A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.
Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.
An orphaned street kid becomes a powerful drug dealer, then turns away from crime to pursue a promising music career.
With roots that run deep into the southern milieu from which it comes and characters that are rich, consummately drawn, and full of life, Craig Brewer's Hustle & Flow is a revelation and a delight. Energized by an enormously charismatic central character and a performance by Terrence Howard which is quite simply a breakout, Hustle & Flow creates engagement from its first frames and reaches its peak without a missed note or sidestep. Djay is a pimp suffering a midlife crisis and although nominally successful, he yearns to record his flow and become a respected rapper. Galvanized by a gospel song, he sets his dream in motion--recruiting his motley crew and building a studio in his home. And though he succeeds in putting his rap, "It's Hard for a Pimp," onto tape, the barriers to fame and fortune are many, and getting there becomes an elusive goal.
The first authorized documentary about the life and times of Tupac Amaru Shakur. This 90-minute feature documentary is driven by the music and art he created, and the revolutionary ideas he voiced. It captures the dramatic life experiences of a sensitive and versatile young man whose life was tragically cut short, but whose legacy of music and poetry continues to inspire others around the world.
With the rent due and his car booted, Sean (Dr. Dre) has to come up with some ends...and fast. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job busting suds down at the local car wash, the first order of business is impressing Mr. Washington (George Wallace) the gun-toting, dominoes-playing owner of The Wash. Unaware that the two are roomies, Mr. Washington hires Sean as Dee Loc's supervisor. Comic tensions flare between the two, especially when Dee Loc suspects Sean of trying to slow his roll with the side hustles he's got going on in the car wash parking lot...and with the ladies in the locker room. But there are bigger things to worry about at The Wash.
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.