Straight Outta Compton


2h 27m 2015

Brief Synopsis

In 1987, young Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren used brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats to turn their anger about life in their inner-city L.A. neighborhood into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. In late '80s, Compton's streets were some of the most dangerous in th

Film Details

Also Known As
Letras Explicitas, N.W.A: Straight Outta Compton, Straight Outta Compton - A História do N.W.A.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Synopsis

In 1987, young Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren used brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats to turn their anger about life in their inner-city L.A. neighborhood into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. In late '80s, Compton's streets were some of the most dangerous in the country. Crack cocaine use was escalating at a rate as alarming as the violent, gang-driven business that propelled it. The LAPD's merciless war on drugs left residents shell-shocked, distrustful of authority and bitter. Charismatic, dope-selling Eazy-E saw a future in L.A.'s burgeoning rap scene and reached out to his friend Dr. Dre, a deejay who spun at Compton clubs with DJ Yella. The three wanted change and Eazy-E had the resources to make it happen. Along with young emcees MC Ren and Ice Cube they became N.W.A., turning their frustration into art and giving their people what they needed: a voice.

Crew

William Adams

Stunts

Mark Agostino

Music

Varuzhan Alebian

Craft Service

Robert Alonzo

Stunts

Jory Alvarado

Art Assistant

Matt Alvarez

Producer

Giuseppe Amador

Art Department

Adoma Ananeh-firempong

Assistant Editor

Geoff Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Bryan L Anderton

Props

Eric Androvich

Electrician

Jeffrey Charles Angelo

Props Assistant

Yaa Boaa Aning

Costumer

Delmar Arnaud

Song

Kevin M Arnold

Stunts

Steven Arrington

Song

Tena Austin

Makeup Artist

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Roy Ayers

Song

Roy Ayers

Song Performer

Donny Bailey

Stunts

Bobbi Banks

Adr Supervisor

Jeff Barco

Electrician

Becky Barksdale

Song

Alex Barnoya

Medic

David Becerra

Transportation Manager

Michael Bell

Song

Matias Beltramo

Production Assistant

William Benedict

Generator Operator

Greg Benge

On-Set Dresser

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

Andrea Berloff

Story By

Andrea Berloff

Screenplay

Scott Bernstein

Producer

Gary Bevans

Steadicam Operator

Austin Bilson

Props Assistant

Dan Bilzerian

Stunts

Matthew Bland

Craft Service

Leroy Bonner

Song

Kinney Booker

On-Set Dresser

Steve Borgese

Greensman

Dashan Boyce

Production Assistant

Danny Boyer

Stunts

Stephen Brennes

Craft Service

Nick Brett

Stunts

Tom Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Christopher Brown

Art Director

Kasi Brown

Medic

Russell L Brown

Song

Steve Brown

Stunts

Asia Bryant

Song

Willie Burton

Production Sound Mixer

Eddie Bydalek

Rerecording

William Calhoun

Song

Hernan Camacho

On-Set Dresser

Charlie Campagna

Sound Effects

Craig Campbell

Rigging Electrician

Luther Campbell

Song

Jordan Cann

Stunts

Jewell Caples

Song

Christopher Carlson

Set Decorator

George Carrera

Assistant Location Manager

Charles E. Carter

Song

Mickey Cassidy

Stunts

Mishane Cates

Grip

Gigi Causey

Production Supervisor

Johanna Cerati

Clapper Loader

Dave Channing

Music Editor

Mark Chavarria

Stunts

Jamira Cheatham

Accounting Assistant

Tiffany Cheng

Production Assistant

Willis Chung

Stunts

Vincent Cirilli

Original Score

Jan Citron

Studio Teacher

Jeff Clark

Painter

George Clinton Jr.

Song

George Clinton Jr.

Song Performer

William Clouter

Grip

Joe Cocker

Song

Mark Coffey

Assistant Sound Editor

James Coffin

Best Boy Grip

Cheo Hodari Coker

Other

Cheo Hodari Coker

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Miles Cole

Music

Dennis Coles

Song

Bootsy Collins

Song

Rick Collins

Coordinator

Elisa Ann Conant

Assistant Location Manager

Rufus Cooper

Song

Xavier Corby

On-Set Dresser

James A Costello

On-Set Dresser

Edward J Cox

Rigging Electrician

Katari Cox

Song

Judson Crane

Music

Mike Cruz

Electrician

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Tracy Curry

Song

Chic Daniel

Advisor

John Davis

Production Assistant

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Juan Salazar De Leon

Compositor

Michelle A De Mayo

Accounting Assistant

Louise Decordoba

Production Accountant

Julius Denem

Stunt Double

Debra Denson

Makeup

William Devaughn

Song

Terence Dickson

Stunts

Run Dmc

Song Performer

Snoop Dogg

Song

Snoop Dogg

Song Performer

Warren Drummond

Storyboard Artist

Tana June Dubbe

Key Grip

Jeremy Dunn

Stunts

Quinn Early

Stunts

Eazy-e

Song Performer

Eazy-e

Song

Nash Edgerton

Stunts

Yves Edwards

Stunts

Kofi W. Elam

Stunts

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

David Engel

Executive Producer

Jeff Errico

Storyboard Artist

Corey Eubanks

Stunts

Missy Eustermann

Post-Production Accountant

Kevin Fahey

Rigging Grip

Sean Falkner

Assistant Art Director

Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame

Song Performer

Mark Farner

Song

Alyssa Feener

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dustin Felder

Coach

James Fernandez

On-Set Dresser

Jimena Ferrante

Stunts

Jake Ferrero

Electrician

Jeff Ferrero

Gaffer

Scott Fitzgerald

Assistant Location Manager

Nanci Fletcher

Song Performer

Clay Fontenot

Stunt Double

John Foster

Props

Tanner Foust

Stunts

Clayton Fowler

Grip

Billy Fox

Editor

Eric Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

Yafeu Fula

Song

Francesca Galesi

Researcher

Kieran Gallagher

Stunts

The Game

Song

The Game

Song Performer

Margaret Gardner

Music Coordinator

Wilma Garscadden-gahret

Script Supervisor

Albert Gasser

Sound Editor

Kristina Geddes

Costumes

Khalid Ghajji

Stunts

Luke Gibleon

Foley

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Greg Gonzalez

Assistant Property Master

Abu Gooby

Stunts

Daniel Graham

Stunt Double

Laura Graham

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Christopher Gray

Extras Agent/Coordinator

F. Gary Gray

Producer

Gui C. Greene

Stunts

Barbara Gregson

Researcher

Skylar Grey

Song Performer

Gary Grice

Song

Sondra Grossman

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Hadzopoulos

Casting Assistant

Phillipos Haile

Stunt Double

Jennifer Hammond

Music

Buddy Hank

Song

Waung Hankerson

Song

Reginald Hargis

Song

Daniel Hargrave

Stunts

Riley Harper

Stunts

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

James Harris

Song

Zedric Harris

Stunts

Osten S Harvey

Song

Steve Hassenpflug

Stunts

Scott Hatley

Best Boy Grip

Lamont Hawkins

Song

Isaac Hayes

Song

Leon Haywood

Song

Gregory A. Hedgepath

Supervising Sound Editor

Lauren Henry

Animal Trainer

Jonathan Herman

Screenplay

Daniel Hernandez

Stunts

Juan Hernandez

Painter

Christopher Herr

Camera

Michael T Hester

Rigging Grip

Corey Hill

Hair Stylist

David P Hobbs

Song

Logan Holladay

Stunts

Jermaine Holt

Stunts

Mikel Hooks

Song

Casey Hopkins

Production Assistant

Kendall Huberman

On-Set Dresser

Colin Hudson

Steadicam Operator

Ronnie Hudson

Song

Chris Hughes

Song

Andrew Hull

Assistant Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Letras Explicitas, N.W.A: Straight Outta Compton, Straight Outta Compton - A História do N.W.A.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States August 14, 2015

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2016

Marcus Callender was previously mentioned for the role of Dr. Dre.

Previously in development at New Line.

Wide Release in United States August 14, 2015

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2016

In spring 2014, Universal shot a sequence in Los Angeles to prevent the project's California's film tax credit from expiring. Principal photography with the full cast in place then occurred months later, from August through early October, 2014.