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R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
DJay (Terrence Howard) is a pimp living day to day on the tough streets of Memphis, Tennessee. Pushing 40, he's tired of the life he's living and dreams of something greater. When he meets up with an old friend who is now in the recording industry, he's inspired to turn his life around and uses his criminal life as an inspiration to create rap music. When he hears that a rap superstar is coming to town, Djay works a hustle to gain the rapper's attention and hopefully get signed by a label.

Cast: Terrence Howard , Anthony Anderson , Taryn Manning , Taraji P. Henson , Paula Jai Parker , Elise Neal , Isaac Hayes , D. J. Qualls

Director: Craig Brewer

Genres: Drama, Music

Distributor: MTV Productions

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Release Date: July 22nd, 2005|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Explosive entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    So much love went into Hustle & Flow that it almost glows with it. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance. show more

  • August 09, 2008 God's child
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    This film surprised me, I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was. Mr. Howard really has the talent to do other dialects that not all actors can do.

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