Hustle & flow

Format: DVD 2006
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One man's struggle to rise above his circumstances prompts him to try a career in music in this acclaimed drama from writer and director Craig Brewer. Djay (Terrence Howard) is a low-level pimp and drug dealer who scraped together a living in the ghettos of Memphis, TN. Djay isn't happy with his life, and the realization that he's reached the same age when his father unexpectedly died has made him start thinking about changing his ways. Djay has always had a gift for spinning stories, and after picking up a cheap keyboard, he begins picking out beats to go along with his rhymes. After bumping into an old high-school buddy who works in gospel music, Key (Anthony Anderson), Djay decided to take the plunge and remake himself as a rapper. With the technical know-how of Key and the musical input of a local beat maker named Shelby (DJ Qualls), Djay begins turning his way with words and his first-hand knowledge of the street life into music, as his two live-in girlfriends, Lexus (Paula Jai Parker) and Shug (Taraji P. Henson), add their musical input and emotional support and Nola (Taryn Manning) continues to turn tricks to pay the bills. When local boy-turned-nationwide hip-hop star Skinny Black (Ludacris) comes to town to pay a visit to Arnel (Isaac Hayes), a club owner friendly with Djay, he sees an opportunity to put his demo in the hands of someone who can bring his music to the masses, though it turns out to be far more difficult than he expected. Hustle & Flow had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a number of rave reviews and took home the Audience Award. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Rap musicians -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Drama.
Rap (Music) -- Drama.
Music trade -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Hollywood, CA :Paramount,2006
Edition Widescreen version.
Contributors Howard, Terrence.
Anderson, Anthony, 1970-
Manning, Taryn.
Henson, Taraji P.
Parker, Paula Jai, 1969-
Bomar, Scott.
Brewer, Craig.
Paramount Classics (Firm)
MTV Films (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Participants/Performers Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Amelia Vincent ; editor, Billy Fox ; music, Scott Bomar.
Audience Rated R; for sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence.
Language English
Includes English subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Commentary by writer/director Craig Brewer; "behind the hustle"; "by any means necessary"; "creatin' crunk"; Memphis hometown premiere; 6 promotional spots.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital; Region 1.
Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415714908
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