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8 Mile (2002)

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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writer:

Scott Silver
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eminem ... Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith
Kim Basinger ... Stephanie Smith
Mekhi Phifer ... David 'Future' Porter
Brittany Murphy ... Alex
Evan Jones ... Cheddar Bob
Omar Benson Miller ... Sol George
De'Angelo Wilson ... DJ Iz
Eugene Byrd ... Wink
Taryn Manning ... Janeane
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... Bouncer
Proof ... Lil' Tic
Mike Bell Mike Bell ... Shorty Mike
DJ Head DJ Head ... Battle DJ
Michael Shannon ... Greg Buehl
Chloe Greenfield ... Lily Smith
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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

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Every moment is another chance. See more »

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Proof, the inspiration for the character Future, was sought by producers to play that role in the film. However, Proof failed to show up for the audition and director Curtis Hanson decided that he wanted a more experienced actor to play Future. Proof was then cast in the smaller role of Lil' Tic. See more »

Goofs

A cable is visible in the last rap battle. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: I gave 'im that nickname. When he was little he had these buck teeth and big ears and he was so cute, wike a wittle rabbit.
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Crazy Credits

The final credit reads, "Filmed on location in the 313" See more »

Alternate Versions

The film, played on Australian television on 7mate, a HD channel, was classified MA15+ and said it contained "Frequent very coarse language, A sex scene and adult themes" according to the 7mate network. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Theme Songs (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptations
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton, Jr.), Easy Mo Bee (as Osten S. Harvey, Jr.), Shirley Murdock (as Shirley J. Murdock), Tupac Shakur (as Tupac Amaru Shakur), Garry Shider (as Garry M. Shider), Redman (as Reggie Noble), Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman and David Spradley (as David L. Spradley)
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Watch Your Nuggets"
Performed by Redman
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains samples from "Computer Love"
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
this is a movie you can really 'lose yourself' in.
10 November 2002 | by haydenisticparadiseSee all my reviews

This movie was amazing! I was pleasantly surprised! I wasn't an Eminem fan going into the movie but I'm certainly one now. Seeing how different things are on the 'other side of the tracks' was a big eye opener for me. I loved the script, the actors, the music - basically I loved everything all the way down to the lighting. It's got everything for everyone in it! Comedy, drama, action, fighting, guns, drugs, sex, and of course - Bunny Rabbit. I loved the movie. I laughed so hard I cried at times and then I just flat out cried at others. I would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone whether they are an Eminem fan or not. Do be careful trying to get into it though. We had to go to four different movie theaters before my 16-year-old friend could get in. They're checking I.D.'s on this one BIG time. Anyway - go see the movie! You'll love it! I swear on my grave it's the best movie that I've seen in a long time!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$41,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,240,555, 10 November 2002

Gross USA:

$116,750,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,875,078
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2.39 : 1
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