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8 Mile (2002)

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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.
Theatrical Release Date 2002
Runtime (minutes) 111
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Song, Winner, 2002
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Song, Winner, 2002
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Song, Winner, 2002

Cast and Crew

Curtis Hanson
Jimmy Iovine, Brian Grazer , Curtis Hanson
Kim Basinger, Eminem, De'Angelo Wilson, Mekhi Phifer, Taryn Manning, Evan Jones, Michael Shannon, Omar Benson Miller, Eugene Byrd, Brittany Murphy, Chloe Greenfield
Music: Jeff Bass
Music Performer: Eminem
Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto
Screenwriter: Scott Silver
Music: Luis Resto

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R &#40&#59;MPAA&#41&#59; Rated  R (MPAA) strong language, sexuality, some violence, and drug use Learn More

Release Info

Release Date

18/03/2003

Theatrical Release

2002

Rating

R (MPAA)

Rating Reason

strong language, sexuality, some violence, and drug use

Format

DVD

Unedited Version

Y

Collector Edition

N

Director Cut

N

Number of Discs

1

Distributor

Universal Studios Home Video

Area

USA

VIDEO:

Runtime (minutes)

111

Picture

Color

AUDIO:

Language

English

Dubbed

French, Spanish

Subtitles

French, Spanish

Closed Caption

English

Release Notes

Notes

DVD Features:

Region 1
Keep Case
Unedited
Unrated
Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
Letterbox - 2.35
Audio:
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
Dolby Digital DTS Surround 5.1 - English
Dolby Surround - English, Spanish
Additional Release Material:
Deleted Scenes: "Eminem Rap Battles"
Music Video: Eminem - "Superman"
Making Of: THE MAKING OF 8 MILE
Featurette: THE MUSIC OF 8 MILE
Interactive Features:
Scene Access
Interactive Menus

Theatrical release: November 8, 2002

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly 09/27/2002 "...Eminem projects the downbeat sex appeal and scurrilous, dead-eyed yearning of a rap-world James Dean....It's a movie of catchy rebel-underdog power..."
Rolling Stone 10/19/2002 "...Eminem shows real screen presence....8 MILE hits hard and provocatively close to home..."
Box Office 01/11/2002 "...Eminem possesses a furtive instinct as a performer..."

8 Customer Reviews for 8 Mile (2002)

Average Overall rating

4.5 / 5
Based on 152 ratings
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135 Reviews

11% Critical

17 Reviews

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5.0
  • from Greenfield Park
  • Apr 18, 2003

Great Movie

This is a great dvd!! Any Eminem fans or just like drama movies you should without a doubt pick this one up...Ok theres a bit of nudity in the superman video but who cares?! GREAT MOVIE! 10/10

5.0
  • from Aurora,ON
  • Apr 03, 2003

Wow!!

I am personally a HUGE Eminem fan and after seeing this Movie my respect for him grew even more. At first at was like "O My God! He is such a great rapper!" Now it's more like " He is good at EVERYTHING!" The uncensored features are awesome too..Man..The Superman video really shocked me but..whatever! It's all good!

5.0
  • from Rupert
  • Mar 22, 2003

8-Mile

Be sure to check out the un-scripted battles in the bonus section.

5.0
  • from Montreal
  • Mar 19, 2003

great buy

this is a great movie. I bought the uncenceroed dvd and was disapointed that the superman video which features nudity and violence has eminem singing the edited radio version of the song. but that is only a minor issue that leaded me to wonder why they said it was uncenceroed

5.0
  • from ontario, Canada
  • Mar 19, 2003

Eminem DvD

Excellent movie, with awesome extra features. A must own. Thanks