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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 a Chance to Turn it Around. 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

Eminem was unable to accept his Academy Award in person. He felt so sure another nominee would win that he did not bother to attend the ceremony. Instead he was sleeping, while his daughter watched cartoons the night he won. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy gets his sweater from behind the bin before the first battle, Cheddar Bob asks "are you going to stay at your Mom's?", then puts his cigar to his mouth. When the angle changes so you can see all of the 313, Bob is clearly holding his cigar down when it should be in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Smith Jr: [rapping] This guy raps like his parents jerked him. He sounds like Eric Sermon, the generic version.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

In the Syndicated Edited For TV Version all the curse word {fuck,shit,bitch,dyke,dick,pussy,} are all masked out but when they are rapping it is replaced with a record scratch and some scenes are altered. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Clue Boom-Boom Pow (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

C.R.E.A.M.
Written by Ghostface Killah (as Dennis Coles), RZA (as Robert Diggs Jr.), The GZA (as Gary Grice), U-God (as Lamont Hawkins), Isaac Hayes, Inspectah Deck (as Jason Hunter), Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones), David Porter, Method Man (as Clifford Smith) and Raekwon (as Corey Woods)
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, A Unit of BMG Music
Under license from BMG Special Products
Contains samples of "As Long As I've Got You"
Performed by The Charmels
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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