After 8 Mile found outstanding success with a debut in early November of 2002, so will Get Rich or Die Tryin' look to replicate that same pattern as it hits screens in November of 2005.
is a 2005 American Hip-Hop Rap biopic crime film starring 50 Cent, in his feature film acting debut.
When Marcus leaves prison, Bama, Justice, Majestic, and June Bug are waiting for him.
Majestic invites Marcus to become his right-hand man (taking June Bug's place), but Marcus tells him of his aspirations to being a rapper, which Majestic laughs off. Justice and Bama initially have a clash of personalities, but Marcus calms them after a roadside stop.
Eventually he abandons high school to sell drugs for local kingpin Levar and his underling, Majestic, full-time.
Majestic, however, plans to become a major drug lord himself, often conspiring with a Rap artist he manages named Dangerous.
As the unidentified shooter points the gun to Marcus' head and pulls the trigger, the film flashes back to his childhood.
Marcus is a quiet young boy who adores his loving mother, and the two live a relatively comfortable life on her drug-dealing income.
She is murdered in an apparent drug deal gone wrong.
It is then revealed that Marcus is shot outside of his family's home by Justice.
Marcus rethinks his life, prioritizing his young child.
Years later, after Marcus reunites with his childhood sweetheart Charlene, 1 of his friends is shot and paralyzed at a club by a Colombian named Raul; the gunman initially aimed for Marcus.
In retaliation, Marcus attacks Raul but is unable to bring himself to kill Raul when he calls out to his father.