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8 Mile

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5.8
34,416
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Original title
8 Mile
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Cast
Music
Eminem. Songs: Eminem
Cinematography
Producer
Genre
Drama | Music. Hip Hop. 1990s
Synopsis
Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know 8 Mile Road as the city's perimeter. It is also a psychological dividing line between urban and suburban, between black and white, between where Jimmy is and where he wants to be. Here, survival is key, and for many, the emotional life preserver is hip hop. In the absence of nurturing parents, Jimmy and his friends--cool and charasmatic Future, optimistic dreamer Sol, aspiring activist DJ Iz and slow but steady Cheddar Bob--have created their own family. Jimmy and his "crew" (Three One Third), live on hopes of getting their "big break" while struggling to eke out a living at their dead end day jobs. At night, they feed their dreams in the hip hop clubs where the city's best rappers battle each other with abusive rhymes that are wielded like weapons. Here, words are meant to wound and victory belongs to the quick-witted.
Awards
2002: Oscar: Best Original Song
2002: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Original Song
2002: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Song
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. for Most Promising Performer (Eminem)
2002: Satellite Awards: nominated to Original Song.
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User history
8 Mile
2002
Curtis Hanson
5.8
(34,416)
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