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8 Mile

Model:
8200676
SKU:
514785
PLU: 5050582006766
Format - DVD
Genre - Drama
Rating - M
Consumer Advice - Medium level coarse language, adult themes, medium level sex scenes, medium level violence
Release Date - 14/07/04
5.0 (1)
If the streets had a voice, this would be the story they'd tell. Controversial rapper Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers) makes his big screen debut with 8 MILE, a bracing drama directed by the increasingly audacious Curtis Hanson. Set in 1995 in the bleak, urban battle zone of Detroit, the film follows the struggles of a young man who is desperate to make a better life for himself. Jimmy Smith, Jr., better known as Rabbit, is destined for a life of squalor. Living in a cramped trailer with his deadbeat mom (Kim Basinger), Rabbit works in a factory to make ends meet. His only outlet is hip-hop. Possessing a talent for freestyle rapping, Rabbit still hasn't managed to unleash his true potential. But his best friend, Future (Mekhi Phifer), is determined to make that happen. Future forces Rabbit to enter a freestyle battle that he blew the week before, giving him another chance at redemption. Hanson's stellar portrait of lower-class urban disillusionment, shot with uncompromisingly gritty realism by Rodrigo Prieto, proves that the issue is no longer about race, it's about money. Eminem delivers a bold performance as the troubled youngster who is still trying to find his place in a harsh, cruel world.
DirectorsHanson, Curtis
ActorsEminem, Basinger, Kim, Murphy, Brittany
Film GenreDrama
LabelUniversal
AudioEnglish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish
Running Time106
Aspect ratio2.35:1
Region Coding4
TV StandardPAL
RatingM
Consumer AdviceMedium level coarse language, adult themes, medium level sex scenes, medium level violence
Year of Release2002
Primary Format - Movies/TVDVD
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