R | | Crime, Drama, Music
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Craig Brewer added several touches from his personal life in the script. His wife worked in a strip club, then got pregnant. He had to turn off the air conditioning to edit or the fuse would blow. He actually saw a black pimp and a white prostitute with braids ... ...
If you had to say something different other than "beat that bitch," what would it be?
DJay: I don't know. Shit. Stuff like, um... stomp that ho?
After Djay buys the keyboard from the bum at the beginning, he holds a paper bag in his right hand and the keyboard in his left. When he goes to play the keyboard, the bag is gone.
$8,017,808 (USA) (24 July 2005)
$22,201,636 (USA) (20 November 2005)
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