle & Flow is a one of a kind movie about dreams and specifically about music related dreams. Is catchy, harsh, amazing, exhilarating and touching. Terrific performance by Terrence Howard that gives a lot of soul to the story; a convinced cast with an amazing direction that create something to be, undeniably, a cult of the genre. One of a kind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hustle & Flow See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,017,808, 24 July 2005

Gross USA:

$22,202,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,563,727
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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